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From The42 'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground' Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

From The42 Sevu Reece stars as rampant Crusaders trounce Lions Super Rugby This post contains videos

Sevu Reece stars as rampant Crusaders trounce Lions

The Crusaders’ bid for a third straight Super Rugby title is gathering momentum.

From The42 Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row New Challenge

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

From The42 Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments Sacking

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

From The42 Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts Support

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

From The42 Rampant Crusaders hit back to stay unbeaten at home Super Rugby This post contains videos

Rampant Crusaders hit back to stay unbeaten at home

Irish prop Oli Jager came off the bench for the hosts as they beat the Highlanders on Friday.

From The42 All Black Cane cleared for contact training six months after breaking neck Recovery

All Black Cane cleared for contact training six months after breaking neck

The Chiefs say they will take no risks with the New Zealand flanker.

From The42 Crusaders review 'offensive' name and branding after Christchurch mosque attack Super Rugby

Crusaders review 'offensive' name and branding after Christchurch mosque attack

The head of New Zealand Rugby said the current branding was ‘no longer tenable’.

From The42 ROG's Crusaders bounce back from rare defeat to blitz Hurricanes Super Rugby

ROG's Crusaders bounce back from rare defeat to blitz Hurricanes

The defending champions had lost to NSW Waratahs last week.

From The42 Tokyo's Sunwolves axed as Super Rugby reverts to 14-team format Sunset

Tokyo's Sunwolves axed as Super Rugby reverts to 14-team format

The Japanese side will bow out at the end of 2020 after just five seasons in the competition.

From The42 SANZAAR to clarify Super Rugby future amid reports of Sunwolves axe Sunset

SANZAAR to clarify Super Rugby future amid reports of Sunwolves axe

Australian media reported that the Tokyo-based franchise will be cut after the 2020 season.

From The42 Argentina scrum-half to join Harlequins after World Cup On The Move

Argentina scrum-half to join Harlequins after World Cup

Martin Landajo is on his way to the Premiership.

From The42 O'Gara's Crusaders attack runs riot in nine-try Chiefs hammering Super Rugby This post contains videos

O'Gara's Crusaders attack runs riot in nine-try Chiefs hammering

There is no stopping the Super Rugby champions as they extended their winning run to 19 matches.

From The42 Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting Analysis

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting

The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.

From The42 Blues prop Michael Tamoaieta passes away suddenly at the age of 23 RIP

Blues prop Michael Tamoaieta passes away suddenly at the age of 23

Tributes have been paid after the Blues forward passed away suddenly.

From The42 Super Rugby history made as Sunwolves secure first ever away win by seeing off Waikato Chiefs Upset This post contains videos

Super Rugby history made as Sunwolves secure first ever away win by seeing off Waikato Chiefs

The Japanese outfit recorded the most significant win of their brief Super Rugby life in Hamilton on Saturday.

From The42 Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes Taking Flight

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

The back-row forward is off after the 2019 World Cup.

From The42 World Cup winner Stephen Donald is back in Super Rugby at the age of 35 Chief Beaver

World Cup winner Stephen Donald is back in Super Rugby at the age of 35

The New Zealand out-half has returned to the Chiefs ahead of the start of the 2019 season.

From The42 Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal Committed

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal

The Australia fullback will remain with the Waratahs until 2022 after penning a new long-term deal.

From The42 Wallaby Hunt handed rugby lifeline after drug scandal Second Chance

Wallaby Hunt handed rugby lifeline after drug scandal

The 32-year-old has been given a one-year deal by Super Rugby outfit the Waratahs.

From The42 Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides Bull By The Horns

Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides

‘We believe this is an approach that can work for South African rugby in its broadest sense.’

From The42 Quade Cooper takes swipe at Brad Thorn after signing for Melbourne Rebels Thorn In The Side

Quade Cooper takes swipe at Brad Thorn after signing for Melbourne Rebels

The 30-year-old playmaker was dumped by Queensland Reds, who are coached by Thorn, last season.

From The42 Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs Man At Work

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs

The Aussie playmaker wants to go one better than last time at next year’s tournament in Japan.

From The42 Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk Rassie

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.

From The42 Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

From The42 Super Rugby's team of the season features just one player from champions Crusaders Sum Of Their Parts
From The42 Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown ROG This post contains videos

Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown

The Lions’ heartbreaking run of final defeats extends to a third year in a row after this morning’s result.

From The42 'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics Super Rugby Final

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics

Ahead of the Super Rugby final, Lions coach Swys de Bruin has called for his side to get a “fair deal” against the Crusaders.

From The42 Crusaders crush 'Canes to move step closer to back-to-back Super Rugby titles Magic Mo'unga

Crusaders crush 'Canes to move step closer to back-to-back Super Rugby titles

Ronan O’Gara is going to a Super Rugby final.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final Showdown

Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final

The last two champions of Super Rugby will meet in the semi-finals after the Crusaders made light work of the Sharks.

From The42 Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis Blowback This post contains videos

Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis

Either the Crusaders or the Sharks will be the semi-final opponents for the Hurricanes after they saw off the Chiefs in the last eight.

From The42 'There's so many options': Folau in no rush to settle future amid Reds rumours Super Rugby

'There's so many options': Folau in no rush to settle future amid Reds rumours

The Reds are reportedly interested in poaching Israel Folau from the Waratahs, and the Australia star admits he has a decision to make.

From The42 Japan forward Mafi in police custody after fight with Rebels team-mate Super Rugby

Japan forward Mafi in police custody after fight with Rebels team-mate

Rugby Australia has released a statement.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara and the Crusaders secure Super Rugby top spot Defending Champs This post contains videos

Ronan O'Gara and the Crusaders secure Super Rugby top spot

A convincing win over the Highlanders guarantees the holders home advantage in the final series.

From The42 All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery Super Rugby

All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery

Ronan O’Gara’s team have a big south island derby date on Friday at Wyatt Crockett Stadium.

From The42 Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony Disciplined

Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony

The Wallabies fullback faced a disciplinary hearing with World Rugby and is now set to miss the Waratahs’ Super Rugby clash against the Rebels.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara extends his Crusaders contract for 2019 Super Rugby season ROG

Ronan O'Gara extends his Crusaders contract for 2019 Super Rugby season

The former Ireland and Munster out-half says he is looking forward to staying in New Zealand with his family for another year.

From The42 No breaks in next year's Super Rugby season due to World Cup Forward Planning

No breaks in next year's Super Rugby season due to World Cup

Organisers have confirmed the schedule and format for next year’s competition.

From The42 'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial Free The Nipple

'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial

World Rugby’s proposed new law to protect players in the tackle has been endorsed by the All Blacks head coach.

From The42 Australia prop suspended for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine Banned

Australia prop suspended for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine

James Slipper was suspended and fined by Rugby Australia after testing positive for cocaine.