Super Rugby

Blues driven for success

Tana Umaga says his Blues have to be disciplined and deny the Bulls the chance to launch their lineout drives.

Tana Umaga's men say they have a plan to negate the strengths of the big, bad Bulls on Saturday.

Brown: We know what's coming

Highlanders coach Tony Brown.

Highlanders spend extra time defending the rolling maul ahead of their clash with the Brumbies

Tackling rugby's hot topics

George Moala's form for the Blues should have Steve Hansen at least taking notes.

From Jordie Barrett to the Welly Sevens, rugby writer Marc Hinton gets to grips with the big issues in NZ.

Super Rugby: Tipped to win

Can Malakai Fekitoa and the Highlanders turn around their Super Rugby season with a win against the Brumbies?

Six Stuff rugby writers make their picks for the Super Rugby round ahead.

'Big emphasis on beating NZ'

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham put a "big emphasis" on beating NZ teams in his Super Rugby side's pre-season training.

Brumbies' poor recent record against NZ teams provides plenty of motivation for their Highlanders clash.

New Sopoaga in Highlanders

Tupou Sopoaga playing for the Penrith Panthers in the 2015 NRL Nines in Auckland.

A former NRL player, and the brother of an All Black is making a rapid rise to the Highlanders squad.

Faingaa back for Brumbies after long absence

Saia Faingaa is set to play his first game for the Brumbies since 2008.

ACT born and bred hooker is back for the Brumbies - a month after his dad's death

Bateman back for Crusaders

Tim Bateman, pictured in action against the Highlanders in the trial match in Darfield last month, started for the ...

Tim Bateman must have felt like he had been strapped to the back of a rocket when the Crusaders forwards took control of the Blues.

Jaguares deserve some credit

The Jaguares' Ramiro Moyano has a dart against the Southern Kings in the first round of Super Rugby last month.

OPINION: Richard Knowler has a quick look at another week of Super Rugby.

Fekitoa fit for Brumbies

Malakai Fekitoa will start at centre for the Highlanders against the Brumbies.

Highlanders avoid more bad injury news as centre Malakai Fekitoa passes concussion tests.

AB Todd rejects offshore offers

Matt Todd had his best game in an All Blacks' jersey during the 37-10 victory over the Wallabies in Auckland last year.

All Blacks flanker Matt Todd spurns the big money to remain loyal.

Tew: 'Tough decisions' taken

Steve Tew revealed 'tough decisions' have been made for Super Rugby's future.

NZ Rugby boss remains tight-lipped on Super Rugby's future but believes 'tough' changes were necessary.

Faumuina back for Blues

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina is the lone change in the Blues starting side this week.

Huge All Blacks prop welcomed back as Tana Umaga's men brace for physical challenge from Bulls.

Todd re-signs with NZR

Matt Todd is set to play his 97th game for the Crusaders this weekend.

Experienced flanker set to stay in NZ and with Crusaders for at least another year.

SBW: I'm married, those days are over

Sonny Bill Williams evaded a cheeky question at an Auckland school as smartly as he slips a tackle on the rugby field.

Cross-code sensation on the pitch, diplomat off it, SBW takes curly question in his stride.

Scott Barrett's surprise switch

Scott Barrett, pictured in action during the 33-24 win over the Blues last weekend, made four appearances at lock for ...

Scott Barrett's move to blindside flanker could boost his chances of getting picked for the All Blacks.

Cooper banned three matches video

Quade Cooper walks from the field after being shown a red card for a high tackle against the Lions in Johannesburg ...

Quade Cooper will miss three Super Rugby matches after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle.

Jordie 'right in frame' for ABs

Versatile and dynamic, Jordie Barrett is "definitely in the frame" for All Blacks selection.

Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape are making big strides as Hurricanes pause for a bye.

Super Rugby silence frustrating players

Rugby Union Players' Association president Dean Mumm wants the players to have a say in Australia's Super Rugby future.

Dean Mumm is disappointed at the lack of player input into Australia's Super Rugby future.

Highlanders not panicking

Highlanders assistant coach Mark Hammett.

They've only won one of their first four games, but the Highlanders are refusing to panic.

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