OPINION: Marc Hinton looks at the big talking points of the week as the Lions tour draws ever closer.
OPINION: Crusaders looking unbeatable, Blues still shaky and Highlanders lurking under the radar.
OPINION: Jordie Barrett and Rieko Ioane squeezed out by 19-14 forwards/backs split, writes Paul Cully.
OPINION: How long before rugby becomes a sport again and not some lunatic version of the Hunger Games?
Aaron Cruden, Charlie Faumuina and Anton Lienert-Brown perform strongly as competition for places ahead of the Lions tour heats up.
OPINION: The All Blacks will be sweating over the health of one player more than any other, writes Marc Hinton.
OPINION: World Rugby investigation needed into NZ mistake you'd expect only to see in kids' sport.
OPINION: There's only so many times you can slap on a superhero costume, and slip over on the concourse before the novelty has worn off.
OPINION: Mike McRoberts has seen his son stretchered off the field, concussed. Enough is enough, he says.
OPINION: Crusaders learning a defensive masterclass from a coach who knows how to go low.
OPINION: If you live in Canterbury it's time to get ready to party like it's 1998, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: The Super Rugby team axing fiasco has dragged on too long in Australia and it's time for the ARU chief to go, writes Paul Cully.
OPINION: Our rugby writers debate the likelihood of Sonny Bill Williams pulling on the No 12 jersey to face the British and Irish Lions.
OPINION: The Hurricanes No 10 needs tough nights to keep learning, writes Paul Cully.
OPINION: Two key midfielders make their move as Lions tour edges closer.
OPINION: The Crusaders hand the Lions the blueprint for how to keep Beauden Barrett at bay.
OPINION: These are the reasons the All Blacks keep winning, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: French refs will take a dim view of halfback in Lions series, writes Mark Reason.
Ngani Laumape showed plenty, but the honours went to the Crusader in a crucial individual matchup, writes Marc Hinton.
OPINION: Immovable object meets indomitable force as the Crusaders host the Hurricanes.
OPINION: It's time to stand up and applaud the only unbeaten team in Super Rugby.
OPINION: Just what did we learn from the Crusaders' mauling of the Bulls?
OPINION: We need to recognise that an attack on a pitch is no different to an attack on the street, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: You can't get away with violence any longer, writes Phil Gifford.
Marc Hinton discusses rugby's big talking points of the week, including the All Blacks' injury concerns.
OPINION: Rugby bosses have ignored the truly guilty party in the Sam Whitelock incident, writes Paul Cully.
How can fans take a competition seriously when they're being asked to believe the Brumbies are better than Hurricanes?
OPINION: It's a fine line between pleasure and pain, and right now NZ followers of Super Rugby might be straddling it.
OPINION: Alan Jones badly wants Daryl Gibson gone. Maybe he should coach the Waratahs then.
Marc Hinton uncorks the chief talking points ahead of the weekend's footy action.