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Kiwi refs overlooked for semis

Jaco Peyper, right, standing with Chiefs' flanker and co-captain Sam Cane, will control the Lions versus Highlanders ...

Kiwi whistleblowers consigned to assistant referee and TMO duties in Super Rugby semis.

Tahs opt out of Hayne offer

Since arrived back in Australia after failing to make Fiji's Olympics sevens team, Jarryd Hayne has been fielding rugby ...

Waratahs reportedly will not table a Super Rugby offer for code-hopping NRL star Jarryd Hayne.

Super Rugby's travel hoodoo

Lima Sopoaga and the Highlanders will traverse New Zealand, Australia and South Africa all in three weeks should they ...

Getting your passport stamped within days of a Super Rugby final isn't a great omen.

Highlanders remodel for semis

Jamie Joseph has rejigged his squad for the next phase of the Highlanders' Super Rugby title defence against the Lions ...

Jamie Joseph makes key personnel changes to invigorate Super Rugby champions for semifinal test.

Super Rugby semifinals XV

Hurricanes'  TJ Perenara has been in the form of his life the past few weeks.

Stuff's rugby experts pick a form XV for the Super Rugby semifinals. What do you think?

Stiles named Reds coach

Nick Stiles will coach the Queensland Reds next season.

Todd Blackadder misses out on job to interim co-coach and former Wallabies prop.

Rennie gem ready to go

The Chiefs play exciting, winning rugby with a hard edge because Dave Rennie and his players have great mutual respect.

OPINION: Chiefs coach ready for test rugby, and now he has the motive when the next job comes up.

Star prop out as Banks returns


Highlanders' front row find of the year ruled out injured, but playmaker Marty Banks is back for the semis.

Riccitelli ready to rumble

The prospect of replacing Dane Coles doesn't daunt Hurricanes back-up hooker Ricky Riccitelli.

Hurricanes out to show they're about more than Dane Coles.

Ioane signs with Crusaders?

Digby Ioane is set to don the red and black Crusaders jersey next season.

Ex-Wallabies wing Digby Ioane rumoured to have signed on to replace Nemani Nadolo in 2017.

Ref should use instincts

RJ van Rensburg's strong running was hard for the Crusaders to contain.

OPINION: The Highlanders, Hurricanes, Lions and Chiefs have demonstrated they are the strongest and most consistent outfits.

Stormers criticise Super format

Stormers' Nic Schalk Burger says the new Super Rugby conference system is "far too complicated".

After being thrashed by the Chiefs, Stormers' coach and captain blame Super Rugby's new conference system, and a lack of exposure to Kiwi teams.

I'd sign Jarryd Hayne in a heartbeat: Connolly

Jarryd Hayne's stint with the Fiji sevens team was short-lived.

Should the Waratahs take a punt on Jarryd Hayne? A former Wallabies coach thinks so.

Hurricanes proving miserly

Centre Seta Tamanivalu was one of the tryscorers when the Chiefs beat the Hurricanes earlier this season.

Defence will be a key in Saturday's clash between the Hurricanes and Chiefs.

Upper-crust art: Beaver on toast

A TradeMe auction for an image of a piece of toast with Stephen Donald's likeness on it has been viewed over 1200 times.

Stephen Donald, the All Black who helped NZ win the 2011 World Cup, has been immortalised on toast.

Canes stars and subs combine video

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara capped off a dominant performances against the Sharks with a try.

Hurricanes getting the personnel and tactical mix right.

Hurricanes victory song video

Hurricanes enjoy celebrating after their win over the Sharks.

'Okay, here we go! Black and yellow’s how we roll!' the Canes chanted after their 41-0 demolition of the Sharks.

Right teams in Super semis

Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has guided the side to another Super Rugby semifinal.

The right New Zealand sides in Super Rugby semifinals.

'Gutting': Blackadder on loss video

Lock Luke Romano, with Sam Whitelock on the right, eyes a gap in the Lions defence during the Super Rugby quarterfinal ...

Losing to the Lions in the Super Rugby quarterfinal wasn't how Todd Blackadder wanted it to end.

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

No definitive word on Dane Coles

We're still little the wiser about Hurricanes captain Dane Coles, other than that he's suffered some kind of rib injury.

Hurricanes still in the dark about Dane Coles' fitness.

Chiefs ready for the storm

James Lowe and Damian McKenzie were all smiles as the Chiefs hammered the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Chiefs "stoked" to still be in the race as they eye a cracking semifinal against the Hurricanes.

Crusaders walloped by Lions video

Lions lock Franco Mostert forces his way through the tackles of Ryan Crotty and David Havili in the Super Rugby ...

The Crusaders conceded five tries in their 42-25 loss to the Lions in Jo'burg.

Will they Cane it? video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 23:  Brad Shields of the Hurricanes is congratulated on his try by teammates Ardie Savea ...

Despite injury woes, the Hurricanes have been installed clear favourites to win their first Super Rugby title.

Chiefs romp into semis video

Sam McNicol got the try-scoring feast going as the Chiefs outclassed the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Resounding victory over the Stormers sets the Chiefs up for a semifinal against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Barrett shows he's the man for all seasons

Beauden Barrett lines up a kick  against the Sharks while teammate Jason Woodward holds the ball.

On the last month Beauden Barrett's been spelling out a message in skyscraper-sized neon letters to the All Black selectors that he deserves to become the starting 10 in the All Blacks.

Canes do clinical job video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett toes the ball ahead.

Hurricanes into Super Rugby semifinals with superb win over Sharks.

Dermody: Bring on the scrum attack video

Highlanders prop Siosiua Halanukonuka helped from the field during the Super Rugby quarterfinal match against the ...

Highlanders scrum coach happy for teams to keep targeting their scrum.

Highlanders ready to win it all again

Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith was instrumental in his team's 15-9 win against the Brumbies.

OPINION: The Highlanders are ready for any challenge after beating the Brumbies in their quarterfinal in Canberra.

Brumbies fume over ref's call video

Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli thought he had scored a late try against the Highlanders but match officials ruled it out.

No-try call leaves a bitter taste in the Brumbies camp after their 15-9 Super Rugby loss to the Highlanders.

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