Super Rugby

Lions hold off Sharks

Andries Coetzee of the Lions takes on Keegan Daniel of the Sharks in their Super Rugby campaign starter at Ellis Park.

The 2017 season runners-up kick off the new campaign with a victory at Ellis Park.

Stormers hold on in season opener

Damian de Allende scored the first Super Rugby try of 2018.

South African outfit holds off the Argentines' second half fightback to claim Super Rugby opener.

How your Super Rugby team will go

The Crusaders' Braydon Ennor is a fast and intelligent young footballer who could shine on the wing.

OPINION: Here's how each of the New Zealand Super Rugby teams will fare this season.

Super Rugby's sizzling subplot

Julian Savea will look to hit the ground running for the Hurricanes as he seeks to win back his All Blacks spot.

OPINION: "Right wing idol" will be worth the price of admission over the next few months.

Retention battle 'toughest it's been'

Outstanding Blues and All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane is expected to be among the next wave of players to re-commit to the ...

NZ Rugby's contracting guru sounds warning as battle for Kiwi talent heats up on all fronts.

Hansen's new role just super

All Blacks chief Steve Hansen is going to be talking more with the Super Rugby coaches in 2018.

All Blacks coach takes over Don Tricker's job as the conduit between the All Blacks and Super Rugby.

New coach, same culture at Highlanders

Eliott Dixon helped the Highlanders go into the season on a positive note, playing well in last weekend's preseason win ...

Aaron Mauger's roots may not be in the south, but Elliot Dixon says he's become a southern man.

What McKenzie must do at No 10

Damian McKenzie must now create room for others as well as himself.

OPINION: There are three areas to master, including creating chances for others, writes Phil Gifford.

Folau's best yet to come

Israel Folau breaks a tackle against the Rebels in the Waratahs' preseason trial at Brookvale Oval.

The Wallaby's record suggests he's now the complete package. In his eyes, he's not even close.

Another injury blow for Blues

Blues flanker Dalton Papali'i suffered a fracture of the small bone in his hand in the pre-season game against the ...

The bad news keeps coming for Tana Umaga's team, with loosie Dalton Papali'i out for six weeks.

Super Rugby picks - tipped to win

The Stormers have been picked by all five writers to win their opening-round contest.

Know your Super Rugby? Compare your round one predictions with the Stuff rugby writers'.

Who's got the Super Rugby look? gallery

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett.

As well as winning the Brisbane 10s, is it possible the Blues also have the best bone structure?

Aumua off the pace

Asafo Aumua has been left out of the Hurricanes' Super Rugby squad to travel to South Africa.

All Blacks hooker left out of Hurricanes squad to work on fitness and minor niggles.

Canes' cunning plan for Barrett

With his belated arrival in Pretoria, Beauden Barrett will definitely not start the Hurricanes' Super Rugby season opener.

With Beauden Barrett's pre-season curtailed, the Hurricanes consider giving him an early rest.

Waratahs smash Rebels in trial

Israel Folau outpaces Wallabies team-mate Reece Hodge.

Waratahs show they're the real deal, scoring 47 straight points in dominant win over Rebels.

Highlanders topple Crusaders video

Highlanders midfielder Matt Faddes scored a first-half hat-trick against the Crusaders in Waimumu on Thursday.

Aaron Mauger seals his first piece of silverware after beating the Crusaders in Farmlands Cup.

Reds hang on for trial win

Jono Lance, who was with the Western Force in 2017, is likely to start at No 10 for the Queensland Reds after Quade ...

It was supposed to be a trial but instead Queensland Reds received a wake up call.

Hurricanes wrap up in style

Blues wing Rieko Ioane scored a brilliant try right on halftime against the Hurricanes in Warkworth.

The Blues led at halftime, but couldn't contain the Canes over the second half in Warkworth.

New Super Rugby format tested

Lions first five-eighth Elton Jantjies, pictured getting tackled by Crusaders No 8 Kieran Read in the Super Rugby final ...

Super Rugby starts this weekend. Here's what we need to know about the opening round.

Weber hat-trick sets up win

Brad Weber has staked his claim for the Chiefs No 9 jersey in 2018 with a first-half hat-trick against the Brumbies.

Chiefs halfback impresses while Tim Nanai-Williams is forced off with shoulder injury.

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