Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.
The Chiefs are willing to try anything to repair their floundering season and could consider shifting Damian McKenzie back to fullback for their Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes on Friday.
Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?
Round 4 kicks off in Wellington and continues with the undefeated Rebels and Crusaders hosting the next games, against the Brumbies and the Chiefs respectively, but the best might just be coming last with the Bulls hosting the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
The Sunwolves secured their first ever road win in stylish fashion downing the Chiefs 30-15 in Hamilton to end their 23-match losing run away from home.
Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.
The Brumbies put seven tries past the Chiefs in their Super Rugby encounter in Canberra, smashing the Waikato-based franchise 54-17 on Saturday.
In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.
Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.
Rugby World Cup winner Stephen Donald will return to Super Rugby after signing with the Chiefs for the 2019 season.
Will All Blacks' rest weeks derail the Crusaders' hopes of a Super Rugby three-peat? Is this the year the Blues get going? How much will the Chiefs miss Sam Cane? Your ultimate New Zealand conference preview is here.
New Zealand aren't exactly short on playing talent, which leaves the All Blacks selection panel with arguably the toughest job in rugby in 2019: selecting a 31-man squad. There are going to be some casualties, Craig Dowd writes.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane says suffering a broken neck has given him perspective as uncertainty clouds his return to rugby.
Unwanted by their Australian franchises, Sef Fa'agase and Jack Debreczeni have linked with New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the 2019 season.
New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises each unveiled their 38-man squads for 2019 on Wednesday, with several promising rookies and some returning former stars among the lists.
Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu is immediately eligible for Wallabies duties due to a World Rugby dispensation, after he signed a two-year deal with the Canberra-based side on Tuesday.
There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.
The Crusaders were the only team to coast into the Super Rugby semifinals at the weekend with the other three encounters all closely-fought affairs. The Waratahs looked gone at halftime in Sydney, before the "big three" burst into life.
TJ Perenara's second try with less than 20 minutes remaining sparked an increase in intensity from the Hurricanes as they beat the Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday.
Former All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu appears to be closing in on a return to Super Rugby, with the Chiefs and Blues emerging as the most likely destination.
The opening weekend of the Super Rugby playoffs presents three matches that appear to be extremely even contests, particularly those in Sydney and Wellington. Can the Waratahs and Hurricanes respond after last week?
There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.
The Chiefs have beaten the Hurricanes 28-24 but it wasn't enough to snatch hosting rights for a Super Rugby quarterfinal.
As he prepares to play his final home game in a Chiefs jersey, former All Blacks back-rower Liam Messam shares his wishes for the future of Super Rugby, the growing role of the Television Match Official and the sensational Damian McKenzie.
Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.
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- CFS6thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 23 Tries ScoredCRUS1st1423
- CFS15thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Bulls : 63 Points DifferenceBULLS1st-8463