Super Rugby

Karmichael Hunt confirms exit from AFL

Karmichael Hunt

Former Broncos and Kangaroos star Karmichael Hunt has confirmed he is leaving the AFL.

Glenn Moore to take charge of the Blues pack

Glenn Moore

Former Highlanders coach Glenn Moore will take charge of the Blues forward pack for the next two years.

Counties' Baden Kerr ponders shift overseas

Baden Kerr

Steelers first five wants to be a professional, but with no Super contract he's only got one option open.

Reds to confirm signing of James O'Connor

James O'Connor

Queensland to confirm worst kept secret in rugby on Friday when Wallabies' prodigal son is announced as their new signing.

Ex-Highlander Robinson hooks Crusaders deal

Ged Robinson

Former Highlanders hooker's decision to sign a two-year deal requires some scrutiny.

Chiefs have just six vacancies left on roster

Hosea Gear

Only six spots left on 2015 roster, now a case of taking in NPC, while possibly negotiating with overseas-based players.

Thorn, Bekhuis not back for Highlanders

brad thorn

Two experienced players not returning for southern franchise as Brad Thorn heads overseas and Josh Bekhuis signs with Blue.

Damian McKenzie signs three-year Chiefs deal

Damian McKenzie

Outstanding for NZ at this year's Junior World Cup, talented 19-year-old pens a three-year Super Rugby deal.

Police oppose Tevita Li application on charge

Tevita Li

Police opposing young Blues winger's application for a discharge without conviction on a drink driving offence.

Hosea Gear returning home to New Zealand

Hosea Gear

Hosea Gear is coming home. The former All Blacks wing has signed with the Chiefs for next year.

Crusaders seek 'Big Beast' in backline as target

Todd Blackadder

Wanted: an ambitious and powerful centre/wing who flattens tacklers, runs like a fury and doesn't mind the cold.

Kaplan: Joubert wrong to penalise Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw

Former test ref says Craig Joubert made a mistake awarding late penalty in the Super Rugby final.

Nemani Nadolo to stay at Crusaders until 2016

Nemani Nadolo

Nemani Nadolo is a man of his word and will remain at the Crusaders for two more years.

Crusaders snapped on a big game joyride

Crusaders

Crusaders' only big game prize this year found on African plains - but it's not to everyone's taste.

Jimmy Cowan tipped to be at Blues next season

Jimmy Cowan

As Piri Weepu leaves NZ, another former All Blacks No 9, Jimmy Cowan, could be Blues bound.

Coach Todd Blackadder's job at Crusaders safe

Todd Blackadder

Crusasders boss says loss "hurts like hell" but Todd Blackadder will get another shot at Super Rugby glory.

Cameron Skelton set to showcase his size in NZ

Cameron Skelton

Younger brother of star Waratah Will Skelton is the big man looking to make an impact on New Zealand rugby.

Dennis aiming to be fit for 2015 Super Rugby

Dave Dennis

Injured NSW captain Dave Dennis says he's on track to be back for the start of the Waratahs' Super Rugby title defence.

Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo racially abused

Nemani Nadolo

Crusaders coach impressed with how Nemani Nadolo handled "disgraceful" racial slur.

Ryan Crotty carries scars from Sydney defeat

Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty looked like he had been struck in the face with a tomahawk as he fought valiantly for the Crusaders.

'Live with it', says gutted flanker Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw

To get beaten after a contentious refereeing decision in the final minutes is just torture for Richie McCaw.

Knowler: For Crusaders coming second hurts

Richie McCaw

RICHARD KNOWLER - The Press

OPINION: Watching replays of a refereeing decision will give crestfallen Crusaders fans heartburn for days.

Andrew Mehrtens the toast of the Waratahs

andrew mehrtens

Last week the Waratahs joked they would lynch Andrew Mehrtens for backing the Crusaders, now they want to buy him a beer.

Mixed emotions for old Crusader Daryl Gibson

Daryl Gibson

Happy his Waratahs won, but Daryl Gibson still feels for his old Crusaders mates after Super Rugby final loss.

Crusaders' favourite sons, own worst enemies

Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw admits he "should have done better" in dying minutes of Crusaders' Super Rugby final loss.

Crusaders' Hewett not your typical rugby head

Dave Hewett

RICHARD KNOWLER - Sunday Star Times

Crusaders assistant coach is also the co-owner of a building company and reckons it's ideal when things go haywire in Super Rugby.

Sonny side up for Chiefs in 2015 Super Rugby

Sonny Bill Williams

Sunday Star Times

Super Rugby's conclusion overnight prompted LIAM NAPIER to run the rule over the season that was.

Waratahs complete Super Rugby fairytale

Waratahs celebrate

Fairytale endings are just that. For story books and bedtime, not the brutal cut and thrust of real life, let alone the rugby pitch.

Blackadder laments last-minute 50-50 call

Richie McCaw and Sam Whitelock

Todd Blackadder's prediction the Super Rugby final would be decided by a few moments came back to haunt him.

Contrasting fortunes for No 10s Foley, Carter

Bernard Foley

He used to idolise Dan Carter, but NSW pivot Bernard Foley is setting records of his own after steering the Waratahs to their first Super Rugby title.

Waratahs pip Crusaders in Super Rugby final

Richie McCaw

The Waratahs are the Super Rugby champions for 2014, prevailing 33-32 over the Crusaders.

Super Rugby final a battle of contrasting teams

Crusaders

A drought will be broken or a dry spell will continue - that's the forecast for tonight's Super Rugby decider.

McCaw urges Crusaders to stem Waratahs flow

Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw knows that slicing Waratahs' main artery is key to dimming the lights in their backline's stars eyes.

Unwanted Nemani Nadolo haunting Waratahs

 Nemani Nadolo

Raised in Brisbane, Nemani Nadolo was spurned by Australian Super Rugby teams but could star in tonight's final on Sydney soil.

Todd Blackadder on the brink of Super history

Todd Blackadder

Tonight Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder could become the first man to captain and coach Super rugby title winning teams.

Grey areas a good thing for the NSW Waratahs

Nathan Grey

Former Wallaby hardman Nathan Grey is devising more cerebral tactics to knock the Crusaders of out whack.

Rare Super double on offer for Todd Blackadder

Todd Blackadder

Todd Blackadder has a chance to go where no man has gone before him in Super Rugby.

Michael Cheika: Team was getting hate mail

Michael Cheika

It's been long road back to the top table for the Waratahs says coach Michael Cheika as he opens up.

Ex-coach Robbie Deans backs the Crusaders

Robbie Deans

Robbie Deans has given his stamp of approval to the 2014 Crusaders ahead of the Super Rugby final.

Michael Hooper adds little spice to the Crusade

Crusaders

A no-show by Waratahs captain Michael Hooper for a photo session has cranked-up the tension.

Kurtley Beale fails to complete Waratahs training

Kurtley Beale

Star playmaker fails to complete Waratahs' final training session before tomorrow night's Super Rugby final with the Crusaders.

Kurtley Beale a 'free spirit' Aussie rugby needs

Kurtley Beale

Waratahs star talked up as the best player ever as Australians brace for a Crusaders onslaught.

Rugby treasure and hearty head off to Australia

Bledisloe Cup

Red-and-black crusade cuts way across the Tasman for silver prize hoped to be flying on a return ticket.

Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock on lineout watch

Sam Whitelock

Sam Whitelock knows the Crusaders need to find an advantage at set piece time to defeat the Waratahs.

Crusaders prepare for big final defensive effort

Kieran Read

The defensive sirens have been wailing inside the Crusaders camp ahead of the Super Rugby final.

Dagg: Crusaders aiming to limit Folau's impact

Israel Folau

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg admits it could go ''really wrong'' if his dangerous Waratahs counterpart gets plenty of ball to run with.

Is pressure of final getting to Michael Cheika?

Michael Cheika

Waratahs coach loses it with photographer at final training session before Super Rugby final.

Gibson downplays Crusaders' inside knowledge

Daryl Gibson

NSW attack coach laughs off suggestions he is the not-so-secret weapon for Saturday's big clash against his former team.

Crusaders retain winning lineup from semifinal

Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw to play 6, Dan Carter 12 for Crusaders in Super Rugby final against the Waratahs.

Phil Waugh tips Waratahs pack to 'dominate'

Jacques Potgieter

Former NSW captain Phil Waugh says the Waratahs pack can "dominate" the Crusaders on Saturday.
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