New INDO-PACIFIC Rugby Competition  – Western Force appeal dismissed by NSW Supreme Court

Follow @RedefinedRugby The NSW Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by RugbyWA to keep the Western Force in Super Rugby. Justice David Hammerschlag dismissed the appeal against an arbitration ruling in favour of the Australian Rugby Union that allowed the governing body to cut the Force from the Super Rugby competition. Despite the ruling, RugbyWA…

Result: Brumbies 16 v 35 Hurricanes – 21/07/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Hurricanes book semi-final spot The Hurricanes became the first team to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals when they claimed a 35-16 win over the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday. The Brumbies were competitive throughout although the Hurricanes gradually took control of proceedings and eventually outscored their hosts four tries to two with Jordie…

Preview: Lions v Sharks – 22/07/17

Follow @RedefinedRugby A clinical and composed approach from the Lions should see them secure a comfortable win over the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday to progress to a second successive home semi-final. After their defeat to the Jaguares, the Lions players challenged coach Johan Ackermann to only shave his beard when they lost another…

Preview: Stormers v Chiefs – 22/07/17

Follow @RedefinedRugby An attack-minded Stormers side will be hard-pressed to live with a more polished Chiefs outfit in the quarter-final at Newlands on Saturday. The Stormers went down 60-21 to the Chiefs in the quarter-final at Newlands last year. Afterwards, coach Robbie Fleck let rip at the tournament format. The Stormers did not face the…

Preview: Crusaders v Highlanders – 22/07/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The All Blacks-laden Crusaders should be too strong up front for the Highlanders in the quarter-final clash in Christchurch on Saturday. The Highlanders have averaged 32 points and four tries per game in 2017. They’ve averaged the most kicks from hand and the best tackle-completion  at 87%. No other side in the tournament…

Preview: Brumbies v Hurricanes – 21/07/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Hurricanes are genuinely excited to be a part of Christian Lealiifano’s comeback, but the lingering memory of their last trip to Canberra will ensure there’s no room for sentiment. Lealiifano will be the the ACT Brumbies’ bench weapon in his first game since being diagnosed with leukaemia 11 months ago, as he…