Lions roar into Super Rugby final by ending Highlanders' reign - The Southland Times

3 weeks ago by The Southland Times

... Highlanders' reign as champions with a clinical 42-30 semifinal win at Ellis Park on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time). They are now just one win away from their joining their neighbours and bitter rivals,...

BOP Steamers ready for Taranaki Bulls - New Zealand Herald

6 days ago by New Zealand Herald

TOP CLASS: Highlanders and Bay of Plenty halfback Te Aihe Toma in action against Auckland in last week's pre-season win. PHOTO/photosport. Months of training and planning go on the line when the Bay of...

Lions could well make history in Wellington - BDlive

2 weeks ago by BDlive

With that in mind‚ here are the five greatest Super Rugby finals since 1996. 5. Bulls 61-Chiefs 17, Pretoria, 2009. Still the highest winning margin in a final. The Bulls were at their absolute zenith...

Hurricanes coaches didn't believe 2016 would be their year -

2 weeks ago by

Plumtree was assistant coach of the Sharks team that lost 20-19 to the Bulls in 2007, then head coach when they were beaten by the Chiefs in 2012. Last year it was the Highlanders who emerged 21-14 victors...

History favours Hurricanes over Lions in Super Rugby final -

3 weeks ago by

History beckons for the Hurricanes and is weighted heavily against the Lions in next weekend's Super Rugby final. The two teams emerged from exciting semifinals – the Hurricanes beating the Chiefs...

Brisbane Global Tens to add glitz, glamour to Super Rugby - The Sydney Morning Herald

3 weeks ago by The Sydney Morning Herald

Fourteen clubs from around the world will be involved - the 10 Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby franchises, plus South Africa's Blue Bulls, Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights, the Samoan national team...

Stellar Rohan central to Lions' semis chances | Rugby | BDlive - BDlive

4 weeks ago by BDlive

IT WILL take the heart of a lion for Johan Ackermann's Lions to reach the final of the 2016 Super Rugby competition. But a lion-hearted effort has been what has ...

Hurricanes: 20th time lucky? -

2 weeks ago by

I was at the first Super rugby match in 1996 when the Hurricanes played the Blues. The Palmerston North Showgrounds crackled with ... Mark "Bull" Allen led the Hurricanes, Alama Ieremia scored first and...

Janse van Rensburg on track for Boks - BDlive

3 weeks ago by BDlive

The former Hoërskool Waterkloof pupil, who slipped out of the Blue Bulls' grasp, aspires to be SA's next Jaque Fourie — a player who enjoys demigod status for both the Lions and Boks. Something...

Lions fans dance for joy | IOL - Independent Online

3 weeks ago by Independent Online

Chief Sports writer Kevin McCallum reflects on the Lions' Super Ruby semi-final triumph against the Highlanders.

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