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World of Rugby: Aaron Mauger lands Super Rugby role and Namibia clinch title -

Saturday sees the 2017 Super Rugby season draw to an end when the Lions face the Crusaders. The latest on that match-up and more in this week's column. Super Rugby Final. What a final lies ahead on Saturday. Full credit has to go to the Lions for the ...and more »

Rugby: South African media, Lions fans hit back at Super Rugby final controversy - New Zealand Herald

Referee Jaco Peyper came in for some criticism after the Lions-Hurricanes semifinal. Photo / NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter ...and more »

South Africa's Jaco Peyper to referee Lions-Crusaders Super Rugby final in Jo'burg -

Despite widespread calls for a neutral official, Sanzaar has appointed South Africa's Jaco Peyper to referee the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg early Sunday (NZT). Peyper, who refereed the semifinal between the Lions ...and more »

Tony Smith: Stadium state not only reason for Crusaders' crowd figures dip -

There were a lot of empty seats at AMI Stadium for the Crusaders' semifinal against the Chiefs. OPINION: Hamish Riach is only telling half the story about the Crusaders' disappointing Super Rugby semifinal crowd. The Crusaders CEO – who has been ...and more »

Sanzaar defend choosing South African referee for Super final - Radio Sport

Governing body Sanzaar has defended its decision to appoint South African referee Jaco Peyper to control the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg on Saturday. The move came despite Kiwi media calls to appoint a "neutral ...and more »

Lions-Crusaders thriller is 'bigger than an All Blacks' Test, Rudolf Straeuli says - Business Day

"It's bigger than an All Blacks game‚" said Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli, about Saturday's Super Rugby final between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park. Straeuli confirmed that the sold-out crowd of 61,500 was a Super Rugby record for the ground ...and more »

Crusaders' Richie Mo'unga peaking at the right time - Business Day

With the way the Crusaders are set up‚ it is difficult to pin their success on an individual. But their run to the final has been timed impeccably with Richie Mo'unga's coming of age as a player of serious reckoning. It was a challenge to replace such ...and more »

NZ Rugby chief medical officer: Travelling Crusaders disadvantaged -

After a 13,194-kilometre journey to South Africa and about 16 hours of travel, the Crusaders are facing a disadvantage in their final against the Lions this weekend. A flawed Super Rugby schedule meant the Lions made the final without playing a single ...and more »

Rugby: Sanzaar drop another clanger in referee appointment for final - New Zealand Herald

Jaco Peyper referees the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions. Photo/Getty Images. Gregor Paul. By: Gregor Paul. Sports writer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more ...and more »

Robbie Deans: Crusaders Super Rugby triumph in South Africa would be 'best yet' - The Nelson Mail

Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, centre, with Greg Somerville (L) and Brad Thorn with the spoils are the Crusaders' last Super Rugby win in 2008. Robbie Deans - the last coach to lead the Crusaders to a Super Rugby title - says a win in Johannesburg would ...and more »