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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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May 21, 2021

Challenge Cup final

Montpellier have won the European Rugby Challenge Cup after edging out the Leicester Tigers 18-17 in the final in London.

In a very close match that could have gone either way, Montpellier played well after taking the lead in the 58th minute and held onto the one point advantage for the rest of the match. Leicester played well but couldn't quite get there.

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May 16, 2021

European Rugby finals weekend.

The European Rugby competitions are set to conclude with the finals of the Champions and Challenge Cup to be played in London.

On Friday the Challenge Cup final is played between Leicester Tigers and Montpellier. On Saturday the Champions Cup final will be between French teams Toulouse and La Rochelle.

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Apr 30, 2021

Super Rugby Aotearoa final

The final of the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition will be played on May 8.

With the last games to be played the finalists have already been decided, with the Crusaders to play the Chiefs in Christchurch. The Crusaders will be defending the title they won last year.

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