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North Harbour Name Mitre 10 Cup Squad

Steve Jackson today announced his QBE North Harbour 29 man squad for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup campaign. Putting it bluntly, Jackson is excited “This squad has been selected on club form, with a number of players forcing their way into our thinking based on their individual performances week after week. There are always tough [...]

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Steve Hanson Signs On As All Blacks Coach Until 2019

All Black coach Steve Hanson has extended his contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.Steve Hansen said he was very honoured and grateful to the New Zealand Rugby Board and Steve Tew to be given the opportunity to extend his contract."It was never going to be an easy decision nor [...]

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Chiefs March Into Semis After Dismantling The Stormers

The Chiefs have completely out played the Stormers in Cape Town scoring eight tries to three in a 61-20 victory.Damien McKenzie was again at his brilliant best scoring 25 pointsThe Chiefs scored four tries in each half including three in the last five minutes of the game.The win sets up a mouth watering all New Zealand semi [...]

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Crusaders Fail To Fire as Lions Roar in Johannesburg

The Crusaders failed to give coach Todd Blackadder a winning farewell after a disappointing 42-25 loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.The Lions scored five tries to two leaving the Crusaders looking to next year when new head coach Scott Robertson takes chargeBlackadder will leave the Crusaders having never coached them to a Super Rugby title.The [...]

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Hurricanes Thrash Toothless Sharks

The Hurricanes have cemented a home semi-final after dismissing a disappointing Sharks team 41-0 in the capital. After leading 13-0 nil at the break in horrible conditions the Hurricanes used the wind to their advantage scoring four second half tries.TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett were again at their brilliant best utilising the conditions and steering [...]

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Highlanders march on to Semi Finals

The Highlanders have defeated the Australian conference winning Brumbies 15-9 in Canberra to advance to the semi finals and are now one step closer to back to back titles after winning their maiden Super Rugby title last year. This was the first time since 2006 that the Highlanders have won in Canberra.The Highlanders scored two [...]

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Hurricanes Make Three Changes for Quarter Final Against Sharks

Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd has made three changes to the starting XV for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Sharks at Westpac Stadium. There is one change in the backline where Matt Proctor has recovered from a hamstring strain to take his place at centre, and two in the pack where props Loni Uhila and Ben May come [...]

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One Veteran Departs and Another Returns to Southland Stags Mitre 10 Cup Squad

New Stags coach Hoani MacDonald has started his tenure with a big call by leaving veteran prop Jamie Mackintosh out of his 28-man squad for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup.Mackintosh has been captain of the Stags since 2008 and is replaced by 27-year-old hooker Brayden Mitchell at the helm of the Stags.Macdonald said the decision [...]

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Local Stars Boost Turbos For Mitre 10 Cup

Turbos Head Coach, Jeremy Cotter has selected a number of local players to make up his squad for the forthcoming Mitre 10 Cup competition.Liam Hallam-Eames (OBM), Curtis Reid (COB), Tukiterangi Raimona (OBM), Travis Taylor (Fielding), Tim Cadwallader (COB) and Harrison Brewer (Te Kawau) have all been newly contracted for the 2016 season.“These boys have really [...]

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Highlanders Name team to take on Brumbies in Super Rugby Quarter Final

Pulse Energy Highlanders to play the Brumbies in the quarterfinalsAfter finishing fifth on the table at the end of the regular season the Pulse Energy Highlanders will take on the Australian Conference winners and sole remaining Australian team the Brumbies in the quarter finals this Friday night.The starting team has just two personnel changes with No.8 Liam Squire gaining a [...]

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