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Beale stepped up in Izzy’s absence: Cheika

NSW Waratahs sensation Kurtley Beale might have had Israel Folau’s “big shoes to fill” at fullback, but that didn’t hinder him from helping boot his side to a gritty 22-11 Super Rugby win over the Stormers in Cape Town. Sans...

Chiefs steal another high-scoring draw

The Chiefs conducted their second South African Super Rugby escape act in the space of a week to draw 43-43 with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. In a game baring remarkable similarities to last weekend’s 34-34 draw with the Bulls, the Chiefs...

Munster down Toulouse in European rugby

Munster outplayed four-time champions Toulouse to reach the European Cup semi-finals on Saturday but Ulster slumped to a controversial defeat to Saracens after being reduced to 14 men inside four minutes. Munster, themselves former two-time title...

NSW beat Stormers 22-11 in Super Rugby

The NSW Waratahs ground down the Stormers 22-11 in Cape Town to finish their South African tour on a high with their first away win of the Super Rugby season. The two-try arm-wrestle was exactly the type of low-scoring affair one would expect...

Champions Chiefs snatch second draw

A post-siren try by right-wing Tim Nanai-Williams enabled Waikato Chiefs to snatch a 43-43 draw at Central Cheetahs in a Super Rugby thriller on Saturday. Fly-half Aaron Cruden converted from in front of the posts to end a 10-try feast for a 15,000...

Force pip Reds for record win streak

The Western Force recorded a club-record winning streak thanks to a sensational late Jayden Hayward try that sunk Queensland 32-29 in a Super Rugby thriller on Saturday night. Kiwi-born fullback Hayward beat three defenders in a dramatic 79th-minute...

Barrett leads Hurricanes to win over Bulls

A couple of late Beauden Barrett penalties has helped the Hurricanes repel a valiant Bulls fightback and secure a hard-fought 25-20 Super Rugby win in Napier. Despite having to overcome jet lag, seeing several players go off with injury and having...

McCabe tracking for Test recall: Fisher

Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher is confident hardman centre Pat McCabe is tracking for a Wallabies recall if he maintains his rampaging form. McCabe speedbumped young Auckland Blues five-eighth Simon Hickey to score two tries and make more...

Rebels rue missed chance to crack win

The Melbourne Rebels are filthy at themselves after letting another golden opportunity to crack their first overseas Super Rugby victory slip by. For the third time in as many games in New Zealand they have lost by four points or less, this time...

McCabe double helps Brumbies beat Blues

A barnstorming double from comeback king Pat McCabe has helped lift the Brumbies to a 26-9 Super Rugby win over the Auckland Blues in Canberra. Man-of-the-match McCabe was superb for the Brumbies in treacherously wet conditions at Canberra Stadium,...

Highlanders edge Rebels in Super Rugby

The Highlanders have got back to winning ways by holding off a strong-finishing Melbourne Rebels to secure a 33-30 Super Rugby victory in Dunedin. Melbourne fullback Jason Woodward scored with three minutes to go and then landed the sideline...

Luckless Rebels lose to Highlanders

The Melbourne Rebels’ quest for their first Super Rugby win abroad has fallen tantalisingly close with a 33-30 defeat to the Highlanders in Dunedin. Fullback Jason Woodward scored with only four minutes remaining, which he converted to give...