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Questions loom as Super 15 back after 4-week break

 New Zealand's Israel Dagg makes a break against Ireland during the international third test rugby match at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand, ...
 South Africa's Jacques Potgieter, left, is tackled by England's Owen Farrell, right, during their Rugby Test match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in P...

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New Zealand's Israel Dagg makes a break against Ireland during the international third test rugby match at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand, ...

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South Africa's Jacques Potgieter, left, is tackled by England's Owen Farrell, right, during their Rugby Test match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in P...

The effects on leading teams of the first midseason break in Super 15 rugby will be determined this weekend as players battered and bruised from June tests return to their sides for the tournament's last three rounds.
The Waikato Chiefs led the competition from South Africa's Stormers, the ACT Brumbies and the Canterbury Crusaders when the season was interrupted on June 2 for test series between New Zealand and Ireland, South Africa and England and Australia and Wales.
The southern hemisphere nations comfortably won those series, but at the cost of injuries which may impact on the form of Super 15 teams in the crucial final weeks of the season.


Updated : 2021-01-16 15:46 GMT+08:00