OPINION: After five straight wins, the once brittle franchise has clearly found the formula for success.
OPINION: Hurricanes or Highlanders? And are Dan Carter's World Cup prospects being compromised?
OPINION: Robbie Deans returns to Christchurch but reminiscing with old Canterbury team-mates is the reason.
OPINION: Fairfax Media’s leading rugby scribes tackle the three burning questions of the week.
OPINION: Referee Rohan Hoffman cops criticism after penalising the Blues late in their loss to the Cheetahs on Saturday morning.
OPINION: Backlash following defeat to Chiefs brutal. Some of the abuse vitriolic, some measured. Little missed its target.
OPINION: The Blues are in danger of looking like the Dick Rowes of New Zealand rugby.
OPINION: Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby writers tackle the three burning rugby questions of the week.
OPINION: If you're a Canes fan it's a case of who cares, but for everyone else it's been a predictably sketchy opening two weeks.
OPINION: When’s a punch not a punch? It depends on who is refereeing, it seems.
OPINION: Each week Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby writers will answer the three burning questions of the rugby week.
OPINION: David Pocock's return to playing was great for rugby union, but he has made a bigger impact off the field.
OPINION: The sooner Richie McCaw gets on with deciding his future, the better, writes Richard Knowler.
OPINION: ABs regular starts with a bang and teenage youngster makes impressive debut as Super Rugby got underway.
OPINION: It was bad enough to lose in front of a home crowd, worse still to lose to the Rebels.
OPINION: The reality is that space on the Highlanders bandwagon has shrunk like the polar ice cap over the summer.
OPINION: All Blacks skipper to make a decision on his playing future in the coming weeks.
OPINION: Is the Wellington Sevens about the rugby or the party, asks Toby Robson.
OPINION: Between now and the start of the RWC there will be some high levels of anxiety over the All Blacks' chances.
OPINION: Few things are certain in Super Rugby but injuries come with an iron-clad guarantee, as the Crusaders discovered.
OPINION: Not everyone will miss the comical Ali Williams, who has packed up his clown kit and retired from rugby.
OPINION: News that Jeremy Thrush has signed for English club Gloucester should not alarm Hurricanes fans.
OPINION: NZ desperately needs a national sports stadium - and its location can only be in Auckland.
OPINION: French club should be nervous after signing the injury-prone All Black, writes Richard Knowler.
OPINION: The All Blacks are treated properly when they come to Europe but it's not a two-way thing.
OPINION: When most sports stars head for the beach with a chilly bin, David Pocock actually makes a difference.
OPINION: Destined to be debated over a few pints of juice this summer, just who deserves to make a world XV?
OPINION: The IRB lauding Steve Hansen as coach of the year is simply wrong, says Mark Reason.
OPINION: Steve Hansen, in typical deadpan manner, was being dead earnest when he said the All Blacks shouldn't be considered favourites for next year's Rugby World Cup.
OPINION: Steve Hansen will have all the answers by the time September rolls around, says Ian Snook.