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Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Why the Crusaders won and reacting to Cam Roigard's injury

Season 5, Ep. 7
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The lads have plenty to chat about this week as another round of Super Rugby Pacific brought about some unexpected results and potentially big injury news. In Super Rugby Aupiki, it's finals time and the Blues and Chiefs Manawa have it all to play for.

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