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From The42 Crusaders produced an absolutely stunning comeback against Highlanders this morning Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders produced an absolutely stunning comeback against Highlanders this morning

21 points down in the second half? No need to panic.

From The42 All Blacks teen sensation Rieko Ioane racks up a hat-trick in thrilling Super Rugby opener Bright Future This post contains videos

All Blacks teen sensation Rieko Ioane racks up a hat-trick in thrilling Super Rugby opener

The 19-year-old centre ran riot as the Blues thrashed the Rebels in Melbourne.

From The42 Georgia Rugby intent on pressing ahead with Pro12 or Super Rugby inclusion Progression

Georgia Rugby intent on pressing ahead with Pro12 or Super Rugby inclusion

The Union confirmed the move in a statement to The42 today.

From The42 All Black lock to join Pat Lam at Bristol next season Lam Fillet

All Black lock to join Pat Lam at Bristol next season

“I have a fantastic relationship with Pat and I enjoyed working with him at the Blues,” said Steven Luatua

From The42 Former All Black Sione Lauaki dies aged 35 RIP

Former All Black Sione Lauaki dies aged 35

The cause of death was not immediately revealed but the powerful loose forward had apparently suffered from kidney failure.

From The42 France? Non! Milner-Skudder commits to All Blacks and Hurricanes Watch Me Nehe

France? Non! Milner-Skudder commits to All Blacks and Hurricanes

The outrageously talented wing will stay in his native country through the 2019 World Cup.

From The42 All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina confirms French move Top 14

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina confirms French move

The 46-times capped New Zealand international will play for Toulouse next season.

From The42 All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical Time Out

All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical

The 31-year-old could follow in the footsteps of former captain Richie McCaw by taking a long-term break before the Rugby World Cup.

From The42 Inside the Hurricanes, current champions of Super Rugby Facing History

Inside the Hurricanes, current champions of Super Rugby

John Plumtree and Jason Holland told us about the Canes’ philosophy and their role in New Zealand rugby.

From The42 Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders Facing History

Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders

We visited the Christchurch training base of the Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup outfits.

From The42 Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina Depth Chart This post contains videos

Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina

The Chiefs back is among the replacements for Saturday night’s clash in Buenos Aires.

From The42 Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand until after 2019 World Cup New Deal

Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand until after 2019 World Cup

Barrett has re-committed to New Zealand in a huge boost for the All Blacks and Hurricanes.

From The42 Super Barrett gives Hurricanes their maiden crown The Famine's Over

Super Barrett gives Hurricanes their maiden crown

The All Blacks star starred in the defeat of the Golden Lions earlier.

From The42 Brumbies centre Lealiifano diagnosed with leukaemia Fight

Brumbies centre Lealiifano diagnosed with leukaemia

Following a brief illness, investigations have led to Australia international Christian Lealiifano being diagnosed with leukaemia.

From The42 Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance Super Rugby

Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance

The Highlanders failed in their bid to set up a second successive Super Rugby final clash with the Hurricanes as they lost to the Lions.

From The42 Hurricanes beat Chiefs to reach Super Rugby final Super Rugby

Hurricanes beat Chiefs to reach Super Rugby final

Beauden Barrett helped himself to 15 points as Hurricanes set up a Super Rugby final against either Highlanders or Lions.

From The42 Triple injury boost for Chiefs as Hurricanes ponder protection for Dane Coles' ribs Super Rugby

Triple injury boost for Chiefs as Hurricanes ponder protection for Dane Coles' ribs

Saturday morning is going to be intense.

Matt O'Connor misses out on head coach role with the Reds

Former international prop Nick Stiles was promoted to his first head coaching role ahead of the ex-Leinster boss.

From The42 Relentless Chiefs hit Stormers for 60 to set up mouthwatering semi-final against Hurricanes Super Rugby This post contains videos

Relentless Chiefs hit Stormers for 60 to set up mouthwatering semi-final against Hurricanes

The Chiefs clearly didn’t pay any mind to their poor record on South African soil.

From The42 Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders Early Mauling This post contains videos

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders

The south islanders were the first Kiwi side to fall in this weekend’s knock-out stage.

From The42 TJ Perenara stars as Hurricanes blow Sharks away in Super Rugby 1/4 final Masterclass This post contains videos

TJ Perenara stars as Hurricanes blow Sharks away in Super Rugby 1/4 final

The only downside to the 41 – 0 win was an injury to Dane Coles.

From The42 Hurricanes come up with terrific early try in atrocious conditions Super Rugby

Hurricanes come up with terrific early try in atrocious conditions

Jason Woodward made handling a bar of soap look easy.

From The42 Hold on tight, the Super Rugby 1/4 finals are here Business Time

Hold on tight, the Super Rugby 1/4 finals are here

Can New Zealand shut out the rest of the southern hemisphere this weekend?

From The42 Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires

New Zealand teams have avoided each other and could force an all-Kiwi semi-final stage.

From The42 Chiefs 10 Cruden forced to celebrate after brilliant Highlanders try Crude And Unusual Punishment This post contains videos

Chiefs 10 Cruden forced to celebrate after brilliant Highlanders try

The Hurricanes had reason to celebrate the score too as it helped them top the NZ conference.

From The42 Francis dances over the try-line as Waratahs slip in play-off race Final Round This post contains videos

Francis dances over the try-line as Waratahs slip in play-off race

The Sydney side need a huge favour from the Western Force to stop the Brumbies taking their place

From The42 Super Rugby reject Kiwi complaints that they should have more home play-offs 18 Problems

Super Rugby reject Kiwi complaints that they should have more home play-offs

Four of the five New Zealand sides are leading the way in the standings, but the conference system gives other teams a chance to host knockout games.

From The42 'We have to wait until Joe comes back': IRFU hoping Schmidt decides to stay in Ireland after summer at home Waiting Game

'We have to wait until Joe comes back': IRFU hoping Schmidt decides to stay in Ireland after summer at home

“I don’t think it’s a matter of finance. Joe is from New Zealand, he has family in New Zealand and he has to take all of those things in to consideration.”

From The42 A second Super Rugby franchise are eyeing up Joe Schmidt now About Schmidt

A second Super Rugby franchise are eyeing up Joe Schmidt now

Chiefs “would love to talk” to Ireland boss if he decides to move home.

From The42 Wallabies and Brumbies lose Joe Tomane to Montpellier Northbound

Wallabies and Brumbies lose Joe Tomane to Montpellier

‘It is also an opportunity to live abroad and do what I love most, play rugby.’

From The42 Dominant Lions lead way into Super finals Mane Men

Dominant Lions lead way into Super finals

Things are hotting up in the southern hemisphere.

From The42 Kaino power can't stop Hurricanes, 'Tahs pack 9 tries into win over Sunwolves in Tokyo Caned This post contains videos

Kaino power can't stop Hurricanes, 'Tahs pack 9 tries into win over Sunwolves in Tokyo

Here’s the Super Rugby you missed while enjoying a well-earned lie-in this morning.

From The42 McKenzie makes the difference as Chiefs see off Crusaders in the Fiji rain Pacific Pow-wow This post contains videos

McKenzie makes the difference as Chiefs see off Crusaders in the Fiji rain

The talented fullback created the second try and kicked the Crusaders out of bonus point range in Suva.

From The42 Former NFL player Jarryd Hayne could now be set for a move to Super Rugby Code Hopper

Former NFL player Jarryd Hayne could now be set for a move to Super Rugby

Hayne, who played for the San Francisco 49ers last season, is currently with the Fiji sevens squad.

From The42 Highlanders chief says he's contacted Joe Schmidt about taking over Super Rugby heavyweights In Demand
From The42 Lima Sopoaga just pulled off one of the most ridiculous skills you'll see on a rugby field Very Unorthodox

Lima Sopoaga just pulled off one of the most ridiculous skills you'll see on a rugby field

It wasn’t enough to beat the Hurricanes though, and the Chiefs suffered a big loss away to the Waratahs.

From The42 Bonus-point win ensures Chiefs move to top of Super Rugby table On Top Down Under This post contains videos

Bonus-point win ensures Chiefs move to top of Super Rugby table

The Crusaders drop to second while the Rebels’ play-off hopes remain in the balance.

From The42 Owen Franks got lost under a Garryowen and was punished with howls of laughter Bop This post contains videos

Owen Franks got lost under a Garryowen and was punished with howls of laughter

Justin Marshall never sounded more amused than he did in Canterbury this morning.

From The42 Analysis: Crusaders' classic shape allows individual skill to shine Fluidity

Analysis: Crusaders' classic shape allows individual skill to shine

We take a look at the Kiwis’ 2-4-2 shape, which has been adopted by Pat Lam’s Connacht.

From The42 Wasps-bound Kurtley Beale could be out for up to a year with 'significant' knee injury Badly Stung

Wasps-bound Kurtley Beale could be out for up to a year with 'significant' knee injury

Daryl Gibson’s medical team fear the Wallaby utility back ruptured his patellar tendon.