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Super Rugby 2020: So what's the deal again?

The 2020 Super Rugby season is upon us? What, wait, how? Yes, the Jan 31. start is earlier than ever while the competition has also been shrouded in some uncertainty elsewhere. We answer the key questions ahead of next week's kick-off here.

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Super Rugby 2020 preseason fixtures

The 25th season of Super Rugby kicks off as early as January 31 with all 15 teams taking part in preseason fixtures. Follow this blog for all team lists, locals, times and results.

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Thomson eyes run with Chiefs after relearning how to walk

Former All Blacks loose forward Adam Thomson said on Tuesday he had signed a short-term pre-season training contract with the Waikato Chiefs, two years after a spinal infection had left him flat on his back in a Japanese hospital and unable to walk.

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Wales to tour Japan and New Zealand

Wales will take on Japan and New Zealand in three test matches in June and July as part of their summer tour this year.

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All Blacks name Ian Foster as new head coach

Ian Foster has succeeded Steve Hansen as All Blacks rugby coach rising from his position as assistant coach after Hansen stepped down from the role following the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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Ardie Savea to miss most of 2020 Super Rugby season

All Blacks and Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea has confirmed he will miss a big chunk of the 2020 Super Rugby season after he undergoes surgery for a knee injury he suffered at the World Cup in Japan.

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Melbourne to host 2020 Bledisloe Cup fixture

Melbourne's Marvel Stadium will host the opening Bledisloe Cup fixture next year, meaning Sydney won't stage rugby's trans-Tasman battle for the second straight year.

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Jamie Joseph to continue as Japan coach through 2023

Jamie Joseph is out of the running to coach the All Blacks after he inked a new deal to remain in charge of Japan through to the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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2020 New Zealand Super Rugby squads

The 2020 Super Rugby season begins on Jan. 31 and New Zealand's five franchises will each take on a new feel after the post-World Cup exodus. Check out the full squad lists here.

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Gatland: I rejected All Blacks to coach the Lions

Warren Gatland has said he rejected the opportunity to apply for the New Zealand job in order to concentrate on the Waikato Chiefs and British and Irish Lions.

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89dCraig Dowd

A semifinal defeat; legacies; and what now for the All Blacks?

The sun has come up in New Zealand. But the All Blacks were beaten by a better team in England. Former Test prop Craig Dowd breaks down that defeat, the legacies of Steve Hansen and Kieran Read, and what the future holds, here.

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All Blacks due for a change of 'voice', Justin Marshall says

New Zealand have had plenty of success from promoting within, but Test great Justin Marshall believes the All Blacks environment could use a fresh voice as they look to 2020 after their Rugby World Cup exit.

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Hansen: No regrets for NZ after RWC semi loss

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had no excuses or regrets as his side's eight-year hold on the World Cup ended with a 19-7 loss to England.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference