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news from Wednesday, August 15, 2018

- The Lions have announced that 12 more players have signed contract extensions, following the re-signings of Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe on Tuesday. Warren Whiteley, Malcolm Marx, Ross Cronje, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Kwagga Smith, Andries Coetzee, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Ruan Combrinck and Dylan Smith have all penned extensions. Jantjies, Mapoe, Brink, Marx, Orie, Whitel...

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news from Tuesday, August 14, 2018

- • Most Super League clubs want Super 8s to be scrapped• We're hopeful we'll find something that works for everybody'The Super League's new chief executive, Robert Elstone, said he and the leading clubs remain committed to replacing the Super 8s play-off structure with a more conventional one-up, one-down system next year, despite resistance from a number of clubs outside the top flight. The ma...

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- The Lions have received a boost with the news that Springbok duo Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe have extended their contracts with the club for another year. The pair are currently training with the Boks ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Durban on Saturday. var VUUKLEEMOTESIZE = ""; VUUKLEEMOTEIFRAME = "" var EMOTETEXT = ["HAPPY","INDIFFERENT","AMUSED","EXCITE...

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news from Monday, August 13, 2018

- At this time of year, when the six-month grind and rigour of Super Rugby has ended and the Rugby Championship is yet to kick off, Friday and Saturday nights are used to re-introduce yourself to family too often ignored during the season. It’s also the time of the season to let the mind wander, and imagine what Super Rugby might – or even could – look like in its next guise. Timely then, was ...

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news from Monday, August 13, 2018

- Schoolboy star Campbell Parata has promised his future to the Crusaders despite having played his most promising footy on Australian soil. The New Zealand-born first-five eighth moved to Western Australia with his family but has set his sights on a return to his homeland. “He’s a New Zealand kid and a lovely kid, and mum and dad are really nice people but at the end of the day they’re from N...

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- On July 15 last year, Matt Hodgson kicked a final-minute penalty goal to stamp a 40-11 thumping of the Waratahs, and to mark the final act of the Western Force in Super Rugby. It also drew the curtain down on Hodgson’s stellar 11-cap, 140-game Super Rugby career. In 'normal’ times, Hodgson might have drifted off into a graceful retirement, but with the removal of the Force from Super Rugby cr...

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- Sport as a whole 'fears' Canadian team will gain promotionNoble claims play-off push will cost club extra £300,000Toronto director of rugby Brian Noble has accused the rest of the game of erecting road blocks in the Canadians' path to Super League while revealing it is costing the club almost £300,000 extra to take part in the Qualifiers. The Wolfpack finished top of the Championship in their se...

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news from Saturday, August 11, 2018

- No go. Dan Carter has denied reports that he will return to Super Rugby next year with Dunedin-based franchise the Highlanders. The former All Blacks outhalf recently left French giants Racing 92 to take up a two-year deal with Japanese outfit Kobelco Steelers. But with Carter being close friends with Highlanders boss Aaron Mauger, and the club seeking a ten following the departure of Lima Sopoa...

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- When Toulouse take to the field against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday it will be a further statement of their movement up the Rugby League stratosphere. Olympique, for the first time in their history, will lock horns with Super League opposition as equals, and they do so against the reigning champions. But this isn’t the culmination of their journey, far from… The post Sylvain Houles sets sights on...

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