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Slade vows Crusaders will continue to 'give our guts'

Crusaders first five-eighth Colin Slade is refusing to concede their Super Rugby playoff hopes are over.

Crusaders teeter on the edge of Super Rugby oblivion but first-five isn't giving up.

Barrett to miss four weeks with knee injury

The Hurricanes will be without star first-five Beauden Barrett for the next four weeks as he looks to recover from a knee injury.

Relief for All Blacks coach as star first-five cleared of season-ending knee injury.

Riach urges Crusaders assistant Matson to stay

Crusaders boss Hamish Riach has met with Tabai Matson, who is considering a move to the Blues.

Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach is prepared to play a waiting game with Tabai Matson.

Waratahs hooker braces again for concussion report

Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau isn't sure whether he'll be available to play the Force on Saturday night after sustaining his second concussion of the season during last weekend's clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

Tatafu Polota-Nau says his 'noggin is good' after second concussion of the season.

Boks feel Super Rugby pain

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer says he was expecting to rest players at his first Rugby World Cup training camp.

SA go into RWC training camp with nearly half the squad not taking part owing to tough Super season.

Ill Karmichael Hunt ruled out for Queensland Reds

Three kilos lighter after a bout of gastro, Karmichael Hunt will miss the Queensland Reds' visit to Christchurch.

The Queensland Reds will be without Karmichael Hunt when they make the daunting trip across the Tasman to face the Crusaders.

Hurricanes brace for stint without Beauden Barrett

Hurricanes first five eighth Beauden Barrett could be out of Super Rugby for several weeks after injuring his knee.

Beauden Barrett's immediate playing future will become clear when the Hurricanes medical staff reveal the results of scans on the star first five-eighth's right knee.

Super seasons over for Blues' Kaino and Piutau

The Blues are reeling from the loss of All Blacks stars Jerome Kaino and Charles Piutau.

Blues lose star pair and have Luke Braid suffering another concussion as Melbourne Rebels loom large.

Reds hopeful Cooper will turn down Toulon

Queensland Reds playmaker Quade Cooper  is still to decide where his future lies next year.

Embattled Super Rugby franchise increasingly confident Wallabies star will turn down a rich offer from Europe club champions.

Ref Review: Offside rules prove tough to police

Ma'a Nonu was bruising on defence on Saturday, but tested referee Mike Fraser's offside rulings one time too many.

If there is one area of the game of rugby that fans probably think is under-policed by referees, it would be offside.

Mooar: Stags, Highlanders relationship blossoming

Stags hooker Dillan Halaholo, right, has been called into the Highlanders squad for their trip to South Africa.

Stags coach Brad Mooar says the relationship between the Stags and the Highlanders is blossoming.

Super Rugby Power Rankings – week 12

Beauden Barrett took some stopping in the Hurricanes' defining victory over the Crusaders in Wellington.

The Hurricanes are humming after a defining victory at the Cake Tin, and a bad stumble by their chief Kiwi rivals.

Southland hooker Halaholo gets Highlanders call up

Southland Stags Dillan Halaholo has been called into the highlanders squad for their two-game trip to South Africa.

Southland hooker called into the Highlanders squad for their trip to South Africa to play the Lions and Cheetahs.

Canes re-sign young outside backs

Nehe Milner-Skudder (pictured) and Matt Proctor have re-signed with the Hurricanes until the end of 2017.

Hurricanes re-sign exciting outside backs Proctor and Milner-Skudder until the end of 2017.

MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

Leon MacDonald has changed his mind and won't join the Crusaders coaching group next year.

Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.

Chiefs sure they can turn it around against Canes

Melbourne Rebels flanker Colby Fainga'a celebrates after his team upset the Chiefs in Melbourne.

Dave Rennie's team will have a few days off in their bye week before preparing for must-win showdown with the Hurricanes.

Barrett goes for scans on twisted knee

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett is escorted off the field after twisting his knee against the Crusaders.

Hurricanes coach will hold his breath and hope for the best as he awaits scan results on first five-eighth's twisted right knee.

Canes, Chiefs and Highlanders in playoff scrap

Hurricanes prop Reggie Goodes pumps his fists in the air after scoring a try against the Crusaders.

As well as they're travelling, the Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders all have asterisks next to their title aspirations.

Lowe escapes without further sanction video

Matt Symons, James Lowe and Mitchell Graham cheer on the Chiefs in their round 10 win against the Crusaders.

Chiefs wing to face judicial hearing after collecting his third card of the season in loss to the Rebels.

Dan Carter prepares for emotional farewell

Crusaders second five-eighth Dan Carter is hit in a big tackle by Hurricanes opposite Ma'a Nonu in Wellington.

Don’t gamble on him being a blubbering mess but maybe, just maybe, Dan Carter will shed a fat tear on Friday night.

Thomson makes cautious return from concussion

Hurricanes replacement loose forward Blade Thomson bursts past Crusaders defender Matt Todd, left, and fends off Dan Carter during his side's thrilling 29-23 Super Rugby win at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

It seemed fitting that Blade Thomson was holding his young son Zachariah as he reflected on his starring role in the Hurricanes win over the Crusaders.

Bulls go top in South Africa

Flip van der Merwe runs the balls for the Bulls during their 35-33 win over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld.

Thrilling 35-33 victory over the Lions moves Pretoria franchise to top of SA Super Rugby conference.

Cheetahs hold on to beat Stormers

Clayton Blommetjies runs the ball for the Cheetahs in their 25-17 win over the Stormers in Bloemfontein.

A late try secures victory for the Cheetahs against the Stormers in Bloemfontein.

Barrett injury clouds Canes win video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett is tackled by Crusaders counterpart Colin Slade in their match on Saturday at Wellington Regional Stadium.

All Blacks first-five "sandwiched" in a Crusaders tackle likely to miss the Hurricanes' next match.

Rebels rumble, Chiefs stumble video


Right when they didn’t need it, the Chiefs have taken a mis-step in their bid to stay on pace in the NZ conference.

Smith boost as Joseph's Highlanders head to SA

Highlanders prop Brendon Edmonds scores in his team's 48-15 win over the Sharks in Dunedin. The Highlanders now turn their attentions to a tour of South Africa.

The Highlanders are clearly not going away in this Super Rugby playoff race, and neither is their star fullback.

Kaino and Piutau major casualties for Blues video

Blues captain Jerome Kaino looks on from the bench after suffering a compound fracture to his ring finger on his left hand.

Test stars could be lost to the Blues for the rest of the Super Rugby season after injuries suffered in their win over the Force.

Kaino, Piutau injured in big Blues victory video

Blues skipper Jerome Kaino watches on with his left-arm in a sling.

All Black stars Jerome Kaino and Charles Piutau forced from field in comfortable 41-24 win over struggling Western Force.

Super Rugby rest policy here for long haul

Star Highlanders back Malakai Fekitoa, like all of his national team-mates, has to sit out at least two games this Super Rugby season.

Player welfare and team needs mean workloads must continue to be managed, says NZ Rugby's high-performance manager.

Waratahs still have work to do, says Cheika

Waratahs players celebrate after beating the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday night.

Gritty win over Brumbies gives Waratahs impressive record as they look to cement a Super Rugby playoff spot.

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