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Why have SANZAAR remained silent on 2022 Super Rugby plans?

Though the two-way travel bubble is now officially open between Australia and New Zealand, we’re still a few weeks away from Super Rugby Trans-Tasman beginning in earnest, and to some extent this competition remains firmly in the ‘I’ll believe it when I see them running out” category. Even just four weeks out from the first round of the competition, it feels like the prefix ‘proposed’ is still required. There are far fewer reasons for it not to go ahead now, yet it still feels like it wouldn’t take much for…

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TJ Perenara: Why he will make it in the NRL – and why he won’t

TJ Perenara has hit the news recently with his potential move from rugby union to the Sydney Roosters in the NRL. While a fantastic halfback in union, he has somewhat become surplus to requirements for the All Blacks with incumbent Aaron Smith getting the regular start over him and newcomer Folau Fakatava making his way through the ranks. This has left TJ at a crossroads in his career. Currently in Japan, playing for the Red Hurricanes on sabbatical. He had intended to return to New Zealand to take up a…

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Robinson confirms interest in Perenara

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has confirmed the side are in talks to bring All Blacks star TJ Perenara to the NRL club to help solve their injury crisis. Speaking after the Roosters’ loss to Melbourne on Friday night, Robinson said the club were interested in the Kiwi ace, after Perenara’s manager revealed this week the parties were negotiating. “We’ve talked, but it’s preliminary at this stage,” Robinson said. “That got it out there pretty quickly – we’ve had talks and we’ll see where it gets to.” Asked whether he…

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