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Anscombe in Wales frame

Cardiff Blues signing Gareth Anscombe is targeting a place in the Wales team.

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Sharks mauling satisfies Read

Crusaders try-scorer Kieran Read says their 38-6 mauling of the Sharks on Saturday was an extremely satisfying way to reach the Super Rugby final.

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Hooper hails defensive might

Waratahs captain Michael Hooper hailed the defensive might of the New South Wales franchise after they beat Australian rivals Brumbies 26-8 to reach the Super Rugby final on Saturday.

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Waratahs book Crusaders final

New South Wales Waratahs booked a Super Rugby final showdown with the Christchurch Crusaders after beating the Brumbies 26-8 in an all-Australian semi-final.

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Crusaders storm into final

Seven-time champions Crusaders are through to the Super Rugby final after thrashing the Sharks 38-6 in a pulsating Christchurch affair.

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Exeter kick off in Wales

Exeter Chiefs will begin their defence of the LV= Cup with a trip to Wales to face Newport Gwent Dragons.

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Waratahs v Brumbies: Teams

The strongly-favoured NSW Waratahs have the lure of hosting their first Super Rugby final if they can get past the ACT Brumbies in a mouthwatering all-Australian semi-final clash at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

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Crusaders v Sharks: Teams

Seven-time champion Crusaders take on a ravenous Sharks side in the first Super Rugby semi-final at the usually impenetrable fortress that is AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Blues sign young Chiefs' star

Cardiff Blues have signed Super Rugby star Gareth Anscombe from New Zealand side Waikato Chiefs.

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Quartet commit to Blues

The Blues have been buoyed by news a quartet of their leading players have signed deals to remain at the franchise.

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Commonwealth chance for Habana

World Cup winner Bryan Habana has an outside chance of competing in the Commonwealth Games after being granted a late release from his French club Toulon.

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Cheika learns Leinster lessons

Warratahs coach Michael Cheika says his experiences in his early days at Leinster will help him avoid making the same mistakes ahead of this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against Brumbies.

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