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Super Rugby team of the season

WINGER George Bridge was the only star from the champion Crusaders to be included in the official Super Rugby team of the season. Bridge scored 15 tries during a season which ended last Saturday with Crusaders defeating the Lions 37-18 in the final in Christchurch. His try haul was the …

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Toni Pulu Wallabies, Brumbies

UPDATED: New Brumbies signing Toni Pulu is immediately eligible to play for the Wallabies thanks to a dispensation granted by World Rugby. The former Chiefs flyer holds an Australian passport and has previously played sevens for Niue — his ancestral home. But a Rugby Australia spokesman told foxsports.com.au that World …

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Super Rugby final

WALLABY Pete Samu has been named to take his place in Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Christchurch but the Crusaders loose forward is surprisingly only on the bench despite Jordan Taufua’s broken arm. Samu came off the bench and played the majority of the Crusaders’ 30-12 semifinal …

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Super Rugby final highlights

FOR the second straight year the Crusaders have defeated the Lions to claim their ninth Super Rugby title after fending off a second half challenge to win 37-18 at AMI Park in Christchurch. A year after travelling to Johannesburg to become the first team to cross the Indian Ocean and …

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Cyclone Gita Taniela Tupou

“OUR house is gone”. With those emotional words, Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou began his prayers for his large family in Tonga caught in the destructive path of Cyclone Gita. The Category 4 cyclone unleashed winds of more than 200km per hour across the Pacific island where the government declared a …

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Karmichael Hunt cocaine

KARMICHAEL Hunt is certain to face an independent code of conduct hearing to determine his future in rugby union despite Monday’s police decision to drop a cocaine charge. The cocaine charge was dropped on Monday because of lack of evidence but the level of proof needed for a finding of …

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Rory Arnold suspended after red card

THE Wallabies have suffered another blow, with Brumbies lock Rory Arnold ruled out of Australia’s first Test of the year against Ireland next month due to suspension. Arnold copped a three week ban for a dangerous tackle on Lions five-eighth Elton Jantjies during the Brumbies’ 42-24 Super Rugby loss in …

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