Damian McKenzie kicked the winning penalty for the second week running as the Waikato Chiefs kept their final hopes alive with a 26-25 Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over the Canterbury Crusaders.
David Havili's extra-time drop goal earned the Crusaders a 30-27 Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Hurricanes on Sunday as Scott Robertson's side avoided losing successive games for the first time in over three years.
It's down to the pointy end of the season in Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa, with plenty of competition for the remaining finals places. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.
How impressive was last week's action? This weekend's sure to be just as exciting with the Reds hosting the Brumbies, while the Highlanders and Chiefs face off in Dunedin. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.
The confirmation of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand means Super Rugby Trans-Tasman can start as planned on May 14.
The Easter weekend of Super Rugby saw plenty of drama on both sides of the Tasman, but only one unbeaten team remains across the two competitions. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.
Tries from Highlanders Billy Harmon, Michael Collins and Connor Garden-Bachop handed the Crusaders their first defeat of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season on Friday as the visitors claimed a surprise 33-12 victory in Christchurch.
The Highlanders have dropped six players, including All Black Josh Ioane, for Saturday's crunch Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Crusaders after they breached the team "code", coach Tony Brown said on Wednesday.
They've won four straight Super Rugby titles, have one of the most talented coaches on the planet and are already 4-0 this season. So how on earth do you beat the Crusaders? Legendary New Zealand coach Wayne Smith offers up a few ideas to Liam Napier.
After five straight defeats, two of which were record losses, the action finally came off the field for the Waratahs with the board making the decision to fire Rob Penney immediately. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.
The Reds and Crusaders confirmed their status as the teams to beat in Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa over the weekend, taking both sides to 4-0 records. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.
Brad Thorn says the Queensland Reds are willing to become the Queenstown Reds to ensure they play New Zealand sides later this year.
Caleb Clarke was the breakout New Zealand rugby star of 2020, his tackle-busting runs drawing comparisons with the late Jonah Lomu. There was a lot to take in, not least of which was how to manage the expectations and fame that come with such a rise.
Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga scored 28 points in an outstanding individual display to drive the Crusaders to a 43-27 win over the Blues in a Super Rugby Aotearoa clash of test match intensity on Sunday.
We won't forget that game in a hurry. Saturday night's Brumbies-Reds thriller will go down as one of the great Australian derbies of all time while, elsewhere, we saw the lights go out in Perth, another red card and TMO confusion across the ditch.
Defending champions the Crusaders shrugged off an early 10-point deficit and powered their way to a 39-17 win over the Chiefs.
Over the weekend in Super Rugby AU we saw the value sevens can play in career development and both the positive and negatives for Dave Rennie, while the Crusaders again flashed their ruthless streak and the captain's challenge went to work.
The Round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes has been moved from Saturday to Sunday in the hope that coronavirus restrictions will be lifted to allow a crowd at Christchurch Stadium.
It is crisis mode at NSW Waratahs after they suffered their worst ever loss to the Brumbies on Saturday night. The young, inexperienced squad looks set to struggle for the remainder of the year. Get your full weekend rugby wrap here.
The second season of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa got off to a cracking start when the Crusaders held off the Highlanders 26-13 in Dunedin on Friday evening.
Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.
Super Rugby Aoteroa have introduced two new law variations, including captain's call and goal line drop-outs, for the 2021 season kicking off in just over two weeks.
Crusaders supercoach Scott Robertson is closing in on a role with the British & Irish Lions, as talks continue with New Zealand Rugby on a contract extension that will keep him in the mix to be the next All Blacks coach.
A "Super Round" highlights the creation of a crossover trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition for 2021, with one lucky city set to host five games on the one weekend in a similar concept to the NRL's Magic Round of 2019.
Highlanders will welcome defending champions Crusaders in the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Feb. 26 after New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced the schedule for the second edition of the domestic competition on Tuesday.