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Jun 27, 2023

Currie Cup competition winners have been decided.

The Free State Cheetahs overcame the Pumas 25-17 to win the Currie Cup in Bloemfontein. The Cheetahs dominated for much of the match and scored 3 tries to 1.

In Wellington, the Boland Cavaliers won the First Division title with a 43-21 victory over the Falcons. The Cavaliers started strongly, led 28-14 at half time and defended against a willing Falcons team in the second half to win the match.

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Jun 25, 2023

Crusaders win title again.

The Crusaders have held off the Chiefs to win the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific title for the 7th time in a row.

It was a tight match with the Crusaders taking a 15-10 lead into half time. The Chiefs struck back immediately after the restart to take the lead but couldn't hold on under immense Crusader pressure.

Discipline was an issue for the Chiefs, with a penalty count of 15-8 and 3 yellow cards against them. This ultimately led to opportunities for the Crusaders to score the points they needed to win the match and the title.

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May 29, 2023

Munster win the United Rugby Championship

Munster have won the United Rugby Championship after beating last season's champions, the Stormers, 19-14 in Cape Town.

In a tough match Munster dominated the 1st half to lead 12-7 at half time. After the break the Stormers came back strongly and took the lead in the 50th minute. There followed a 25 minute arm wrestle as they battled it out until Munster scored the winning points in the 75th minute.

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May 21, 2023

La Rochelle win European Rugby Champions Cup

La Rochelle have retained the European Rugby Champions Cup after a dramatic final against Leinster in Dublin.

After being 17-0 down early in the match they fought back to slowly chip away at the Leinster score and finally take the lead in the 71st minute.

A tense final 8 or so minutes followed, with 2 yellow and one red card being handed out.

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May 19, 2023

Toulon win EPRC Challenge Cup.

Toulon have won the EPRC Challenge Cup for the first time. At the fifth attempt, they won the match against Glasgow Warriors 43-19.

Toulon outclassed Glasgow, dominating the 1st half to lead 21-0 at half time. Glasgow improved on the scoreboard in the 2nd half but were never really in the match.

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May 13, 2023

The United Rugby Championship final will be in South Africa again.

The final of the United Rugby Championship will again be held in Cape Town as the Stormers attempt to retain the title.

In the semi-finals, the Stormers beat Connacht 43-25 to set up a home final. The other match saw Munster stun favourites Leinster with a late drop goal to win 16-15.

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