Rugby

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Cobus Reinach's big tackle wasn’t enough though with the Reds prevailing 28-26.

'Great shot!' Unsuspecting Quade Cooper nailed by Sharks halfback after receiving hospital pass

Cobus Reinach's big tackle wasn’t enough though with the Reds prevailing 28-26.

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James Tuttle scored a fantastic team try after some magic work from Paia'aua.

Video: Surging Duncan Paia'aua run sets up match-winning try for Reds against Sharks

The Reds' new year is off to a winning start after a thrilling come-from-behind 28-26 victory over the Sharks.

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The Highlanders fullback didn’t budge after his head hit the Dunedin turf hard during his side’s Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs.

Watch: Ben Smith lays deathly still after mid-air collision with Damien McKenzie goes horribly wrong

The Highlanders fullback didn’t budge after his head hit the Dunedin turf hard during his side’s Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs.

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The Chiefs winger pressured the Highlanders early with his pace and his hungry hands were rewarded twice for his efforts.

As it happened: James Lowe's pair of intercept tries the difference as Chiefs stun Highlanders in Dunedin

The Chiefs have ended a six-loss streak against the Highlanders with a physical win.

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Urgency to tackle depression and suicide in professional sport prompts All Blacks Sevens star to open up for first time.

'I was in denial': All Blacks Sevens star opens up about personal struggles that almost cost him everything

Iopu Iopu-Aso was contracted to the Hurricanes for two years but didn't play a single game due to injury, slipping into a 'dark place.'

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The new Blues halfback stunned the Rebels with a spectacular try in his side's 56-18 win over Melbourne.

Tana Umaga hails Blues defence after seven-try romp over Rebels, but admits there were 'a lot of nerves'

The Blues coach praised his side's ability to come back after trailing to beat the Rebels 56-18 in Melbourne.

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Rural fire officer Rob Hands gave the Crusaders some advice as coach Scott Robertson donated 400 match tickets to Christchurch firefighters who battled Port Hills blaze.

'Don't take any **** from those Aussies' – fire chief pumps up Crusaders ahead of Brumbies opener

Rural fire officer Rob Hands gave the Crusaders some advice as coach Scott Robertson donated 400 match tickets to Christchurch firefighters who battled Port Hills blaze.

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Scott Robertson and his side gave 400 tickets to the brave firefighters who battled the blaze in the Port Hills.

Watch: Coach turns reporter as Crusaders give back to Christchurch's heroic firefighters ahead of Super Rugby opener

Scott Robertson and his side gave 400 tickets to the firefighters who battled the Port Hills blaze.

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Akira Ioane sacrificed a certain try to allow his younger sibling to score in the Blues' 56-18 Super Rugby win.

Watch: Brotherly love – Akira sets up Rieko as Ioane brothers hammer Rebels

Akira Ioane sacrificed a certain try to allow his younger sibling to score in the Blues' 56-18 Super Rugby win.

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Malakai Fekitoa has made a home with the Highlanders where tomorrow he’ll run out for his 50th match.

Rejuvenated and ambitious Malakai Fekitoa eager to perform for Highlanders ahead of Lions NZ tour

Fekitoa, 24, comes off contract with the Highlanders and NZ Rugby at the end of the season.

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The new Blues halfback stunned the Rebels with a spectacular try in his side's 56-18 win over Melbourne.

Watch: Devastating Blues make a statement in Super Rugby opener, thumping Melbourne Rebels

The Rebels were outclassed by the burly Blues, with Rieko Ioane finishing with a hat-trick.

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The 19-year-old scored three sublime tries in his side’s opening Super Rugby match in Melbourne.

As it happened: Unstoppable Blues blow away Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby opener

Rieko Ioane was the star for the Blues scoring an impressive hat-trick against the Rebels in Melbourne.

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A world away in the depths of an English winter, Lions legends have come together, confident a few months out.

Lions on the Crusaders' radar, 100 days out before NZ tour

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson says the opportunity to play against the Lions is something special.

Crusaders star Israel Dagg set to play 100th Super Rugby match

Dagg will become the latest Super Rugby centurion when his Crusaders team take on the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Andrew Saville and Stephen Stuart gaze into their crystal ball to find week one’s winners.

Super Rugby predictions: Kiwi sides to dominate first round - but who will win the Dunedin derby?

Need an insight into the opening round of Kiwi play for the 2017 Super Rugby season? The 1 NEWS newsroom are back with their opinions for the big match-ups!

Jordie Barrett for the Hurricanes. Force v Hurricanes. Day 1. Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. Saturday 11 February 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Hurricanes young gun Jordie Barrett to make Super Rugby debut at fullback

Jordie is set to get his first taste of Super Rugby competition against the Sunwolves.

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Fekitoa plays his 50th match for the Highlanders tomorrow night and comes off contract at the end of the season.

Watch: Give Malakai Fekitoa another 20 years with Highlanders, says All Black Ben Smith

Smith has high praise for Fekitoa who plays his 50th match for the Highlanders tomorrow night.

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Andrew Saville and Stephen Stuart gaze into their crystal ball to find week one’s winners.

Late Hits: Sav & Steve's Super Rugby picks, round 1

Andrew Saville and Stephen Stuart gaze into their crystal ball to find week one's winners.

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Mitchell Karpik has played for both NZ Schoolboys and the Baby Blacks, but has still looked into representing Poland.

Chiefs confident fresh-faced youngsters will impact on debut against Highlanders

Five players are in line to make their debuts for the Waikato-based outfit tomorrow night.

Italy make four changes for Six Nations clash against powerhouse England

Italy will be looking for their first win this tournament at Twickenham.

Former Blues youngster Tevita Li to debut for All Blacks-laden Highlanders

Li is part of a full-strength backline which features Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Malakai Fekitoa, Lima Sopoaga and Aaron Smith.

New Zealand's Portia Woodman goes on the attack against France at the HSBC Sydney Sevens, 03 February, round two of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Photo credit: Michael Lee - Taiwan Mike Photography - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Black Ferns Sevens include rookie in their ranks for Las Vegas series

Coach Allan Bunting has unveiled an otherwise experienced squad for the North America campaign.

Chris Boyd says Nehe Milner-Skudder didn't play last season so he can compete, but two other local stars also dodge the players’ collective arrangement.

Star back Nehe Milner-Skudder left out of Hurricanes' Super Rugby opener against Sunwolves

Milner-Skudder has a minor hamstring injury and has been ruled unfit to travel to Japan.

Brumbies Christian Lealiifano

Be bold, Horan implores Aussie Super teams

Wallaby great Tim Horan reckons the gap between Australia and New Zealand in Super Rugby will only close if local teams start taking more risks.

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