Over the weekend in Super Rugby AU we saw the value sevens can play in career development and both the positive and negatives for Dave Rennie, while the Crusaders again flashed their ruthless streak and the captain's challenge went to work.
The Round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes has been moved from Saturday to Sunday in the hope that coronavirus restrictions will be lifted to allow a crowd at Christchurch Stadium.
It is crisis mode at NSW Waratahs after they suffered their worst ever loss to the Brumbies on Saturday night. The young, inexperienced squad looks set to struggle for the remainder of the year. Get your full weekend rugby wrap here.
Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.
Super Rugby Aoteroa have introduced two new law variations, including captain's call and goal line drop-outs, for the 2021 season kicking off in just over two weeks.
Highlanders will welcome defending champions Crusaders in the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Feb. 26 after New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced the schedule for the second edition of the domestic competition on Tuesday.
Winger Will Jordan scored his second try of the game five minutes into extra time to give the South a 38-35 victory over the North in New Zealand's first inter-island match since 2012 on Saturday.
The 23-man squads for New Zealand's first North vs. South match in eight years are in and there are key match-ups right across the paddock.
The action continues across Australia and New Zealand with Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa into their third and second rounds respectively. Catch up with the latest team news, odds and analysis here.
Super Rugby Aotearoa returns to action this weekend, while Super Rugby AU is a week ahead and preparing for Round 2. Follow all the latest team news, match odds and verdicts here.
Right from the outset, Super Rugby Aotearoa established itself as the greatest domestic rugby competition the world had seen. But it remains unknown what shape the competition it could take in 2021, with several issues still to be sorted.
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has joined the Hurricanes for the remainder of their Super Rugby Aotearoa season, the team said on Monday.
We have ourselves a competition. The Hurricanes' upset of the Crusaders has set up a thrilling conclusion to Super Rugby Aotearoa, just as the battle for All Blacks spots is also really starting to hot up.
A possible broken wrist to Ngani Laumape soured the Hurricanes victory over the Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa but his coach hinted it was indicative of the intensity of the competition.
Round 6 of Super Rugby Aotearoa produced two further gripping encounters, but it was the performance of Ngani Laumape that left a significant impact on several Blues players and certainly should silence some "disrespectful" critics.
A 77th minute Issak Fines try was enough to take down a sorry NSW Waratahs as the Brumbies secured their fourth consecutive victory.
Jordie Barrett outshone his older brother Beauden after slotting a 76th minute sideline conversion to kick the Hurricanes to victory in the final minutes of their 29-27 victory over the Blues.
The wait for Dan Carter's Super Rugby Aotearoa debut goes on after the former All Blacks fly-half was withdrawn from the Blues bench for Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes due to calf tightness.
The Crusaders' blockbuster with the Blues certainly didn't disappoint, as Richie Mo'unga dominated from fly-half and gave Leon MacDonald something to ponder as a result. Catch up with all the weekend's Super Rugby Aotearoa action here.
The Hurricanes established a strong lead and then held on to record their second win in Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 17-11 victory over the Highlanders.
The constant stream of New Zealand derbies in Super Rugby Aotearoa is taking a heavy physical toll on players, and teams are having to prioritize recovery during the week, Wellington Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has said.
The Hurricanes virtually ended the Chiefs' Super Rugby Aotearoa title ambitions with a 25-18 victory, despite playing most of the second half with 14 men.
Super Rugby Aotearoa again produced a heap of penalties as players continue to adapt to a greater focus on the game's laws at the breakdown. But the Blues are two from two, and their big No. 8 continues to impress right across the paddock.
Richie Mo'unga was gifted a fortuitous try to ensure the Crusaders opened their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 39-25 victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Australia's Super Rugby chief executives have been invited to be part of a conference call with their New Zealand counterparts as All Blacks great Justin Marshall says both nations need each other moving forward.