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.
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?
Malcolm Marx, standing in as Lions skipper for injured Warren Whiteley, said the victory foundations were laid at the set-pieces.
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.
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 Jaguares finished over the top of the Bulls in Buenos Aires to record their first win of the Super Rugby season.
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.
The Super Rugby season is once again upon us. Here, we analyse the South African conference, and ESPN columnist Greg Growden offers his thoughts on each of the five franchises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
NSW Waratahs had every right to feel aggrieved over some of the decisions that were, and were not, made in Christchurch. The cold hard fact is, however, that a 29-0 lead should, no matter the opposition, be enough to go on and claim victory.
Australia's losing streak to their New Zealand counterparts has hit a new low, with Australia's best falling to New Zealand's worse, while the Jaguares and the Sharks found a way to get the win over two New Zealand teams.
The Reds gave Australian rugby something to smile about with a shock win over the Lions. But that warm glow lasted little more than three hours as the Brumbies' shortcomings exposed a problem which requires urgent attention Down Under.
Round 10 Super Rugby action saw the Australian sides cop awful wake-up calls, the Chiefs add more casualties to their injury list and the Lions and Bulls shine in South Africa.
Round 9 Super Rugby action saw Ben Lam continue his emergence as a new All Blacks candidate with a huge performance against the Chiefs, while the Waratahs are still surging, and Warrick Gelant is shining for the Bulls.
Round 8 Super Rugby action saw the Brumbies offer a glimmer of hope to their fans, a Beauden Barrett-less Hurricanes scrape to victory while the Lions found their attacking mojo.
Juan Martin Hernandez has announced his retirement from professional rugby in an interview with Midi Olympique.
Round 7 Super Rugby action saw the Rebels brought back to earth with a thud, the Rieko Ioane experiment falter and the Lions look lost against the Crusaders.
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- ASR6thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 23 Tries ScoredCRUS1st1423
- ASR13thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Bulls : 63 Points DifferenceBULLS1st-2563