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Super Rugby news from Tuesday, August 22, 2017

- 'It's an embryonic idea, but one worth exploring,' says Force CEOAxed club to find out if appeal will be heard in supreme courtThe Western Force will consider launching a new rugby union competition in Asia if they cannot win their way back into Super Rugby ranks after they were axed by the ARU earlier this month. Related: Australian Rugby Union errs in decision to cull Western Force Related: Mov

Super Rugby news from Monday, August 21, 2017

- Mark McGowan calls for Super Rugby club to be reinstated'We'll use every tool at our disposal to get our money back,' he saysThe Western Australian government has threatened to bankrupt the Australian Rugby Union if the Western Force are not reinstated. Premier Mark McGowan says the state government is getting legal advice and the options include suing for restitution of more than $100m, which wou

Super Rugby news from Sunday, August 20, 2017

- Former Wallabies and Reds winger Digby Ioane will play Super Rugby for current champions the Crusaders again in 2018. Ioane made just three appearances for the Crusaders in 2017 due to a hand injury but is hoping to get more game time in 2018. Thirty-two-year-old Ioane says that while he has no desire of playing […]The post Wallabies wing Ioane re-signs with Crusaders appeared first on Super Rugby

Super Rugby news from Saturday, August 19, 2017

Super Rugby news from Thursday, August 17, 2017

- This is going to be the start of a weekly series when a couple – or more – of our Real Sport contributors give their quick takes on some of the buzz-worthy news stories going on in the rugby world.This first edition of the column sees us tackling the weirdness of no Crusaders player being named in the Super Rugby Team of the Year, the whole Western Force debacle, and Sonny Bill Williams and his su

Super Rugby news from Wednesday, August 16, 2017

- Well, that's it, another season of Super Rugby has concluded with the Crusaders taking out a well-deserved title in Johannesburg. Whilst most of us will be sad to see another season of Super Rugby pass by, for many of us die-hard rugby fans the prospect of the return to international rugby – and even domestic rugby – seems particularly enticing at this point. It shouldn’t be this way, but the mism

- On Friday, August 10, the Australian Rugby Union announced they would be shutting down the Western Force franchise based in Perth, Western Australia.The announcement came after SANZAR decided to contract the Super Rugby competition for the 2018 season, and decreeing South Africa would be cutting two teams, whilst Australia would be cutting one.It has been a painfully drawn-out saga for the ARU and

Super Rugby news from Tuesday, August 15, 2017

- Melbourne Super Rugby team the Rebels have signed Wallabies vice-captain and 2011 Super Rugby title winner Will Genia until the end of 2019. The Rebels have wasted no time preparing for next season with the signing of the world-class halfback just a week after the club's future was secured with the ownership transferred back to […]The post Rebels sign Wallabies vice-captain Will Genia for Super Ru

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