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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 The Highlanders cashed in a chunk of luck in today's Super XV semi-final win Super Semi-finals

The Highlanders cashed in a chunk of luck in today's Super XV semi-final win

And they deserved every slice they got on the road to an all-New Zealand Super Rugby final.

From The42 The Hurricanes had a drop-dead gorgeous try chalked off for a marginally forward pass Turnover Triumph

The Hurricanes had a drop-dead gorgeous try chalked off for a marginally forward pass

There ought to be a law against destroying art like this.

From The42 Broken collarbone rules Quade Cooper out of Super Rugby for three months Under The Knife

Broken collarbone rules Quade Cooper out of Super Rugby for three months

On the plus side, he’ll be nice and fresh for the World Cup.

From The42 Colin Slade and his mouthguard sent flying as Hadleigh Parkes goes on the rampage Crashball This post contains videos

Colin Slade and his mouthguard sent flying as Hadleigh Parkes goes on the rampage

The Crusaders lost a gritty Super XV encounter in Wellington while the Waratahs dominated an Aussie derby.

From The42 Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime Super Rugby This post contains videos

Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime

The fullback was one of several New Zealand internationals to star in the Highlanders win over Chiefs.

From The42 Richie McCaw set to miss Super XV run-in after breaking rib against England Sick List

Richie McCaw set to miss Super XV run-in after breaking rib against England

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says McCaw will be sidelined for three weeks.

From The42 IRB chief would prefer Japanese entrant for final place in Super 18 Brave Blossoms

IRB chief would prefer Japanese entrant for final place in Super 18

Super Rugby is set to take on a sixth South African side, an Argentinian team plus A.N Other.

From The42 Hurricanes rout champions Chiefs to shake up Super XV play-off race Highlights This post contains videos

Hurricanes rout champions Chiefs to shake up Super XV play-off race

The return of Aaron Cruden came too late to save the Chiefs from an embarrassing defeat.

From The42 Richie McCaw makes return, on the blindside, as Crusaders finally wake up Super Rugby

Richie McCaw makes return, on the blindside, as Crusaders finally wake up

The All Blacks captain is back in action after a thumb injury while the Sharks have stretched their lead.

From The42 Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless Super Rugby This post contains videos

Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless

Gareth Anscombe, meanwhile, left his last-ditch penalty attempt against Crusaders a few, crucial yards short.

From The42 Super Rugby: Hat-trick for Honey Badger and Fekitoa dozes over Bulls Round-Up

Super Rugby: Hat-trick for Honey Badger and Fekitoa dozes over Bulls

Meanwhile, the Crusaders ran up 52 points in South Africa.

From The42 Super Rugby: Brumbies hunt Sharks while Chiefs stage another stunning fightback Super Troopers This post contains videos

Super Rugby: Brumbies hunt Sharks while Chiefs stage another stunning fightback

Meanwhile in Canberra, Auckland Blues’ Jerome Kaino cheered himself up by meeting an Aussie legend.

From The42 So, the Kearney brothers* have been busy coming up with a superhero XV Super Rugby

So, the Kearney brothers* have been busy coming up with a superhero XV

*Rhys Ruddock was the forwards coach in this selection committee.

From The42 Toulon v Chiefs? February date reported for potential rugby 'World Cup of Clubs' Unholy Union

Toulon v Chiefs? February date reported for potential rugby 'World Cup of Clubs'

Bondi and Ballsbridge may have just gotten a little bit closer.

From The42 Kurtley Beale back in blue with NSW Waratahs Super Xv

Kurtley Beale back in blue with NSW Waratahs

The Australian fullback’s contract with the Rebels was not renewed and he has linked up with Michael Cheika’s side.

From The42 Snapshot: Anscombe and son celebrate Chiefs' Super XV victory Father And Son

Snapshot: Anscombe and son celebrate Chiefs' Super XV victory

Now where’s that Cat Stevens CD when you need it?

Injury hampers Chiefs build-up to defence of Super Rugby title

As Brumbies set out to do what no other Australian side has done, their hosts in tomorrow’s final are sweating on key men.

From The42 McCaw returns as Crusaders put on a show against Reds Super Xv This post contains videos

McCaw returns as Crusaders put on a show against Reds

The New Zealand side put in a clinical display of running rugby to take their place in the Super Rugby semi-finals.

From The42 Morto for Landman over this lawnmower celebration of disallowed try Too Soon This post contains videos

Morto for Landman over this lawnmower celebration of disallowed try

‘The Lawnmower’: coming to a pre-season training session near you.

From The42 Check out this awesome try from Colin Slade Super Rugby This post contains videos

Check out this awesome try from Colin Slade

The little out half started and finished the weekend’s most stylish move.

From The42 VIDEO: Thrills, spills and the most frantic 3 minutes of rugby you're likely to see this year Super Rugby This post contains videos

VIDEO: Thrills, spills and the most frantic 3 minutes of rugby you're likely to see this year

Sit back, enjoy and be happy it’s not your lungs burning out there.

From The42 Connacht sign Super XV winning skipper Craig Clarke Major Coup

Connacht sign Super XV winning skipper Craig Clarke

That’s one way to replace Mike McCarthy…

From The42 VIDEO: Super Rugby is back, here's what you missed Super Xv This post contains videos

VIDEO: Super Rugby is back, here's what you missed

Flashy finishes, dodgy cards, dodgy haircuts and just a little more.

From The42 O'Driscoll: Time to nip talk of Waratahs move in the bud Never Say Never

O'Driscoll: Time to nip talk of Waratahs move in the bud

“It’s certainly not on my to do list at the moment,” said Ireland’s all-time leading try scorer.

From The42 Super XV: South Africa replace Lions with Southern Kings Power Rugby

Super XV: South Africa replace Lions with Southern Kings

The promoted franchise are expected to play their fixtures in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

From The42 Chiefs sink Sharks to claim Super crown Super Xv

Chiefs sink Sharks to claim Super crown

The Waikato Chiefs are Super XV champions after a 37-6 win in Hamilton on Saturday.

From The42 'Too good': Crusaders make home advantage count to knock Bulls out Super Rugby

'Too good': Crusaders make home advantage count to knock Bulls out

Just the 23 points for Dan Carter in the 28-13 win in Christchurch.

From The42 Relax, Leinster: Kirwan appointed to Auckland Blues post Super Rugby

Relax, Leinster: Kirwan appointed to Auckland Blues post

The ex-Italy boss will take over from Pat Lam, who endured a torrid time in charge of the Super Rugby side.

From The42 About Schmidt: Leinster laugh off Blues' move for head coach In Demand

About Schmidt: Leinster laugh off Blues' move for head coach

Assistant coach, Jono Gibbes, has described talk linking Joe Schmidt with a return to Auckland Blues as pure speculation.

From The42 For Sale: Cipriani targets England recall after signing with Sharks Flash Danny

For Sale: Cipriani targets England recall after signing with Sharks

The English international fly-half will end his odyssey in Oz with a return to the Aviva Premiership next season.

From The42 Watch: Luke Fitzgerald admits 'there is scope' for leaving Leinster Hard Bargain This post contains videos

Watch: Luke Fitzgerald admits 'there is scope' for leaving Leinster

The Leinster back is not taking an active role in negotiating his new IRFU contract, but he is not afraid to move abroad if the necessity should arise.

From The42 'Subbies' not Super Rugby for Sebastian Chabal's Oz odyssey Rugby

'Subbies' not Super Rugby for Sebastian Chabal's Oz odyssey

The Caveman is going to play rugby in Australia alright, but he’ll be much further down the food chain than you would expect.