Why this will be the toughest Rugby Championship in years
Each team has made improvements over the past 12 months, which Craig Dowd believes will make this year's Rugby Championship the toughest in years.
Raising a glass to England great Jason Leonard
Samu ready to face Super mates
Wallabies backrower Pete Samu can't wait to face his champion Crusaders teammates in the Bledisloe Cup.
Brumbies recruit Pulu eligible for Wallabies
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.
Van Rooyen leaves Lions' den for Bath
Bath have confirmed the signing of signing of Lions Super Rugby prop Jacques van Rooyen.
Feel the love: A second Crusaders dynasty underway?
It didn't take long for Ronan O'Gara to realise he was a part of something special. Richie Mo'unga, meanwhile, says it's all down to the environment. Scott Robertson is the mastermind, and two Super Rugby titles might just be the beginning.
Super Rugby final exposes SA rugby flaws
The Crusaders and the All Blacks haven't reinvented the rugby wheel. So why are South Africa's Super Rugby teams so far behind their New Zealand counterparts?
Crusaders get it right on attack and defence
The Crusaders knew before the Super Rugby final that if they stopped the Lions' attacking lineout drives, targeted flyhalf Elton Jantjies and put him under pressure and tackled everything that moved, they were in with a chance of winning.
The Super Rugby final moments that mattered
The moments that mattered in the Crusaders' Super Rugby final win over the Lions in Christchurch.
Coach Scott Robertson's epic breakdance celebration
Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has treated fans to a rendition of his signature break dance.
Crusaders tame Lions for ninth Super crown
The Crusaders rumbled to a ninth Super Rugby crown in Christchurch on Saturday night, the defending champions running in four tries as they completed yet another marvellous season.
Waratahs re-sign Gibson, add club great
NSW have re-signed coach Daryl Gibson to a one-year contract extension while former captain Chris Whitaker will return to the franchise from France to take up the position of backs coach.
Kwagga Smith seeks redemption in Christchurch
Kwagga Smith has a chance to make up for his red card in the 2017 Super Rugby final when the Lions take on the defending champions Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
Lions up for 'Mission Impossible' against Crusaders
Despite the Lions facing 'Mission Impossible' in Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders, they are up to the task.
Super Rugby final: Crusaders a supreme rugby machine
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?
The anatomy of the Crusaders' 20-year dominance
The Crusaders on Saturday run out to chase a ninth Super Rugby title in 20 years. It is an extraordinary run of success built on the ideas of few, but maintained by the culture of many, Reuben Thorne reveals to Sam Bruce.
Carter leaves French rugby 'in a better place'
No All Black has stood up to this challenge more than Dan Carter, who is about to take that approach with him to Japan and the final stage of his playing career with Kobe Steelers. Here, he speaks to ESPN ahead of his move.
Toomua signs new deal with Wallabies, Rebels
Former Brumbies fly-half Matt Toomua has officially signed a two and a half year contract with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels making him immediately available for the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup campaign.
Growden's Australian Super Rugby report card
The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.
'Razor' Robertson primed to build dynasty
The Crusaders have long been seen as a brutal, uncompromising and brilliant side but few would have called the Super Rugby titans 'fun' until breakdancing coach Scott Robertson took the reins last year.
Lions coach backs enigmatic flyhalf Jantjies
Fans either love him or hate him, but Lions coach Swys de Bruin thinks mercurial flyhalf Elton Jantjies knows how to make the tough calls and will be key to his side's chances of beating the Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby final.
The Lions' plan to beat jet lag
The Lions will belatedly fly to New Zealand on Tuesday in a bid to beat jet lag and give themselves the best chance for Saturday's Super Rugby final, even though they admit it will be tough to beat the Crusaders.
Craig Dowd's NZ Super Rugby team of 2018
There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.
Gibson believes Folau is happy at Tahs
NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says there's every indication his superstar back Israel Folau is happy at the Super Rugby franchise.
Dyantyi, Brink included in Lions squad
Wing Aphiwe Dyantyi and flank Cyle Brink have been included in the Lions' 25-man travelling squad for the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
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