Super Rugbyi

Super Rugby is the pre-eminent professional club rugby competition in the southern hemisphere and involves five teams each from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It is also colloquially known as Super 15.

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Former Super Rugby player Joe Wheeler says he ‘stuffed up’ and has spoken with Kazuki Himeno about his comments in a post-match interview; Sky Sport reiterate is it ‘not the standard expected of the broadcast team’.

Australia head coach David Rennie warns that players are being lured away from playing in Australia by the promise of big salaries offered by Japanese clubs.


Western Force owner Andrew Forrest’s innovative rugby competition put on hold as Global Rapid Rugby CEO Mark Evans steps down and teams consider future during global pandemic.

James Davies-Yandle says that rugby is behind the curve on products for fans to consume the sport, but that is set to change creating commercial opportunities.

Boxing promoter offers the 53-year-old Mike Tyson a fight with Sonny Bill Williams and others as boxing legend Jeff Fenech says the trio would be ‘in the morgue the next day’.

Former All Blacks captain Jerry Collins and his wife have been killed in a car crash in France, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed on Friday.

Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire at the age of 26 in the wake of a third neck fracture in two years. McCabe confirmed his decision to call time on his rugby career on Thursday after sustaining the injury in Australia's 51-20 Rugby Championship defeat to New Zealand last weekend.

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for a third time, his ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday - but McCabe's club ACT Brumbies denied that.

Wallabies winger Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins has been released from his national team contract to sign with Japan’s West Red Sparks for next season, ruling him out of the 2015 World Cup, officials said on Friday.

England’s fringe test players proved to coach Stuart Lancaster he was on the right track to build depth as he prepares for next year’s World Cup with a 38-7 victory over the seven-time Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch on Tuesday.

The New South Wales Waratahs scored a 41-13 bonus-point win over South Africa's Golden Lions in Sydney on Sunday, with fly-half Bernard Foley staking his Wallabies claim by scoring 21 points, including a try, five conversions and two penalties.

Replacement Kyle Cooper scored a 75th-minute try to lift a Sharks team reduced to 14 men for 63 minutes, and to 13 during the second half, to a 30-25 win over the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Coastal Sharks put their Super Rugby competition lead on the line against the red-hot Canterbury Crusaders this weekend in Christchurch where they have never won.

South Africa’s Sharks clung to first place on the Super Rugby table on Saturday by taking a consolation bonus point from a 16-9 loss to the second-placed ACT Brumbies in a rain-soaked top-of-the-table clash in Canberra.

Jake White will coach the Sharks against his former team, the Brumbies, on Saturday in a top-of-the-table match which has the potential to sway the Super Rugby play-off chances for both teams.

The Chiefs scored three tries in a six-minute spell on either side of half-time to secure a bonus point from a 38-8 win over South Africa’s Lions in Super Rugby in Hamilton on Saturday, breathing new life into their title defence.

The Coastal Sharks became the first South African team to win on tour this season with a laboured 22-16 victory over the Melbourne Rebels on Friday, keeping them top of the Super Rugby standings.

After a rocky start to the Super Rugby season, the stars are aligning for Todd Blackadder’s Canterbury Crusaders with flanker Richie McCaw set to return from a long injury lay-off and help drive the side toward the play-offs.

Australia's ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby title push gained momentum with their win over champions the Waikato Chiefs coupled with the shock loss of competition leaders the Coastal Sharks at home.

A mid-season loss of form for Super Rugby leaders Coastal Sharks continued on Friday when they suffered a shock 34-18 home loss to Otago Highlanders, while the Brumbies thumped Waikato Chiefs 41-23.

Defending champions Waikato Chiefs and Australia's ACT Brumbies meet on Friday in a rematch of last year's Super Rugby final, with the winner keeping series leaders the Coastal Sharks in their sights.