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Aug 23, 2021

New Rugby Championship draw released

Following disruptions to the original draw due to COVID-19 restrictions, a new draw has been released that will allow the rest of the competition to be played in Australia.

All 4 teams will be based in Queensland and will play double header matches on successive weekends in September.

The matches will be played at the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville.

The date of the postponed NZ V Australia match in Perth is yet to be confirmed.

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Aug 20, 2021

More problems for the Rugby Championship.

The New Zealand All Blacks will not travel to Perth for the game against Australia because of travel issues related to COVID-19. Similar issues also mean South Africa will not travel to New Zealand in September for their matches.

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Aug 03, 2021

The Rugby Championship forced into changes to draw.

Due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the draw for the 2021 Rugby Championship has been changed.

The Australia v New Zealand game that was due to be played in Wellington has been brought forward a week and will now be played in Auckland on August 14.

The NZ v Argentina games will now all be played in Australia.

Further changes should be expected and will be updated as they become known.

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Jun 21, 2021

Rainbow Cup final won by Benetton Rugby

Benetton Rugby won the final of the PRO 14 Rainbow Cup with a dominant display to beat the Bulls 35-8.

Benetton did not win a game in the regular season of the PRO 14 but were unbeaten in the Rainbow Cup season.

The Bulls did not have their international players but were out played by a determined Benetton team that made the most of their opportunities and scored 4 tries to 1.

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Jun 19, 2021

Blues win Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.

The Blues have won the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition with a 23-25 win over the Highlanders in Auckland.

The win breaks an 18 year drought for the Auckland team. The Highlanders put up a mighty defensive effort and the Blues had to work very hard for the win.

The Blues had most of the ball and scored the only two tries but the Highlanders defence continually kept them out. They then took their opportunities to kick penalties and were in with a chance at 15-13 with 15 minutes left.

The Blues however, finished strongly and scored the winning try with 5 minutes to go.

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May 25, 2021

Champions Cup final

Toulouse beat La Rochelle 22-17, in London, to win the Champions Cup for the fifth time.

In a tough fought game, with a red card for La Rochelle, Toulouse came out on top on the back of Romain Ntamack's 17 points from the boot.

La Rochelle put in a strong performance but always struggled with 14 men after the red card.

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