Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley Cooper with Super Rugby trophy

After 10 years of disappointment, after playing more games than any other player without reaching the playoffs, Adam Ashley-Cooper’s dream of winning a Super Rugby title came true on Saturday.  Scoring two tries and being named Man of the Match, we thought it only fair to name him as our Player of the Week.     […]

The best team won

Waratahs celebrate winning 2014 Super Rugby title

I had hoped that when it came time to do my Super Rugby final write-up, I would be able to boast about my mighty Crusaders lifting the trophy.   Alas, it was not meant to be… and I had a feeling that would be the case. Throughout the entire season there was one team that performed […]

Don’t tell me I should support the Waratahs!

Waratahs celebrate a try

After the predicted became reality on Saturday night and it was confirmed that the Waratahs would host the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final for 2014 an interesting, and not unusual, phenomenon started, both in my text messages and social media timeline: a call to arms that I, as an Australian, should support the Waratahs, […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Semi-Finals

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Last week the preliminary finals finished in line with the seedings with the Sharks and Brumbies going through to this week’s semi finals in a pair of close games in which both teams were push right to the final whistle. This week is semi final week in Super Rugby for 2014 and, it would be […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 19

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It is the final round of the Super Rugby regular season and whilst the “minor premiership” has been decided with the Waratahs having an unassailable lead at the top of the ladder and the Sharks have locked up the top spot in the South African conference, there are still finals slots up for grabs with […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 18

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After missing writing my preview last week due to work pressures, the preview is back strong this week with a bumper crop of games this weekend, some of which could have a large bearing on the final make up of the top six. Chiefs v Hurricanes There is only one game to kick the round […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 16

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Crusaders v Force, Christchurch Stadium The first match of the round pits the surging Crusaders against the fairytale story Force in Christchurch.  The Crusaders bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Sharks with only 14 men with a hard fought victory against Highlanders aways from home and will come into this fixture with some […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 15

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Blues v Sharks The first game this weekend pits the Blues against the travelling Sharks at North Harbour Stadium.  In home games for the Blues between these two teams the Sharks have been dominant winning two of seven encounters.  The Sharks come into this game off the back of their epic victory with only 14 […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 14

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Hurricanes v Highlanders, Wellington Round 14 of Super Rugby commences in Wellington with the Hurricanes hosting their South Island rivals the Highlanders. Both sides come into this game off the back of solid seasons so far which have seen both team win six times and both are presently sitting on 30 points.  The teams have […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 12

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Blues v Reds The first match of Round 12 of Super Rugby comes to us from Eden Park where the Blues host the travelling Reds.  These teams have played each other 19 times in Super Rugby and the Reds hold the advantage having won 10 of those games.  In Auckland the teams have met five […]