The Reds and Rebels have both endured tough preparations ahead of Round 6: can the Aussie franchises rise above the complications? Meanwhile, two of the world's best halfbacks go head-to-head at the Cake Tin.
The Jekyll and Hyde Waratahs were back at Allianz Stadium on Sunday with coach Daryl Gibson's decision to shift Israel Folau to the wing a masterstroke against the Rebels.
The Brad Thorn effect has taken hold at the Reds, a third straight win built on yet another gritty defensive performance. Meanwhile, the unbeaten Highlanders and a young Stormers fly-half also make the headlines in Round 5.
One of Super Rugby's fiercest rivalries highlights Round 5 as the Highlanders and Crusaders prepare to write another chapter in the South Island show-stopper. Meanwhile, Daryl Gibson is all anyone wants to talk about in Sydney.
Friday's Australian derby produced a quality battle between two impressive No. 8s but the result is nothing more than short-term agony for Michael Cheika. The Blues and South African youngsters also wrote themselves into the Round 4 headlines.
Super Rugby Round 4 is headlined by the huge Kiwi derby between competitions favourites the Hurricanes and Crusaders. Meanwhile in Brisbane, Taniel Tupou's World Cup credentials get another test against the Bulls.
A severely understrength Chiefs have secured one of their greatest Super Rugby results, surviving raid after raid from a fast-finishing Blues to win Friday's clash 27-21 in Auckland.
Super Rugby Round 3 begins with derbies across New Zealand and Australia, the second of which offers the first glimpse of veteran Christian Leali'ifano on home soil. Are the Wallabies' woes at No.10 about to ease?
Blues flanker Antonio Kiri Kiri will miss the Blues clash with the Chiefs on Friday after he received a one week suspension, while Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Super Rugby Round 2 got off to a flyer with the Blues and Highlanders providing the standout game of the weekend, while the high tackle law has us questioning whether they'll will be refereed consistently. These are the stories of Round 2.
Three players will front SANZAAR judiciary hearings on Sunday after a brutal opening to Super Rugby across the Australian and New Zealand conferences.
The Highlanders and Blues kicked off the New Zealand conference in breathtaking fashion in Dunedin, the hosts emerging victorious after an end-to-end, nine-try thriller.
The Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby teams take the field for the first time after the competition kicked off last week. We tell you what to watch for in Round 2.
Tana Umaga has cast aside a hefty early-season injury toll to name a strong Blues side for their opening Super Rugby match against the Highlanders.
Super Rugby us is up an running for 2018 with play commencing in the South African conference over the weekend. The New Zealand franchises begin their seasons from Friday, so what can we expect?
The Blues have scored two tries in the last three minutes to win a heart-stopping Brisbane Global Rugby Tens final 10-7 over the Hurricanes.
New Zealand rugby fans will expect their sides once again to dominate Super Rugby, and Sam Bruce assesses the squads of the Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes.
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has insisted that New Zealand Rugby's finances are not limitless when it comes to keeping their best homegrown players playing Super Rugby.
All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has hit back at critics of a social media post that showed him and his wife driving with their eldest daughter Imaan not in a baby seat.
The Blues have confirmed a wildcard for their squad for next year's Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - 42-year-old former first-five and club legend Carlos Spencer.
New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises have each unveiled their squads ahead of the 2018 season, when the competition will revert to a three-conference, 15-team structure.
We're down to the final four in Super Rugby with the semifinal action set down for Christchurch and Johannesburg this weekend. So who will advance to the big dance?
The Blues defeated the British & Irish Lions as part of an improved season under Tana Umaga, but a final-round defeat by the Sunwolves shows the Auckland franchise are still a mentally weak Super Rugby outfit -- Craig Dowd writes.
After 17 rounds, we've reached the quarterfinals, so who'll come out on top and make it through to the semifinals?
The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan.
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- BLUES7thTRIES SCORED 1st Lions : 29 Tries ScoredLIONS1st1529
- BLUES12thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Melbourne Rebels : 77 Points DifferenceREBEL1st-2777