Super Rugby Preview and Predictions: New Zealand Conference

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HighlandersCoach: Tony Brown Ground: Forsyth Barr StadiumKey players in: Siate Tokolahi (Chiefs), Tevita Li (Blues)Key players out: Fumiaki Tanaka (Sunwolves), Mark Reddish (Harlequins), Ross Geldenhuys (Kings), Josh Hohneck (Gloucester)Strengths: Much like the Hurricanes, their 2016 squad is still in tact. With their free flowing rugby style set to enthral crowds once again, they will

Super Rugby Preview and Predictions: Africa 2 Conference

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JaguaresCoach: Raul Pérez Ground: Estadio José AmalfitaniKey players in: Benjamín Macome (Bayonne)Key players out: Lucas González AmorosinoStrengths: An unchanged side with the majority of squad playing with the Argentinian national side last season as recently as November. This luxury will ensure they take a lot of consistency into this years season. Their wealth

Super Rugby Preview and Predictions: Africa 1 Conference

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BullsCoach: Nollis Marais Ground: Loftus VersfeldKey players in: Edgar Marutlule (Kings), Lood de Jager (Cheetahs), Johnny Kotze (Stormers)Key players out: SP Marais (Stormers), Bjorn Basson (Stormers), Dan Kriel (Stormers), Deon Stegman (Honda Heat), Lappies Labuschagné (Kubota Spears), Nico Janse van Rensberg (Montpellier), Grant Hattingh (Kubota Spears), Bandise Maku (retired), Marcel van der Merle

Super Rugby Preview and Predictions: Australia Conference

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WaratahsCoach: Daryl Gibson Ground: Allianz Stadium, ANZ StadiumKey players in: Sekope Kepu (Bordeaux), Damien Fitzpatrick (Lyon), Cameron Clark (Australia Sevens),Key players out: Benn Robinson (retired), Tatafu Polota-Nau (Force), Sam Louis (Hurricanes), Dave Dennis (Exeter Chiefs), Wycliff Palu (Toyota Verblitz), Kurtley Beale (Wasps), Zac Guildford (released)Strengths: Their is no doubt the Waratahs will be

Super Rugby Predictions 2017: Round 1

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Super Rugby starts on Thursday this year, just to make the first round of predictions even harder. Teams aren't yet announced, and there's not much form to go on, it's a lottery anyway, but here we go.Rebels v Blues The last 5 matches have been won by the home side,

The Ultimate Guide to Fantasy Super Rugby 2017

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Super Rugby kicks off on Thursday of this week, and it's time to start thinking about your Fantasy Rugby squad - here is our Ultimate Fantasy Rugby guide for Super Rugby.Step 1: Join our Fantasy League on SuperbruJoin The Rugby Blog pool >>Whilst you're there, check out the scoring system,

Super Rugby Predictions 2016: the Final

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The Lions travel to Wellington this weekend to face the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby final. Can they win it?Probably not. The decision to rest their first-choice side for the journey to Argentina has been cited as crucial - they lost that game to Los Jaguares, which ceded

Super Rugby 2016: Semi-Finals Predictions

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Hurricanes vs ChiefsThe Hurricanes are a terrifyingly good rugby team. They made the Sharks look more like chum in last week's qualifier, beating them 41 points to zero and running in some breathtakingly good tries in the process. All of this was done in driving rain and wind. But while

Super Rugby 2016: Qualifiers Predictions

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Brumbies vs HighlandersThe Brumbies did just enough to finish atop the Aussie conference in the end, which gave them a home semi-final against the Highlanders, who actually finished with nine more points on the log. In fact, the Highlanders had the joint second highest total of anyone, and yet they

Super Rugby 2016: Round 17 Predictions

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Blues vs WaratahsA tough one to call first up on the final weekend of regular season action. Assuming the Brumbies beat the Force later on, the Tahs need a bonus point (and for their rivals not to get one) to top the Aussie conference and make the quarter-finals. The trouble