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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.

From The42 Nabura dismissed for nasty head-kick as Waratahs end Australia's 40-game NZ hoodoo Kung Fu Fighting This post contains videos

Nabura dismissed for nasty head-kick as Waratahs end Australia's 40-game NZ hoodoo

Israel Folau stole the show in the second half in Sydney.

From The42 Controversial cull strengthened Super Rugby, says Stormers coach Balance

Controversial cull strengthened Super Rugby, says Stormers coach

Robbie Fleck says there are no more easy games in Super Rugby since the Cheetahs, Kings and Force got the boot.

From The42 Blues show faith in All Black legend despite sitting bottom of Super Rugby One More Year

Blues show faith in All Black legend despite sitting bottom of Super Rugby

Tana Umaga has been retained as head coach despite a poor run of results.

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England

Eddie Jones this week named Brad Shields in his squad for the Test series against South Africa next month.

From The42 Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues Super Rugby This post contains videos

Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues

The ‘Canes looked a formidable force as they took over at the top of the NZ conference.

From The42 Phipps stripped of Waratahs captaincy and fined after cow costume incident Taking The Piss

Phipps stripped of Waratahs captaincy and fined after cow costume incident

Waratahs chief executive Andrew Hore admitted the reports of his scrum-half urinating on a bar were accurate.

From The42 'I'm a goose' - Australian rugby star apologises for urinating on bar while dressed as cow Taking The Piss
From The42 Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire Record Chaser

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire

‘It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time…’

From The42 Israel Folau offered to quit but stands by homosexuality comments Response

Israel Folau offered to quit but stands by homosexuality comments

The Australia and Waratahs full-back avoided punishment for the remarks.

From The42 Highlanders extend Kiwi dominance, Waratahs go top of conference Super Rugby

Highlanders extend Kiwi dominance, Waratahs go top of conference

Argentina’s Jaguares pulled off an upset 25-22 win over the Rebels this morning.

From The42 Chiefs edge past the Blues thanks to late penalty try as Waratahs rout Sunwolves Super Rugby

Chiefs edge past the Blues thanks to late penalty try as Waratahs rout Sunwolves

Here’s what happened in Super Rugby this morning.

From The42 Sharks show their teeth again, but fall to dramatic 85th minute Hurricanes try Super Rugby This post contains videos

Sharks show their teeth again, but fall to dramatic 85th minute Hurricanes try

Beauden Barrett’s absence was felt, but replacement 10 Ihaia West came up with the winning score in the end.

From The42 Vince Aso's spectacular try is the greatest thing you might have missed this weekend Air Aso This post contains videos
From The42 Watch: Barrett's intercept and Aso's world-class finish help Hurricanes halt Highlanders Super Rugby This post contains videos

Watch: Barrett's intercept and Aso's world-class finish help Hurricanes halt Highlanders

Meanwhile, the Waikato Chiefs kept the Sunwolves winless in a 61-10 rout in Tokyo.

From The42 Another Aussie on board for Connacht with signing of Rebels out-half Horwitz Pro14

Another Aussie on board for Connacht with signing of Rebels out-half Horwitz

The former Waratah looks set to play in tandem with Kyle Godwin at the Sportsground next season.

From The42 Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win Super Rugby

Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win

The Hurricanes’ second win of the Super Rugby season saw Beauden Barrett and Ben May reach personal milestones.

From The42 Ex-Ireland forwards coach, former Munster star to take over at Super Rugby's Hurricanes Plum Job

Ex-Ireland forwards coach, former Munster star to take over at Super Rugby's Hurricanes

John Plumtree and Jason Holland will lead the New Zealand franchise from 2019 onwards.

From The42 Gatland try can't stop Chiefs edging hard-hitting clash with Blues Super Rugby This post contains videos

Gatland try can't stop Chiefs edging hard-hitting clash with Blues

Warren Gatland’s son Bryn scored for the Blues, but the Chiefs kept up their unbeaten run against the big city side.

From The42 All Blacks legend announces international retirement Wave Goodbye

All Blacks legend announces international retirement

35-year-old Wyatt Crockett has earned 71 Test caps since his debut in 2009.

From The42 Crusaders seal 7-try win over Chiefs in Super Rugby opener Super Rugby

Crusaders seal 7-try win over Chiefs in Super Rugby opener

Ronan O’Gara saw his new side score seven tries to get start their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought win over the Chiefs.

From The42 Hurricanes coach Boyd to take charge of Northampton next season Northern Exposure

Hurricanes coach Boyd to take charge of Northampton next season

The Super Rugby-winning coach will move to England in August on a three-year contract.

From The42 Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed Perfect 10

Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed

Lima Sopoaga has announced he will leave New Zealand later in 2018 and sign for the Premiership side.

From The42 New agreement brings pay rise for Australian rugby players, parity between male and female Sevens teams Green And Gold

New agreement brings pay rise for Australian rugby players, parity between male and female Sevens teams

Super Rugby teams have been granted a higher salary cap as well as a larger playing squad from this season.

From The42 Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges Stood Down

Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges

Rugby Australia have released a statement this morning.

From The42 Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession Off The Field

Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union launched an investigation after Karmichael Hunt was arrested.

From The42 New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue Black Ops

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue

The number eight will not play under Ronan O’Gara until April at the earliest.

From The42 A few familiar faces as former Leinster lock Brad Thorn names his first Reds squad Super Rugby

A few familiar faces as former Leinster lock Brad Thorn names his first Reds squad

Former Munster director of rugby Tony McGahan is also part of the Super Rugby side’s coaching staff.

From The42 Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland Come A Gutser

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland

Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu’s dismissal proving costly for the visitors.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch Ronan O'Gara This post contains videos

Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch

The offer is understood to be a two-year deal to work as Scott Robertson’s assistant.

From The42 Munster's search continues as suggested Rassie replacement takes Rebels gig - report Munster

Munster's search continues as suggested Rassie replacement takes Rebels gig - report

Contrary to reports linking him to Munster, Dave Wessels appears set to stay in OZ.

From The42 Organisers urge a more attractive playing style as Super Rugby returns to 15 teams Super Xv

Organisers urge a more attractive playing style as Super Rugby returns to 15 teams

The schedule for the condensed competition was announced today.

From The42 Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks Bon Voyage

Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks

Lambie has struggled with concussion-related injuries since a collision with CJ Stander.

From The42 Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby Forcing Their Hand

Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby

The State Government has warned the Australian Rugby Union it will sue for more than $100 million.

From The42 A Western Force no more as Aussie side dumped from Super Rugby Legal Action

A Western Force no more as Aussie side dumped from Super Rugby

The franchise has threatened legal action following the move.

From The42 Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing He Got Moves This post contains videos

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing

“The boys start singing and you start to get a tingle in the old toes and off you go.”

From The42 Crusaders hold off 14-man Lions to win first Super Rugby title since 2008 Super Rugby

Crusaders hold off 14-man Lions to win first Super Rugby title since 2008

Kwagga Smith’s first-half dismissal for a dangerous tackle was the defining moment in Johannesburg.

From The42 Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final Lions Den

Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final

Scott Robertson’s men were the best New Zealand team this season, but the Lions look in rude health on home soil.

From The42 Aaron Mauger takes up Highlanders job after being sacked by Leicester Check In

Aaron Mauger takes up Highlanders job after being sacked by Leicester

The former All Black playmaker has a three-year deal on his native south island.

An Australian billionaire named 'Twiggy' has vowed to save Western Force

The club are at risk of being cut by Super Rugby.