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Brumbies secure crucial win

Aidan Toua of the Brumbies is tackled by a Bulls player during Round 11 Super Rugby clash in Canberra.

​Hope of a Super Rugby finals berth is not lost for the Brumbies, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Read stays calm despite yellow video

Kieran Read (left) embraced Jone Macilai after he had scored one of his three tries in the 38-5 win over the Reds.

The Crusaders promise to iron out high penalty count ahead of match against Highlanders.

Crusaders hammer the Reds video

Jone Macilai scores against the Reds.

Crusaders' win over Reds sees them pass the Chiefs to go to the top of the NZ conference.

Crusaders' charge down video

The Crusaders celebrate one of Jone Macilai 's three tries against the Reds.

How often do you see a goal-kick charged down in Super Rugby?

Big occasion for Plumtree

It wasn't so long ago that Hurricanes assistant John Plumtree was head coach of the Sharks.

John Plumtree makes no attempt to play down importance of Sharks clash.

Burning Questions: Kiwi MVP?

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie has set the first half of the Super Rugby season alight.

In our regular segment, Stuff.co.nz's rugby scribes tackle the burning questions of the week.

Chiefs bracing for tough derby

The Chiefs will look to get their attack back to its lethal best in a blockbusting Super Rugby derby against the ...

It's a blockbuster in Hamilton on Saturday night, which could be considered an All Blacks trial.

Highlanders seek fifth over Chiefs

Waisake Naholo about to score for the Highlanders during last year's Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

One-on-one battles galore as Chiefs host Highlanders in NZ conference headline act

Sellout nearing for Chiefs

FMG Stadium Waikato is set to be rocking at capacity for the big New Zealand derby between the Chiefs and Highlanders on ...

A capacity crowd could be on the cards for Saturday night's bumper NZ derby between the Chiefs and Highlanders in Hamilton.

Folau fit to face Cheetahs

Israel Folau is expected to be fit to tackle the Cheetahs on Saturday.

Waratahs hopeful star centre will overcome sapping virus in time for Saturday's match.

The meeting of the little men video

Chiefs halfback Brad Weber goes up against the world's best in the Highlanders' Aaron Smith this weekend.

Brad Weber and Aaron Smith go head to head in Hamilton in what will be an intriguing battle.

Canes make just one change

The lingering effects of a head knock have kept fullback James Marshall from starting for the Hurricanes in recent week.

The Hurricanes' thrashing of the Lions will become a distant memory if they can't beat the Sharks in Durban.

Naholo back for Chiefs test

Reunited: Waisake Naholo celebrates the Highlanders Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes with fellow All Black ...

Waisake Naholo is back from injury to boost the Super Rugby champions

Blackadder tackles defensive role video

Todd Blackadder, who is in his eighth and final season as head coach of the Crusaders, says being in charge of the ...

Todd Blackadder has embraced his new role as the Crusaders' minister of defence.

Mo'unga on fire for Crusaders video

Richie Mo'unga has been the Crusaders' top points scorer this season, bagging 90 points in eight games.

Have the Crusaders missed Dan Carter, Colin Slade or Tom Taylor? Not when Richie Mo'unga has been in such good form.

Returning players boost Chiefs

Charlie Ngatai, left, will return from injury for the Chiefs and line up alongside Aaron Cruden, right, against the ...

Charlie Ngatai and James Lowe are back in the starting side as the Chiefs eye up a big derby against the Highlanders.

Big night for Cruden and Sopoaga

Saturday night's clash with the Chiefs is important for Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga.

All Super Rugby eyes will be on Hamilton as two of New Zealand's best five-eighths go head-to-head.

Recap: Brumbies v Bulls

ACT Brumbies star David Pocock.

The Brumbies get back to winning ways against the Bulls.

Stats and scorecard: Brumbies v Bulls

Brumbies star back Tevita Kuridrani.

Match stats from the Brumbies' clash with the Bulls in Canberra.

Brumbies have fixed lineout: Pocock

David Pocock's Brumbies have struggled to find form this season.

Superstar flanker believes the Brumbies have found the key to break out of Super Rugby slump.

Reds name team to face Crusaders

Campbell Magnay will play for the Reds for the first time this season.

Teenage centre thrust into the spotlight for the Reds' daunting Super Rugby trip to Christchurch.

Stats and scorecard: Crusaders v Reds

Crusaders loose forward Kieran Read.

Match stats from the Crusaders' round 11 clash with the Reds in Christchurch.

Play-by-play: Crusaders v Reds

Crusaders midfielder Kieron Fonotia.

The Crusaders' round 11 clash with the Reds a play-at-a-time in Christchurch.

Recap: Crusaders v Reds

Scott Barrett scores a try against the Reds.

The Crusaders have convincingly beaten the Reds 38-5.

Rugby not immune from pill problems

Israel Dagg and Cory Jane were involved in a sleeping pill incident during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

NZ Rugby is well aware prescription medication misuse stretches further than rugby league.

Weber confident in point of difference

Brad Weber in action for the Chiefs against the Blues.

The Chiefs halfback doesn't see himself as Aaron Smith's clone, and feels he can bring something different to the All Blacks.

Blues out to fix horror record

The Blues want to distance themselves from their woeful away record.

Tana Umaga may be sick of hearing about it but there's one way to end the Blues' away woes.

Blues make five changes

Charlie Faumuina will be a replacement for the Blues in Port Elizabeth.

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina drops to the bench in one of five changes for the Blues' clash with the Kings.

McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

Walden has head for Super Rugby heights

Tei Walden scores on his Super Rugby debut against the Blues at Eden Park in February.

Highlanders midfield back Teihorangi Walden back in frame after concussion stalled maiden Super Rugby campaign

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