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  • Crusaders power past Chiefs

    Crusaders power past Chiefs

    The Crusaders finished with a flourish to kick off their title defence with a 45-23 bonus-point win over the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.


    Brumbies avoid Sunwolves upset

    Brumbies avoid Sunwolves upset

    The Brumbies came back from 19-8 down to beat the Sunwolves 32-25 in Tokyo on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.


    Maxime Machenaud

    France finish with a flourish

    Maxime Machenaud kicked 17 points as France beat Italy 34-17 at the Velodrome in Marseille on Friday night. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.


    Leinster lash hapless Kings

    Leinster lash hapless Kings

    Leinster scored 10 tries as they thrashed the Kings 64-7 in a woefully one-sided contest at the RDS Arena on Friday night. CRAIG LEWIS reports.


    Rebels hammer 14-man Reds

    Rebels hammer 14-man Reds

    The Rebels hammered the Reds 45-19 after Scott Higginbotham was sent off early in the first half in Melbourne on Friday. JON CARDINELLI reports. New coach Dave Wessels will be pleased after his side came away with the five log points. The Rebels scored as many as seven tries in the Australian derby. That said, there’s no getting around the fact that… Read more →


    Highlanders outlast Blues

    Highlanders outlast Blues

    The Highlanders fired in the second half to claim a hard-earned 41-34 win over the Blues in Dunedin on Friday. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Blues did enough to come away from this match with a losing bonus point. But for some poor discipline and game management after the 50-minute mark, they may well have won the match and ended their losing streak… Read more →