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Winning the Investec Super Rugby final, not only away from home but at altitude, has emphasised the Crusaders' dominance of the competition and provides them with an edge in choosing a Team of the Tournament.

Dane Coles' 100th game a reward for patience

Former Hurricanes and England five-eighths Riki Flutey may have never known it but he had a lot to do with All Blacks hooker Dane Coles playing 100 games for the Wellington-based franchise.
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Jim Kayes: A brutal and bruising series

The crowd was stunned into silence after 80 minutes of raucous support.
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Kieran Read: All Blacks Centurion

Out of the wake of the disastrous 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign, No.8 Kieran Read emerged in time to share New Zealand's rejuvenation as a world force, an achievement in which he played a big part.
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Zinzan Brooke: “It’s the biggest game of their lives”

You know, there's nothing like a Lions win to know who has your cellphone number.
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Jim Kayes: The Lions deserved their win

Flights were missed, bars were full and Courtney Place was a heaving sea of red.
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