Lions' influential number eight and captain Warren Whiteley fails to recover from a calf injury.
Chiefs midfielder was told his season might be over, but he was having none of that.
Todd Blackadder and Tabai Matson have confirmed they will join the English club.
Highlanders solidify their pack and employ a forward-dominated bench for semifinal in Johannesburg.
Michael Leitch has recovered from his broken thumb to be named on the bench for Saturday's semi.
New coach Scott Robertson goes shopping. First on the list - Digby Ioane.
Canes coach Chris Boyd says result will come down to the few chances made available.
Dane Coles trains but don't hold your breath that he'll play on Saturday.
OPINION: The ARU's flirtation with Hayne was the Matt Dunning moment of sports administration.
Ahead of the Super Rugby semifinals, here are the top 5 things the All Blacks coach will be focusing on.
The Chiefs excitement machine is hoping to change nothing, and continue to spark his team.
A chance to chew the fat with one of NZ's leading sports opinion writers, let's talk Super Rugby.
OPINION: Hurricanes have no better chance to shake off their reputation as Super Rugby's lovable losers.
Dane Coles makes the team sheet and Julian Savea remains on the bench as the Hurricanes name their semifinal team.
Super Rugby down to four, so which team statistically has the edge? Find the title favourite here.
OPINION: Outgoing Crusaders coach to announce future, and secret to Beauden Barrett's form.
Canes captain understood to be testing rib protectors in order to play in the Super Rugby semifinals.
Angus Gardiner is stepping aside as Crusaders team manager to take up a new role at the franchise.
"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.
Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.