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Match Preview: Lions v Highlanders

The Highlanders and Lions have always had close encounters in Investec Super Rugby and Sunday morning promises to be no different. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Stormers v Crusaders

Welcoming back some of their star players the Stormers have named their strongest possible side to line out for their Investec Super Rugby game with the Crusaders in Cape Town on Sunday (NZT). Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Chiefs

It's crunch time for the Blues as they attempt to end a 10-year lack of Investec Super Rugby success against the Chiefs at Eden Park on Saturday in order to gain a win that could keep them in the hunt for a playoffs place. Read more

SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Jaguares

The Hurricanes will be chasing a sixth straight win in 2019 when they take on a dangerous Jaguares side at Westpac Stadium on Friday night. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs v Sharks

Down on key personnel, the Chiefs will have a chance for their lesser lights to shine when taking on the Sharks in their Investec Super Rugby game in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Jaguares

Making a fast, effective start and maintaining any advantage gained will be the key for the Highlanders when hosting the Jaguares for their Investec Super Rugby game in Dunedin on Saturday. Read more

Match Preview: Bulls v Crusaders

The Bulls have bolstered their side with a couple of returning Springboks forwards ahead of their clash with the table-topping Crusaders in Pretoria, while the visitors welcome back a couple of All Blacks. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Hurricanes

Recent success in Auckland will be encouraging for the Hurricanes ahead of Friday's Investec Super Rugby game with the Blues but the home team have proven a tougher prospect on home soil this year. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

Attempting to get back on an Investec Super Rugby winning track against a Highlanders team now playing with confidence, and at home in Dunedin, is a tough assignment for the Chiefs on Saturday. Read more

Super Rugby preview: Hurricanes v Rebels

The Hurricanes hit their straps a week ago against the Chiefs, while the Rebels have dropped their last two matches but still top the Australian conference. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Brumbies v Blues

Two teams, the Brumbies and Blues are desperate to keep their playoffs dreams alive and are set for an intriguing contest in Canberra on Saturday. Read more

SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW: Crusaders v Sharks

The table-topping Crusaders are looking to equal their record of 26-straight wins at home and celebrate Kieran Read’s 150th, when they host the Sharks at Christchurch Stadium on Friday night. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Two adventurous teams each battling to find consistency will ensure another lively local derby when the Hurricanes host the Chiefs for Saturday's Investec Super Rugby game in Wellington. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Sunwolves vs Highlanders

The Highlanders have the chance to get back in the playoffs mix with victory in Tokyo but face a tough challenge from a Sunwolves side that almost toppled the Hurricanes last week. Read more

SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW: Crusaders v Lions

Friday night’s Investec Super Rugby fixture will see a repeat of last year’s final, with the Crusaders taking on the Lions at Christchurch Stadium. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Blues

Losing for either the Highlanders or Blues in their Investec Super Rugby game in Dunedin on Saturday won't be the death knell for their playoffs hopes, but winning would be a definite boost for the winner. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Sunwolves v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes piled on 83 points in their last visit to Tokyo in 2017 but face a vastly improved Sunwolves side who have already upset two more fancied teams in 2019. Read more

Super Rugby Preview – Chiefs v Lions

The Chiefs haven’t played the Lions since Round 2 2016 and on that occasion the Lions created history. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs v Blues

Whether the Blues recovery is genuine in Investec Super Rugby is something the Chiefs will be looking to test when the neighbours meet in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Crusaders v Highlanders

The Highlanders are looking to get their Super Rugby season back on track and put on a winning performance for Ben Smith in his 150th against the Crusaders on Friday night. 

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Super Rugby Preview: Crusaders v Brumbies

The Crusaders return to their home ground for the first time since the March 15 tragedy to take on the Brumbies in an intriguing cross-conference clash on Saturday evening. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Waratahs

Every week is seen as a new challenge for the emerging Blues in Investec Super Rugby and Saturday's game with the Waratahs will be a big test of the home side's progress. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Hurricanes

Losses in their last outings will ensure the Highlanders and Hurricanes are well primed for their Investec Super Rugby game in Dunedin on Friday. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Jaguares v Chiefs

Needing to get a key win at home, the Jaguares will be a tough test for the Chiefs in their Investec Super Rugby game in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT). Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Stormers

Plenty is on offer for both the Blues and Stormers in their Investec Super Rugby game on Saturday in Auckland. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Crusaders

There will be no shortage of fireworks when the Hurricanes host the Crusaders in a top of the table clash at Westpac Stadium on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Crusaders

It will be a cross-conference blockbuster in Sydney when the NZ Conference leaders the Crusaders face the Australian conference glamour club the Waratahs on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Bulls v Chiefs

In a match-up not many people would have predicted at the start of the season, the top of the South African conference takes on the bottom of the New Zealand conference when the Bulls host the Chiefs in Pretoria on Sunday morning (NZT). Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Hurricanes v Stormers

Down on All Black experience, the Hurricanes face a tough test when lining up against the Stormers in Investec Super Rugby on Saturday in Wellington. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Highlanders

Points are important for both the Blues and Highlanders in Friday's Investec Super Rugby game at Eden Park as both teams look to stay in touch with the Conference leaders. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Crusaders

There are local derbies and there are local derbies. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Hurricanes

Round five may seem rather early to be calling must win games, but with four straight losses and a tough road trip to the South African conference coming up, the Chiefs will be desperate to grab their first win of 2019 when they host the Hurricanes on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Chiefs

The Crusaders will look to extend their Super Rugby winning record to 19 straight games when they face old rivals the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday evening. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Sunwolves

Turning back a confident Sunwolves side provides a tough test for the Blues after a demanding road trip when they play their Investec Super Rugby game in Albany on Saturday. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Hurricanes v Highlanders

Playing at their home ground at Westpac Stadium for the first time in 2019, the Hurricanes have every motivation in facing a competitive Highlanders side in their Investec Super Rugby game on Friday. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Jaguares v Blues

Yet another tough test awaits the Blues when they meet the Jaguares in their Investec Super Rugby game in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT). Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs v Sunwolves

Back on home turf after the least subtle wake-up call from the Brumbies last week, the Chiefs won't be under-estimating the Sunwolves in their Investec Super Rugby game in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Reds v Crusaders

Making their first offshore appearance of the season, the Crusaders will face a Reds side looking to learn lessons from their last outing, when the sides play their Investec Super Rugby game in Brisbane on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Highlanders

After clinching two last gasp thrillers, the Highlanders face another big challenge from a rising Melbourne Rebels side at AAMI Stadium on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Brumbies

The Hurricanes have added a host of All Blacks to their starting team for a crunch trans-Tasman clash against the Brumbies in Palmerston North on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Brumbies v Chiefs

After suffering close losses in the opening round, both the Brumbies and the Chiefs will be eager to pick up their first win of the season when they meet in a cross-conference clash in Canberra on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Hurricanes

One of the fiercest rivalries in Super Rugby will re-ignite when the defending champions the Crusaders host the Hurricanes in a re-match of last year’s semifinal. Read more

PREVIEW: Sharks v Blues

Eliminating first round errors will be vital for the Blues on the road against the Sharks in their Investec Super Rugby game in Durban on Sunday (NZT). Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Reds

Arriving in town two days earlier than usual, Reds coach Brad Thorn has left no doubt about his desire to claim the winner's Investec Super Rugby points from the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Hurricanes

Although they avoid a home derby in round one, the Hurricanes will have their work cut out against last year’s Australian conference winners the Waratahs at a packed Brookvale Oval on Saturday night. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Crusaders

First games at Eden Park are always a test for the home side, will they signal the start of a revival in fortunes after years of waiting and after meeting the Crusaders first-up on Saturday night they and their fans will have a better idea. Read more

Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs v Highlanders

Injuries are no stranger to the Chiefs over the years in Investec Super Rugby but they go into the season opener against the Highlanders on Friday vulnerable in key areas, especially at first five-eighths. Read more

PREVIEW: Lions v Waratahs (semifinal)

The Lions are hunting a third-straight Investec Super Rugby final appearance when they host the Waratahs at Emirates Airline Stadium on Sunday morning (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Hurricanes (Semifinal)

Fractions in execution could make all the difference in Saturday's New Zealand Investec Super Rugby semifinal in Christchurch between the defending champions the Crusaders and the 2016 champions the Hurricanes. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Sharks

Knowing the Sharks will throw everything at them in a bid to unsettle their forward game, the Crusaders should be well prepared at home in their Investec Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch on Saturday. Read more

QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: Waratahs v Highlanders

The Highlanders have the chance to dash the hopes of the only Australian side left standing and book their first semifinal appearance since 2016 when they take on the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Knowing the Chiefs are coming home with a wet sail should have the warning signs out for the Hurricanes when hosting their Investec Super Rugby quarterfinal in Wellington on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Blues

It's been a season to forget for the Blues but they have the chance to bow out for 2018 with a building block Investec Super Rugby performance for next year against the Crusaders in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Rebels

Finishing the Investec Super Rugby season with a rousing performance at home will be the goal for the Highlanders when hosting the Rebels on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Hurricanes

Although these two teams are destined to meet in the playoffs next weekend, there is still plenty to play for with home ground advantage still up for grabs. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Brumbies

Whether the Chiefs have hit a rich vein of form just before the Investec Super Rugby playoffs should be revealed in their performance against the Brumbies in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Blues

The Hurricanes home playoff hopes are on the line against a Blues side desperate for a strong finish to their season when they clash at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Highlanders

It may be the penultimate round of Investec Super Rugby but there is still plenty to play for when the Crusaders host the Highlanders in Christchurch on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Chiefs

Wins count for everything at this stage of the Investec Super Rugby season and both the Highlanders and Chiefs will be well aware of that in their game in Suva on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Brumbies v Hurricanes

An injury-hit Hurricanes side will be desperate to snap a two-match Investec Super Rugby losing streak when they square off with an improving Brumbies outfit in Canberra on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Reds

Still without a win at home, the Blues have the chance to give veteran flanker Jerome Kaino a big sendoff in their Investec Super Rugby game against the Reds at Eden Park on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Crusaders

The Chiefs are on an 11-game winning streak at FMG Stadium Waikato but face the biggest test of the season against the reigning champion Crusaders who are on a nine-match winning streak of their own. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes will be out to avoid back-to-back losses and keep their hopes of a top finish in the NZ Conference alive when they take on the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Rebels

Knowing the Rebels will be looking for four, and possibly five, key Investec Super Rugby competition points from them, the Blues are prepared for a tough contest as they seek their first home win of the season on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Reds v Highlanders

Down on experience, the Highlanders face a tough task in overcoming a Reds side who pushed the Hurricanes all the way when they meet in their Investec Super Rugby game in Brisbane on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Waratahs

Getting back into the winner's circle will be the priority for the Chiefs when taking on the Waratahs in their Investec Super Rugby game in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Hurricanes

The stage is set for the clash of the year when the Crusaders and Hurricanes square off for the top spot in the New Zealand Conference in Christchurch on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Sharks v Chiefs

After producing a herculean defensive effort to overcome the Stormers last week, the Chiefs will need more of the same as they head to Durban to face the Sharks without a number of their All Blacks stars. Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Highlanders

After two agonisingly close losses to the Blues and Crusaders, the Waratahs will be desperate to finally snap New Zealand’s two-year long winning streak against Australian sides when they host the Highlanders in Sydney on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Crusaders

At the bottom of the New Zealand Investec Super Rugby Conference the Blues may be, but the fright suffered by the Crusaders last week against the Waratahs will ensure they are on their mettle at Eden Park on Saturday evening. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Reds

Making up ground after the magnitude of their loss to the Sunwolves will apply plenty of pressure on the Reds when meeting the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Stormers v Chiefs

After a shock loss to the Jaguares at home last week, the Chiefs need to bounce back with a strong performance against the Stormers in Cape Town if they are to keep pace with the leading teams in the New Zealand conference. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Waratahs

The Australian conference leading Waratahs travel to Christchurch with high hopes of snapping New Zealand’s two-year long winning streak against Australian sides on Saturday evening. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Lions

Getting back into winning mode is the challenge for both the Highlanders and Lions in their Investec Super Rugby game in Dunedin on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Hurricanes

No matter how the odds are assessed the Blues face a mammoth task in attempting to lower the Hurricanes in their Investec Super Rugby game at Eden Park on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Lions

In a rematch of the 2016 Super Rugby final, the Hurricanes host the Lions in a blockbuster clash at Westpac Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Sharks v Highlanders

Knowing the ability of the Highlanders to turn scraps of possession to advantage the Sharks are looking to tie up possession to take the sting out of the New Zealanders in their Investec Super Rugby game in Durban on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Blues

Second last-placed Investec Super Rugby team the Blues face a battle if they are to get up and knock over a Waratahs side which is looking to establish a position of dominance in the Australian Conference on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Jaguares

The Jaguares are chasing a club record of four straight wins when they face the Chiefs at Rotorua International Stadium on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Crusaders

Playoff hopes are ebbing away from the Rebels after their promising start to the Investec Super Rugby season and attempting to halt the Crusaders' momentum will be a struggle in Melbourne on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Brumbies v Crusaders

The Crusaders will look to continue New Zealand’s dominance over Australian teams and maintain their spot at the top of the NZ Conference when they take on the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Bulls v Highlanders

Plenty is riding on the Bulls Investec Super Rugby game with the Highlanders as home coach John Mitchell seeks an assessment of how his side is doing in their changed style of game. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Jaguares

Desperation, even under their dire injury circumstances, applies to the Blues when hosting a confident Jaguares side in their Investec Super Rugby game at Eden Park on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Sunwolves

The Hurricanes will be gunning for seven straight victories when they host the Sunwolves at Westpac Stadium on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Reds v Chiefs

It's been a long wait for Reds fans to have their side back in Brisbane but they will be looking to take advantage of the injury-plagued Chiefs when the sides meet in Investec Super Rugby on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Sunwolves

The Crusaders have the chance to climb back to the top of the NZ Conference but cannot take anything for granted against an adventurous Sunwolves side at AMI Stadium on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Highlanders

Down on numbers the Blues face a tough test in containing and subduing a confident Highlanders side looking to give themselves another boost before heading offshore when the two sides meet in Auckland on Friday for their Investec Super Rugby game. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Brumbies

Both sides are looking for points table movement when the Highlanders host the Brumbies in their Investec Super Rugby game in Dunedin on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Sunwolves v Blues

On the one occasion the Blues have played in Tokyo it didn't rate as one of their more pleasant memories so they have plenty to play for with their return to play the Sunwolves in Investec Super Rugby on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Chiefs

It’s a blockbuster to kick off round nine of Investec Super Rugby with the Hurricanes hosting the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Jaguares v Crusaders

While the Crusaders will have a well-earned break next weekend, they know they face a significant hurdle in Buenos Aires when they take on a more confident Jaguares team in Investec Super Rugby on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Blues

Needing to turn their season around the Blues face a tough task in containing a rampant, and confident, Chiefs side in their Investec Super Rugby game in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Sharks

The Hurricanes have the chance to move into pole position in the New Zealand conference but face a tricky challenge from a Sharks side riding high from their thumping victory over the Blues last week. Read more

PREVIEW: Lions v Crusaders

A rematch of last year's Investec Super Rugby final it may be on Monday (NZT) between the Lions and Crusaders, but the teams arrive for the game in different shape. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Sharks

It's not quite the dance of the desperates but the rewards of a win will be a boost for whoever comes out on top as the Blues host the Sharks in Investec Super Rugby on Saturday at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Hurricanes

It has taken seven rounds but we finally have a New Zealand vs Australia clash, and what a way to kick it off with the high flying Rebels against the Hurricanes in Melbourne on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Highlanders

The New Zealand derbies continue to set the standard for the competition and another classic clash awaits with the Chiefs hosting the Highlanders in Hamilton on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Highlanders

Local derbies have provided some of the most pulsating rugby action for New Zealand fans in Investec Super Rugby this year and Saturday's Hurricanes-Highlanders game in Wellington is shaping as another classic. Read more

Preview: Sunwolves v Chiefs

It's new territory for the Chiefs in Japan but they would need to be wary of a Sunwolves side which impressed, especially with its scrum, against the Lions in Johannesburg last weekend. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Bulls

After two losses on the road, the Crusaders will be looking to get their season back on track against John Mitchell’s Bulls in Christchurch on Friday night. Read more

Preview: Stormers v Blues

Back at home in Cape Town the Stormers are looking to apply the lessons from their Australasian tour when meeting the Blues in Investec Super Rugby on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: HIghlanders v Crusaders

Two wins out of two at home for the Highlanders and the Crusaders coming off a loss has all the potential for a South Island classic in Investec Super Rugby at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Bulls

It’s been a stuttering start to the season for the Chiefs with a loss, a win and a bye, but a return to their home track for the first time in 2018 offers a chance to gain some momentum when they host the Bulls on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Lions v Blues

Teams can still make a poor start, as the Blues have done, and be competitive by the end of the Investec Super Rugby season, but against the Lions the New Zealanders need to start showing they have the mettle to achieve the turnaround required. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Crusaders

Neither the Hurricanes, coming off an arduous travel schedule, nor the Crusaders, down on injuries to key players, will be at peak preparedness but that has taken none of the edge off one of the first big contests of Investec Super Rugby in 2018. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Stormers

The Highlanders cannot afford to have any rust coming off the bye when they face a Stormers side that crossed for four tries against the Crusaders last week. Read more

PREVIEW: Jaguares v Hurricanes

Knowing they have to return home to face the Crusaders, the Hurricanes could do with a good win against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Stormers

An injury-struck Crusaders will need to be at their best to overcome the exciting Stormers in an Investec Super Rugby cross-conference clash in Christchurch on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Chiefs

Among the many statistical burdens the Blues have to bear is the run of games without success against their neighbours, the Chiefs, and Friday night offers a great chance to turn things around for the home team on Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Bulls v Hurricanes

A revitalised Bulls side are looking to restamp themselves in Investec Super Rugby under new coach John Mitchell and it will be the Hurricanes who feel the blowtorch in Pretoria on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Chiefs

Striking the defending Investec Super Rugby champions the Crusaders at home is probably the most daunting task for any side and it is the Chiefs who will lay down the challenge at AMI Stadium on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Blues

The New Zealand conference will kick off in blockbuster fashion when the Highlanders host the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday night. Read more

OPINION: Super Rugby Form XV

Winning the Investec Super Rugby final, not only away from home but at altitude, has emphasised the Crusaders' dominance of the competition and provides them with an edge in choosing a Team of the Tournament.
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FINAL PREVIEW: Lions v Crusaders

South Africa's rugby temple Ellis Park is set to provide a stunning Investec Super Rugby final on Sunday (NZT) when the Lions host the Crusaders. Read more

SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: Crusaders v Chiefs

New Zealand derbies are always intense, but with a place in the final awaiting the winner, expect plenty of fireworks in Christchurch when the Crusaders host the Chiefs. Read more

SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: Lions v Hurricanes

Enjoying an outstanding record over the Lions, the Hurricanes will be looking to extend it, even on South African soil, in their Investec Super Rugby semifinal on Sunday (NZT). Read more

QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: Stormers v Chiefs

Knowing what sort of welcome awaits them in Cape Town will be a key asset for the Chiefs when they run onto Newlands for their quarter final with the Stormers on Sunday morning (NZT). Read more

QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: Crusaders v Highlanders

Highlanders fans will be hoping it's a case of third time lucky when they meet the Crusaders in their Investec Super Rugby quarter final in Christchurch but the home team will be keen to ensure luck doesn't come into proceedings. Read more

QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: Brumbies v Hurricanes

The Investec Super Rugby playoffs kick off with a clash between the defending champions and the Australian conference winners in Canberra. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Brumbies

Scoring a psychological advantage ahead of a potential quarter final match up will be on the Chiefs' minds when they play the Brumbies late on Saturday afternoon in Hamilton. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Crusaders

A more appropriate game, with plenty riding on it, could not be imagined than the Hurricanes v Crusaders contest at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Sunwolves v Blues

Although the Blues are out of playoff contention, they will look to send off departing stars Charlie Faumuina and Steven Luatua in style with a big win in Tokyo. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Reds

The Highlanders cannot move any higher in the New Zealand conference but will want to gain some momentum against the Reds ahead of a quarterfinal in either Christchurch or Johannesburg. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Chiefs

With one more round there is still plenty riding on the outcome of the Hurricanes-Chiefs Investec Super Rugby game in Wellington on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Force v Hurricanes

With the pressure on to secure the highest possible finishing place in Investec Super Rugby the Hurricanes will be looking to avoid slipping up in Perth against the Force on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Waratahs

If the Chiefs are to gain the most favourable play-offs position in Investec Super Rugby, they can't afford a slip-up against the under-performing Waratahs in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Highlanders

In an Investec Super Rugby season that has already provided many highlights, especially among New Zealand sides, Saturday's Crusaders v Highlanders game should be right up there among the best of contests. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Reds

As their home game the Blues will be looking to make a winning impact when taking on the Reds in Apia's first Investec Super Rugby game on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Bulls v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes start a two-match road trip to South Africa and Western Australia with a tricky assignment against the Bulls in Pretoria. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Crusaders

Taking no prisoners will be the Crusaders' attitude in Melbourne on Saturday when they, as Investec Super Rugby competition leaders, take on the second to last placed Rebels team. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Waratahs

After a successful three match road trip to South Africa and Western Australia, the Highlanders return to home base for a clash with the star-studded Waratahs at Forysth Barr Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Chiefs

Slim as their Investec Super Rugby play-offs chances are, the Blues could still benefit from ending their losing run against the Chiefs on Friday in Auckland. Read more

PREVIEW: Force v Highlanders

Contests between the Force and Highlanders have been dominated by the Perth-based side, six wins to four, and the New Zealanders will face a confident Force team after their Argentina win last weekend. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Cheetahs

Given the manner in which the Hurricanes have responded to defeats in the past, the Cheetahs might find themselves on the tail end of a backlash when the sides meet in Wellington on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Stormers v Blues

The Blues cannot afford any slip ups against the Stormers in Cape Town as they look to keep pace with the fourth-placed Highlanders in the NZ Conference. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Crusaders

It will be a blockbuster in Fiji when the two top sides in the New Zealand conference meet in the tropics for the second year in a row. Read more

PREVIEW: Bulls v Highlanders

Last-minute escape merchants the Highlanders take on a bruised and battered Bulls team desperate to recover from the 62-points posted against them by the Crusaders last week in an important Investec Super Rugby game on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Hurricanes

In what is undoubtedly the most anticipated match of the Investec Super Rugby season so far, the unbeaten Crusaders host reigning champions the Hurricanes in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Cheetahs

Finding some of their better touches in their last two games in Australia, the Blues know they have to maintain standards to keep Investec Super Rugby play-off hopes alive when they host the Cheetahs on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Bulls v Crusaders

Completing a three-game clean sweep in Africa would be a dream outcome for the Investec Super Rugby leading Crusaders but they have to get over the Bulls hurdle in Pretoria to achieve that on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Blues

Buoyed by their overdue win against the Reds in Investec Super Rugby, the Waratahs are looking to continue their advance in the Australian Conference when meeting the Blues in Sydney on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Reds

Under pressure to regain some of their better touches, the Chiefs face a vital Investec Super Rugby game with the resurgent Reds in New Plymouth on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Cheetahs v Highlanders

The Highlanders start their South African road trip with an intriguing clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Stormers

After two big losses to the Highlanders and Crusaders, the Stormers will need to be at top form against the Hurricanes to avoid a win-less tour of New Zealand. Read more

PREVIEW: Cheetahs v Crusaders

No-one will be surprised that the Cheetahs will look to move the ball against the Crusaders, that's what they have always done, but the New Zealanders are wary of just how effective the Cheetahs can be. Read more

PREVIEW: Brumbies v Blues

Sitting at the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues need a win away from home against the Brumbies to keep their Investec Super Rugby playoff aspirations alive. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Sunwolves

Needing to regain their best touches from earlier in Investec Super Rugby the Chiefs will be looking to make a statement when taking on the Sunwolves in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Stormers

The Highlanders look to continue their remarkable Investec Super Rugby form turnaround when they host the dangerous Stormers in Dunedin on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Stormers

Facing the first of three South African sides, the Crusaders will be looking to make the best possible statement against the Stormers in Investec Super Rugby in Christchurch on Saturday, before they head off next week to play the Cheetahs and Bulls. 

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PREVIEW: Highlanders v Sunwolves

Having had the toughest start to Investec Super Rugby of all the New Zealand franchises, the Highlanders are in a position to benefit significantly from more games against overseas sides starting on Saturday against the Sunwolves in Invercargill. Read more

PREVIEW: Western Force v Chiefs

The Chiefs finish a tough overseas tour with a clash against the desperate Western Force in Perth. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Brumbies

The Hurricanes will have to overcome memories of last year’s thrashing in Canberra when they host the Brumbies in Napier on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Cheetahs v Chiefs

Looking to 'up the ante' against the lowly-ranked Cheetahs, the Chiefs will still need to address issues that proved costly against the Stormers last weekend before contemplating a prospective victory in Bloemfontein.

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PREVIEW: Blues v Hurricanes

Enjoying a healthy favouritism the visiting Hurricanes will be mindful of the possible sting in the tail the Blues could unleash in their Investec Super Rugby game at Eden Park on Saturday.

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PREVIEW: Crusaders v Sunwolves

Hot on the heels of a stunning win over the Bulls, the Sunwolves will be out to make more history when they play their first match on New Zealand soil against the Crusaders this Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Stormers v Chiefs

Memories of last season's Investec Super Rugby quarter-final humiliation linger in Cape Town where the Stormers were thrashed 60-21 by the Chiefs and the home side is keen to show just how much has been learned when the two sides meet on Sunday morning (NZT).

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PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Waratahs

The red-hot Hurricanes will be looking to keep their record home winning streak alive when they face a determined Waratahs outfit in Wellington on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Blues

For a bottom of the New Zealand Conference clash there is plenty riding on the outcome for the Highlanders and Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Crusaders

Turning around history, and form, is the job ahead of the Waratahs when they host the Crusaders in Sydney on Sunday evening (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Reds v Hurricanes

Coming off a bye, the Hurricanes will be looking for another complete performance against the Reds to keep pace with the leading sides in the NZ Conference. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Bulls

The Chiefs will be looking to return from their bye in style against a side they've already played in 2017, while the Bulls will be looking to avoid a 15-year record against the hosts. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Force

Determination aplenty will be applied by the Force in their bid to secure winners' points from a game they will have targetted as an opportunity awary from home when they take on the Blues at Eden Park at 5.15pm on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Rebels

After securing a vital victory in Canberra last week, the Highlanders will want to repeat the dose under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium against the Rebels. Read more

Preview: Brumbies v Highlanders

After four straight New Zealand derbies, it doesn’t get any easier for the Highlanders as they cross the Tasman to take on Australia conference leaders the Brumbies. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Bulls

Both sides need a win to stay relevant in the 2017 Investec Super Rugby competition and the Blues v Bulls encounter in Albany on Saturday night promises an intense forward battle to gain match-winning control. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Force

No surprises exist for what the Crusaders will be looking for when they play the Force in Christchurch on Friday – a solid start with consistent play across the 80 minutes rather than in the last quarter. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Highlanders

After three consecutive New Zealand derbies it doesn’t get any easier for the Highlanders this weekend as they take on the reigning champions in Wellington. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Blues

Looking for success in Christchurch hasn't been a happy prospect for the Blues in recent years in Investec Super Rugby and it isn't looking any easier against the Crusaders on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Chiefs

Challenges, when you are still looking for your first win of the Investec Super Rugby season, don't come much more daunting than facing the rampant, and unbeaten, Chiefs.

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PREVIEW: Reds v Crusaders

The Crusaders look to keep their unbeaten record in tact when they travel to Brisbane to take on a star-studded Reds side. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Highlanders

It's too early for desperation for either the Blues or the Highlanders in their game at Eden Park on Saturday, but there's no doubt a win for either would be a significant boost. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Hurricanes

The two hottest teams in the New Zealand conference square off for early season bragging rights in Hamilton. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Crusaders

Highlanders-Crusaders action is always keenly anticipated no matter at what stage of the Investec Super Rugby season it takes place and Saturday's second round clash in Dunedin should be no exception. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Rebels

It's a daunting task for the Rebels who will meet the defending Investec Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Blues

Coming off convincing wins in round one, the Chiefs and Blues will need to step it up another notch if they are going to emerge victorious in the ‘Battle of the Bombays’. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

It’s straight into the deep end for the Highlanders and Chiefs on Friday night as they clash in the first all-New Zealand derby of the Investec Super Rugby season. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Brumbies

Wary of some slow starts in recent Investec Super Rugby campaigns, the Crusaders are looking for a positive start to 2017 when hosting the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Sunwolves v Hurricanes

It's a tougher season for the Sunwolves this year as they meet all the New Zealand sides, and it won't come much tougher than the Hurricanes in the season opener. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Blues

The 2017 Super Rugby season kicks off with the Blues taking on the Rebels in Melbourne on Thursday night. Read more

Final preview: Hurricanes v Lions

History will be made when a first time Investec Super Rugby champion is crowned this weekend as the Hurricanes and Lions clash in Wellington. Read more

SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW: Lions v Highlanders

After overcoming the Brumbies in Canberra last week, the Highlanders face an even greater challenge in a semi-final showdown against the high-flying Lions at the imposing Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Read more

SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Chiefs

After impressive quarter-final victories last week, the Hurricanes and Chiefs collide at Westpac Stadium with a place in the Investec Super Rugby final on the line. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Stormers v Chiefs

The Chiefs were hoping for a home playoff in Hamilton but have instead made the long trek to Cape Town to face the Stormers for the first time this season. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Lions v Crusaders

The well-rested Lions await a hurting Crusaders side in a knockout showdown at the imposing home of South African rugby. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Sharks

While the three other New Zealand teams in the playoffs have to travel this weekend, the top placed Hurricanes have the advantage of hosting the Sharks at their Westpac Stadium fortress on Saturday. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Brumbies v Highlanders

The Investec Super Rugby knockout stage starts with a bang as the top Australian qualifier takes on the defending champions in a blockbuster clash in Canberra. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Chiefs

Final round encounters don’t come much bigger than the Chiefs vs the Highlanders at a sold out Forsyth Barr Stadium with top place in the New Zealand Conference at stake. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Hurricanes

One of New Zealand’s greatest Investec Super Rugby rivalries ignites when the Crusaders and Hurricanes square off in a crucial final round clash in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Waratahs

Although the Blues have missed out on the playoffs, they have the chance to play spoilers for the Waratahs when the two sides clash at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Jaguares

After dispatching the Kings last week, the Highlanders finish their road trip against a dangerous Jaguares side in Buenos Aires. Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Hurricanes

In a must win clash for both sides, the Waratahs and Hurricanes collide in a blockbuster match in Sydney. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Rebels

After a tough loss to the Chiefs last week, the Crusaders will be looking to bounce back against the Rebels at home to stay in the hunt for a home play-off match. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Reds

The New Zealand conference leaders face a tricky assignment against a Reds team looking to play late season spoilers in Brisbane. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Brumbies

Although the much improved Blues cannot make the play-offs, they can play spoilers for the Brumbies who are looking for a victory in Auckland to stay on top of the Australian conference. Read more

PREVIEW: Southern Kings v Highlanders

The Highlanders start their South African and Argentinian road trip with a clash against the bottom of the table Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Blues

Another classic Investec Super Rugby rivalry ignites when the Hurricanes and Blues collide in a crucial capital clash. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Crusaders

History will be made in Suva when the Chiefs and Crusaders clash in the first Super Rugby match ever staged in Fiji. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Crusaders

Despite sitting at the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues will still pose plenty of problems for the high-flying Crusaders at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Waratahs

It’s a clash between the top of the Australian conference versus the top of the New Zealand conference in Sydney. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Highlanders

In a rematch of last year’s final, the Hurricanes host the Highlanders in a crucial clash at Westpac Stadium. Read more