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The team of Online Editors at RugbyPass keep you up to the minute with all the very latest breaking rugby news.

Julian Savea returns as Hurricanes brace for consequential clash with Blues

Coach Jason Holland has rewarded his Hurricanes charges for their successful flogging of the Highlanders last week, making just th…

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Online Editors
31 Mar 2021, 19:17

Dave Rennie names 40 in his first Wallaby squad of 2021

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed the 40-man squad ahead of next month’s three-day camp on the Gold Coast.

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Online Editors
27 Mar 2021, 23:07

Watch: Stroke of luck saves Beauden Barrett's injury time game-winning penalty in Top League

With time expired and scores tied 36-all, Beauden Barrett stepped up to the tee to emulate the feats of his younger brother Jordie…

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Online Editors
27 Mar 2021, 23:04

Watch: Ma'a Nonu red-carded in Top 14 after decking Lyon halfback with strike to the head in bizarre reaction

Ex-All Black Ma'a Nonu's return stint with French club Toulon has helped the club's resurgence in 2021 after a horror slide down t…

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Online Editors
27 Mar 2021, 20:45

Sowakula returns while Vaa'i ruled out with concussion as Chiefs make three injury-enforced changes for Battle of the Bombays

On the back of the first victory of their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, coach Clayton McMillan has kept changes to a minimum for …

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Online Editors
24 Mar 2021, 22:31

Ofa Tuungafasi free to play against Chiefs, escapes ban for reckless ruck clear-out

Despite Blues replacement Ofa Tuungafasi's shoulder connecting with Scott Barrett's jaw in the dying stages of Saturday's top of t…

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Online Editors
24 Mar 2021, 16:43

Highlanders lock in All Blacks prospect one a one-year contract extension

Promising Highlanders lock Pari Pari Parkinson will remain with the southern franchise for another season after signing a contract…

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Online Editors
22 Mar 2021, 18:17

Dominant Crusaders make most of opportunities to punish Blues in top-of-the-table clash

The Crusaders have defeated the Blues 41-27 to remain top of the Super Rugby Aotearoa ladder heading into their bye next weekend.

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Online Editors
20 Mar 2021, 23:26

Watch: Ireland were practising the Keith Earls move prior to kick-off

Footage has emerged showing Ireland practising the move that lead to Keith Earls' try prior to kick-off in today's Guinness Six Na…

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Online Editors
20 Mar 2021, 14:32

Blues bring Alex Hodgman back into the mix as former Chief gets start on wing for showdown with Crusaders

Coach Leon MacDonald has selected an experienced and largely unchanged Blues team to host the Crusaders at Eden Park on Sunday.

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Online Editors
18 Mar 2021, 20:15

Brendan Venter pops up in new role in SA

Sharks coach Sean Everitt has explained former Springbok assistant coach Brendan Venter’s role with the team.

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Online Editors
18 Mar 2021, 8:33

Stormers hold on to Springbok hooker Ntubeni as another heads to the exit

The Stormers have managed to retain the services of one of their Springbok hookers. Siyabonga Ntubeni has signed a three-year cont…

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Online Editors
18 Mar 2021, 4:17

Chiefs bring in Kaleb Trask, one debutant, amongst slew of changes for Hurricanes match

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his Gallagher Chiefs team to hunt down the Hurricanes for their first win of their Su…

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Online Editors
17 Mar 2021, 22:30

Folau Fakatava ends speculation, makes decision on future

Following plenty of speculation about his future, Highlanders halfback Folau Fakatava has put pen to paper and confirmed where he …

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Online Editors
17 Mar 2021, 21:07

Injury-hit Hurricanes call on former Chief to plug gap at No 10

While Jackson Garden-Bachop has clearly been identified as the Hurricane's long term successor to Barrett, an injury suffered agai…

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Online Editors
17 Mar 2021, 17:49

Ofa Tuungafasi becomes the first All Blacks to re-sign with NZR beyond the 2023 World Cup

All Blacks and Blues prop Ofa Tuungafasi has signed a new contract with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues, it was announced on Wedn…

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Online Editors
17 Mar 2021, 0:50

NFL star and three-time Super Bowl winner re-joins USA Sevens side ahead of Tokyo Olympics

An NFL star and 2016 Rio Olympian has re-joined the USA Sevens side following a five-year absence from rugby ahead of this year's …

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Online Editors
15 Mar 2021, 17:53

Dominant Blues hand heavy defeat to Highlanders despite late fight-back from southerners

Otere Black claimed 19 points as the Auckland Blues cruised to a 39-17 win over the Otago Highlanders at Eden Park to pick up a se…

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Online Editors
13 Mar 2021, 22:20

Mitch Hunt's bounce back: 'Ian Foster gave me a call and said at the start of last year I wasn't on the radar'

When Mitch Hunt called time on his career with the Crusaders and packed his bags to head further south, his recruitment was rightl…

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Online Editors
13 Mar 2021, 17:23

No more Barrett-Mo'unga debate? Crusaders' supreme 10 puts a nail in the coffin with performance from a 'different planet'

Just two minutes into the second half, Mo'unga ignited his side with a show and go dummy to ghost through the Chiefs line around h…

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Online Editors
13 Mar 2021, 16:15
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