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.
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?
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.
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.
Reports that Springbok flank Jaco Kriel has signed a deal with English side Gloucester is 'simply media speculation'.
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.
Ruan Ackermann has joined Gloucester from Super Rugby finalists Lions.
Lions back-rower Kwagga Smith has been suspended for four weeks following his red card in the Super Rugby final loss to the Crusaders.
Ruan Ackermann could soon link up with his father Johan at Gloucester, according to reports in South Africa.
The Crusaders' triumph over the Lions in the Super Rugby final at Ellis Park is one of the few things that did go right this season in a competition that has lost its way and is in dire need of a dramatic shakeup.
All Blacks and Crusaders hooker Codie Taylor has become the first All Black to sign a long-term contract with New Zealand Rugby, extending his contract through to 2021.
The Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders is still a few days away, but a sold-out Ellis Park has already been confirmed. To help whet your appetite for the decider, we've uncovered 10 big stats and, for a bit of fun, created a quiz!
The final between the Lions and the Crusaders should be a great game, but SANZAAR, once the decider is played, must conduct an honest review and work out exactly where the competition is heading -- Craig Dowd writes.
The Super Rugby Final will be played in Johannesburg for the first time, and returns to South Africa after a seven-year hiatus, when the Lions host the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday. Read our full match preview here!
South African referee Jaco Peyper will control the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg this weekend.
Super Rugby has the finale it deserves with the contrasting styles and storylines of the Lions and Crusaders capable of delivering a decider that can finish what has been a sour season off the field in the best possible fashion on it.
The Lions rode an easy draw to the semifinals before earning plenty of respect with a surging comeback win over the Hurricanes. A maiden title is now in the offing, though few challenges are tougher than an in-form Crusaders -- Greg Growden writes.
KweséESPN takes a look at how the Lions -- in both their guises -- have fared in their previous Super Rugby semifinals.
KweséESPN takes a look at some of the important duels that could have a massive bearing on the outcome of the do-or-die semifinals.
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?
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