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Akira Ioane chalks up 50th cap for Blues

While just 23 years of age, outstanding No 8 Akira Ioane will celebrate his 50th game for the Blues in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby opener...

These Wallabies are no bunnies

The overwhelming Super Rugby success of New Zealand teams against Australian franchises won’t necessarily translate to an All Blacks Bledisloe Cup whitewash of the...

Dr Jekyll inspires Warriors

Having played Mister Hyde in being thrashed by the Penrith Panthers in the NRL the previous week, the Warriors took on the mantle of...

Apprehensive All Blacks

With so many players missing so much rugby because of injuries or suspension, the All Blacks have cause to be apprehensive heading into their...

May fortune favour the brave

May boldness be the friend of selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox for including newcomers Jordan Taufua and Shannon Frizell among seven...

‘Razor’ enjoys close shave

With a nick-name 'Razor' it is little wonder that breakdancing Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has a happy knack of surviving close shaves. And so it...

Likely NZ Super Rugby final

Home advantage should help the Crusaders win their Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs on Saturday, but I doubt it will give the Lions...

Beware the Highlanders

Having had the Hurricanes burst their unbeaten bubble in a 31-22 Cake Tin thriller, the Crusaders will be wary hosting the dangerous Highlanders in...

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