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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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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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Super Rugby Playoff Team Lists

After a tight season that came right down to the wire, we're finally at the pointy end of the year, with every side playing for a spot in the semifinals. Here are the playoff team lists.

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Bulls grab playoff spot as Lions go out

The Bulls overcame an early scare to overwhelm their neighbours the Lions at Loftus Versfeld and take the last Super Rugby playoff place.

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Super Rugby Round 18 Team Lists

With just one round remaining, only four of the top eight spots have been finalised, while up to eight teams remain in the fight for the final four playoff spots. Here are the final round team lists.

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SA Rugby announces de-centralised player contracting model

The model also ensures the unions and the Springboks work in partnership to develop "players of national interest", and younger players will be offered "commitment clauses" that will reward them for staying in South Africa.

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Super Rugby preview Round 17: Mind games and Squire's return

There's plenty of mind games going on in Australia, while Liam Squire returns in New Zealand to press his All Blacks claims, and the Bulls have gone all in on Handre Pollard.

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Super Rugby's finals race: Who will reach the playoffs?

Only the Reds and Sunwolves are out of contention for the Super Rugby finals. We've analysed the form and run home of the other 13 sides, settling on some fearless predictions in the process.

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Super Rugby Round 17 Team Lists

Things are heating up as we countdown to the end of the regular season with the race for playoff spots coming to a head.

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Springboks' Warren Whiteley won't return in Super Rugby

Loose forward faces a race against time to be ready for the Rugby World Cup after announcing he will be sidelined for at least another two months with the knee injury he sustained in April.

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Lions move into a playoff place with Stormers defeat

Kwagga Smith scored two tries and Andries Coetzee, Courtnall Skosan, Aphiwe Dyantyi and Hacjivah Dayimani all also went over as the Lions moved into a playoff place with a much-needed bonus-point home win.

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Super Rugby Round 16 Team Lists

Things are heating up as we countdown to the end of the regular season with the race for playoff spots coming to a head.

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Sharks beat Lions to keep up playoff hopes

Two intercept tries proved crucial as the Sharks beat the Lions 27-17 at King's Park on Saturday in a key Super Rugby contest for both sides as they battle for post-season playoff places.

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Super Rugby Round 15 Team Lists

There are just four rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, with a real race unfolding for the wild card playoff spots.

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Super Rugby Round 14 Team Lists

There are just five rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, the Australian and South African conferences very much in the balance. Follow all the team news for Round 14 here.

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Super Rugby Round 13 Team Lists

Sunday rugby returns in Round 13 with the Brumbies hosting the Sunwolves, while Friday night sees two crucial derby matches in both Australia and New Zealand.

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Super Rugby Round 12 Team Lists

Super Rugby has a full slate of seven games in Round 12, highlighted by two trans-Tasman clashes on Saturday evening.

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Crusaders crush Lions in Christchurch

Sevu Reece crossed for two tries and set up another for Braydon Ennor as the Crusaders sent a chilling message to the rest of the Super Rugby teams with a convincing victory over South Africa's Lions.

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Super Rugby Round 11 Team Lists

The Chiefs face a potentially season-defining clash with the Hurricanes while the Waratahs host the Sharks at what will be just the second match at Sydney's new Bankwest Stadium. Follow all the team listings for Round 11 here.

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Super Rugby Round 10 review: Bernard Foley Wallabies first choice?

Both the Australian and African conferences were turned upside down this week with the Brumbies and Reds shocking their African rivals, while Bernard Foley produced under pressure in a Wallabies audition against Quade Cooper. Your Round 10 review is here.