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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.
A Super Rugby season full of controversy, debate, highs and lows comes to an end on Saturday night when the Crusaders and Lions face off in the decider for the second straight year. Are the Lions any hope?
There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.
Crusaders pivot Richie Mo'unga capitalised on yet another unstoppable forward platform, making Beauden Barrett look second-rate in the process. Meanwhile in Johannesburg, the Waratahs ran out of gas against a free-running Lions.
The odds are stacked against both the Waratahs and Hurricanes as they face Super Rugby semifinals away from home. The Crusaders are a perfect 20 from 20 in home finals games while NSW haven't won in Johannesburg since 2009.
Joe Roff remains one of Super Rugby's all-time greats, yet his 15-try record from 1997 may finally soon be broken with three players a chance of eclipsing the mark in this weekend's semifinals.
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.
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.
The Hurricanes returned to winning ways in Super Rugby on the back of a four-try performance from Ngani Laumape against the Blues.
Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.
Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has slammed his team's Super Rugby loss to the Brumbies, their third straight defeat among some other patchy performances.
The Brumbies' Super Rugby finals hopes remain alive after an upset 24-12 victory over the Hurricanes - their first win against a New Zealand team since 2016.
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea will leave the Hurricanes at the end of the Super Rugby season to join French Top 14 side Toulon.
The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.
The Highlanders have outplayed the Hurricanes in a 30-14 upset that hurts the Wellington side's hopes of qualifying for the finals as New Zealand's top Super Rugby team.
The Waratahs were hoping to add the Chiefs to their list of victims after ending the trans-Tasman streak in Sydney last week. And they would have, too, had it not been for the game's premier lock: Brodie Retallick.
The Crusaders have taken a major step towards defending their Super Rugby title with a table-topping 24-13 win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch.
Steve Hansen has claimed Brad Shields would have been an All Black this year had he not switched allegiance to England.
After 40 games, Australia finally saw the end of their New Zealand hoodoo with the Waratahs putting on a slick display to thump the Highlanders, while the deliberate knockdown debate continues to rage.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has ushered a changing of the guard at loose forward in announcing his squad to face France in June.
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