Super Rugby

Hurricanes see off Brumbies video

Hurricanes second five-eighth Ngani Laumape takes the ball into contact.

A clinical second-half defensive display sees the Hurricanes survive and advance.

Recap: Hurricanes v Brumbies

Ngani Laumape of the Hurricanes is tackled during the Super Rugby quarterfinal.

The Hurricanes bulldoze the Brumbies in Canberra to march into the Super Rugby semi-finals.

Chiefs player denied entry to SA

Alex Nankivell of the Chiefs.

An incorrect visa date meant Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell wasn't allowed into South Africa ahead of quarterfinal.

Play-by-play: Hurricanes v Brumbies

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara.

The Hurricanes' quarterfinal clash with the Brumbies a play-at-a-time, in Canberra.

Highlanders grounded by storm

Lima Sopoaga reckons it'd be better to have the quarterfinal  under the roof in Dunedin.

They can't get a flight, can't drive up the road. Let's play under the Dunedin roof, Lima Sopoaga suggests.

Highlanders to get tricky

Saturday night's quarterfinal could be Highlanders coach Tony Brown's last game in New Zealand before leaving for Japan.

Winning road playoff games isn't foreign to the Highlanders, and they tend to do it with surprises.

Naholo remains a Highlander video

Waisake Naholo will remain with the Highlanders.

Dynamic winger rejects the Chiefs and puts pen to paper for "another big year" among chanting Dunedin fans.

Tamanivalu chased by Chiefs

Seta Tamanivalu (pictured) worked on a building site in Taranaki with Waisake Naholo before they became professional ...

Incoming Chiefs coach Colin Cooper gets on the phone to the man they let go to the Crusaders.

Crusaders prepare to be bombed video

Israel Dagg, who transferred to the Crusaders in 2011 after several seasons with the Highlanders, has yet to win a Super ...

Israel Dagg expects the Highlanders will kick, kick and kick again as the rain tumbles in Christchurch.

Super 'Nearly Men' eye final step

New coach Scott Robertson has the Crusaders back in a familiar place, contending for an eighth Super Rugby title.

OPINION: Don't call 'em chokers, but it's been a while since the Crusaders lifted the trophy, writes Marc Hinton.

Super Rugby stats breakdown

Jordie Barrett has helped the Hurricanes to the most tries and most points for the season, as their attack has continued ...

The numbers get crunched ahead of this weekend's Super Rugby quarterfinals.

No happy Canberra memories

TJ Perenara has no happy memories of playing against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara can't remember ever coming away with a win in the Aussie capital.

Lions not taking Sharks lightly

First five Elton Jantjies will be a crucial figure in Sunday's quarterfinal for the table-topping Lions.

 Lions' quest for first Super Rugby title begins with quarterfinal clash with South African rivals.

Beaver gets nod at second-five

Stephen Donald will fill the void of Charlie Ngatai at second five-eighth for the Chiefs' quarterfinal against the Stormers.

Stephen Donald to start in place of injured Charlie Ngatai in Chiefs' quarterfinal against Stormers.

Super Rugby: Tipped to win

Could there be another dramatic finish, like the last time the Crusaders and Highlanders met, last month?

Five Stuff rugby writers make their picks for the quarterfinals of Super Rugby.

The 'bro with the fro' v 'the Bus'

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Brumbies wing Henry Speight is determined he won't be just a bump in the road for Julian Savea.

Ben Smith's ear confusion

Ben Smith is back for the Highlanders to play the Crusaders this weekend.

The Highlanders fullback didn't know what was wrong. A "big relief" was coming.

Jordie's got a weak foot? Nah

This is how you do it older brother...

Younger Barrett shows his older brother how its done, nailing sideline conversion with his left foot.

ABs front row, lock it in video

Codie Taylor, pictured celebrating his try against the British and Irish Lions in the first test in Auckland, made his ...

Codie Taylor, the final piece of NZ Rugby's World Cup front row puzzle, poised to sign through to 2019.

The battle of Sam v Luke

There's not much that both of the Whitelock brothers haven't won, but a Super Rugby crown is one of them.

There's not much that both of the Whitelock brothers haven't won, but a Super Rugby crown is one of them.

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