Super Rugby

Lions suffer Whiteley blow

Lions captain Warren Whiteley has been ruled out of their Super Rugby semifinal against the Highlanders.

Lions' influential number eight and captain Warren Whiteley fails to recover from a calf injury.

Tamanivalu defies the odds

Seta Tamanivalu was a standout when the Chiefs last met the Hurricanes, and he'll be looking to have a similar impact in ...

Chiefs midfielder was told his season might be over, but he was having none of that.

Crusaders coaches off to Bath

Tabai Matson (left) and Todd Blackadder will coach together overseas for the first time when they join English club Bath.

Todd Blackadder and Tabai Matson have confirmed they will join the English club.

Pack power restored for Highlanders

Luke Whitelock has a lock on No 8 for the Highlanders in Sunday's sudden death clash with the Lions after playing in the ...

Highlanders solidify their pack and employ a forward-dominated bench for semifinal in Johannesburg.

Leitch boost for Chiefs

Michael Leitch was big for the Chiefs in their last meeting with the Hurricanes and he has recovered from a broken thumb ...

Michael Leitch has recovered from his broken thumb to be named on the bench for Saturday's semi.

New Crusader 'a massive talent'

Former Wallabies wing Digby Ioane played 35 tests the Wallabies before leaving in 2013 to play for clubs in France and Japan.

New coach Scott Robertson goes shopping. First on the list - Digby Ioane.

'Crumbs' to decide Canes-Chiefs

Coach Dave Rennie (L) of the Chiefs and coach Chris Boyd of the Hurricanes.

Canes coach Chris Boyd says result will come down to the few chances made available.

Coles trains, Barrett doesn't video

Ill-health saw Beauden Barrett, right, excused from Hurricanes training on Thursday.

Dane Coles trains but don't hold your breath that he'll play on Saturday.

Tahs show real leadership

The ARU rolled out the welcome mat for Jarryd Hayne.

OPINION: The ARU's flirtation with Hayne was the Matt Dunning moment of sports administration.

What Steve Hansen wants to see

Beauden Barrett or Aaron Cruden? It's one of the questions Steve Hansen will have to answer ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Ahead of the Super Rugby semifinals, here are the top 5 things the All Blacks coach will be focusing on.

McKenzie set for biggest game of career

Damian McKenzie produced a man-of-the-match display in the quarterfinal against the Stormers and will be key to the ...

The Chiefs excitement machine is hoping to change nothing, and continue to spark his team.

Reason with Reason on rugby

Leading New Zealand sport opinion writer Mark Reason.

A chance to chew the fat with one of NZ's leading sports opinion writers, let's talk Super Rugby.

Here comes the all-Kiwi final

The Hurricanes are one of Super Rugby's lovable losers with a sturdy contingent of die-hard fans.

OPINION: Hurricanes have no better chance to shake off their reputation as Super Rugby's lovable losers.

Savea still on the bench video

Hurricanes wing Julian Savea is on the bench again this Saturday.

Dane Coles makes the team sheet and Julian Savea remains on the bench as the Hurricanes name their semifinal team.

Super stats - say what?

Aaron Smith and Waisake Naholo celebrate too soon as a try against the Chiefs in their final regular season game is ...

Super Rugby down to four, so which team statistically has the edge? Find the title favourite here.

Secret to Barrett's success

Beauden Barrett

OPINION: Outgoing Crusaders coach to announce future, and secret to Beauden Barrett's form.

Don't write Coles off yet

Captain Dane Coles of the Hurricanes leaves the field with an injury during the Super Rugby quarterfinal.

Canes captain understood to be testing rib protectors in order to play in the Super Rugby semifinals.

New role for Gardiner

Angus Gardiner, newly appointed Crusaders  general manager for professional rugby.

Angus Gardiner is stepping aside as Crusaders team manager to take up a new role at the franchise.

Rennie: ABs assistant, no thanks video

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he isn't keen on an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019.

"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.

Double boost for Chiefs video

Sam Cane is making good progress from his concussion and should be right for the Chiefs' Super Rugby semifinal against ...

Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.

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