Super Rugby

Elliot signs French club deal

Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot has signed with french club US Oyonnax.

Hooker Hika Elliot joins a growing list of Chiefs players taking their talents overseas.

Concussion sidelines Chiefs trio

Sam McNicol suffered another bout of concussion in the match against the Crusaders in Fiji last Friday.

Charlie Ngatai, Sam McNicol and Stephen Donald will all miss Friday's Blues clash.

Wallabies' Dean Mumm to retire

Dean Mumm is to retire from all rugby at the end of the year.

He's long been a foe of the All Blacks. Now this Wallaby veteran is about to hang up his boots.

Francis to start for Blues

Piers Francis left the field after being knocked out against the Stormers in Cape Town.

Blues playmaker recovers from being knocked out to get a start against the Chiefs at Eden Park.

ABs watch: Cruden, Faumuina shine

Aaron Cruden produced a classy performance for the Chiefs in their loss to the Crusaders in Suva.

Aaron Cruden, Charlie Faumuina and Anton Lienert-Brown perform strongly as competition for places ahead of the Lions tour heats up.

McLeod concentrating on 'Landers

Highlanders assistant coach Scott McLeod will coach the team against the British and Irish Lions in June.

Scott McLeod coy on interest in All Blacks' defensive gig.

Cousin ready for SBW

Tim Nanai-Williams returned from a shoulder injury against the Crusaders and will now face cousin Sonny Bill Williams on ...

Tim Nanai-Williams is sure to have his hands full against cousin Sonny Bill Williams when the Chiefs meet the Blues.

Smooth transition for Crusaders

Sam Whitelock's appointment as the captain of the Crusaders has coincided with the team flying to the top of the New ...

Opinion: Where have been the dramas and tantrums at the Crusaders?

The battle back from brain surgery

Vernon Fredericks

The road to becoming Crusader No 213 has been far from smooth for Vernon Fredericks.

Hooper compared to McCaw

Michael Hooper's excellent form has some calling for him to take over as Aussie captain.

Manipulating referees is just one area Aussie Michael Hooper has been compared to McCaw in.

Folau: Waratahs can win in NZ

Israel Folau is smiling again, happy at scoring a try during the Waratahs' rout of the Rebels on Sunday.

Israel Folau says the Waratahs can be the first Australian team to beat a Kiwi side in Super Rugby this year.

Crusaders: no playoffs talk

Israel Dagg, who played 40 minutes for his University club on May 13, has to convince the All Blacks selectors he ...

All Blacks Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd will have their concussions monitored as the Crusaders welcome back Israel Dagg.

Midfield causing mayhem for 'Canes

Team-mates Julian Savea, left, and Ardie Savea rush to congratulate Hurricanes; tryscorer Vince Aso.

The Hurricanes have hardly missed Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith.

Cruden intent on retaining tee

Aaron Cruden is determined to keep the Chiefs' goalkicking duties ahead of Damian McKenzie.

Despite a few misses against the Crusaders, Chiefs co-captain Aaron Cruden is determined to remain the team's No 1 goalkicker.

Ngatai unlikely for Blues clash

Despite his concussion symptoms improving, Chiefs midfielder Charlie Ngatai is set for another week on the sidelines.

Chiefs midfielder is on the improve from concussion symptoms, but is set for another week out.

Duffie cleared for Blues

Blues wing Matt Duffie has escaped a ban for a red card.

Matt Duffie free to play for the Blues despite red card.

Treeby banned three weeks video

Shaun Treeby, left, of the Stormers has been banned for a dangerous tackle after he knocked out Piers Francis on Friday ...

Kiwi who knocked out Blues first-five Piers Francis with a swinging arm to sit out three weeks of Super Rugby.

Waratahs blow away the Rebels

An attacking masterclass from Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley helped earn the Waratahs a priceless bonus point.

An attacking masterclass from Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley helps Waratahs to a big win.

More change for Highlanders?

Rob Thompson claimed two tries as the Highlanders scored eight tries to belt the Force 55-6 in Perth.

If Scott McLeod joins the ABs coaching team, could Mark Hammett or Aaron Mauger become head coach?

Extra day aids sore Crusaders

Replacement hooker Ben Funnell has scored five tries for the Crusaders this season. He is pictured dotting down during ...

Super Rugby schedule offers small respite for the competition leaders battling a hefty toll of travel, injury and concussion.

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