Wallabies and Brumbies number 12 Pat McCabe was sitting in hospital last week waiting on scans on a neck injury that had been broken twice in the last 16 months.
While the fourth round of 2014 Super Rugby is still to be played out, there has been plenty proven so far as we head towards the end of the first month of competition.
An amazing first-half performance saw the Force hand out a 32-7 thumping to the Rebels in Matt Hodgson's 100th Super Rugby match on Saturday.
Tom Taylor's 75th-minute penalty handed the Crusaders a 14-13 victory over the Stormers in a see-sawing encounter in Christchurch.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, recently ruled out for eight weeks with thumb surgery, has declared he has been happy with his start to the 2014 season.
The Bulls on Friday confirmed that prop Frik Kirsten has been ruled out of rugby for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.
Reds head coach Richard Graham has named a 27-man squad for their two-match tour of South Africa.
Rebels winger Tom English has been ruled out of the Super Rugby Round Four clash against the Force due to a virus.
The Reds secured their first home win of the Super Rugby season on Friday, beating the Cheetahs 43-33 in an entertaining clash in Brisbane.
Better organisation and continuity set the Brumbies on the road to a classy bonus point 29-21 win over the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Friday.
Coming off the bench to face the Hurricanes back in 2008, a wide-eyed teenager named Matt Toomua had been earmarked early to make a big impression at Super Rugby level.
Reds A Coach Peter Wilkins has named his team to face Junior Japan in their IRB Pacific Rugby Cup clash this Friday, in the curtain raiser to the Reds Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs.
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Akona Ndungane will become the ninth Bulls player to play 100 Super Rugby matches for the franchise when they take on the Blues at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Some of Canterbury’s most promising young rugby talent will be on display this weekend as the Crusader Knights take on the Hurricanes Development team at West Melton Rugby Club on Sunday afternoon.
New South Wales will field its strongest development side yet when it takes on Argentinian side Pampas XV in the latest round of the iRB Pacific Rugby Cup today.
Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to face the Sharks at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday evening.
After falling to the Rebels last week, the Cheetahs have made several injury-enforced changes for Friday night's match against the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
Director of Rugby Jake White has named his side to take on the Lions and is taking nothing for granted against the Super Rugby newcomers.
Captain Matt Hodgson will become the first player to represent the Force in Super Rugby matches this Saturday when the Western Australian club takes on the Rebels at nib Stadium.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made six changes to his team to play the Force at Perth's nib Stadium this Saturday.
The Brumbies have named their team to face the Hurricanes on Friday night with a re-shuffle of the back-row and Andrew Smith at inside centre the selection highlights.
Kieron Fonotia is primed to make his Crusaders debut and two of the team's most senior players will receive international awards on Saturday night.
The Blues have received a timely boost of front row firepower ahead of their match against the Bulls with veterans Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock set to make their first starts this season.
David Pocock will miss the rest of the 2014 Super Rugby season after undergoing a full reconstruction on his left knee on Wednesday night.
Coach Allister Coetzee has made four changes to his starting line-up for the Stormers' first match of their 2014 Super Rugby tour.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the appointment of former Brumbies CEO Andrew Fagan to the position of General Manager – National Teams & Competitions.
The Stormers landed in Christchurch late on Monday night (NZ time) and have since been greeted by some pretty inclement weather conditions in New Zealand.
The Hurricanes have revealed their match day squad for their opening home match of the 2014 Super Rugby.
Bulls winger Akona Ndungane will become the first black South African rugby player to bring up 100 games for a single franchise.
The Blues have named a 27-man squad for their two week tour of South Africa.
The time of rest is over for the Sharks who have enjoyed a bye weekend, and now it’s time to ready themselves not only for the next match, but the next four week programme.
Rebels lock Chris Thomson has retired from professional Rugby, effective immediately.
Reds head coach Richard Graham has named his team to face the Cheetahs this Friday, with five changes to the side that lost to the Waratahs.
What a weekend! The Waratahs are top of the table after the second full round of action, while the Blues, Rebels, Bulls and Brumbies recorded their maiden victories of the 2014 Super Rugby season.
Brumbies pair David Pocock and Pat McCabe have been given the clear from major injury and are a chance to play against the Hurricanes.
Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee has announced a 27-man squad for his team's four-match Super Rugby tour of Australasia.
The Reds are now one win from two games, but return to Brisbane to face the Cheetahs in their first home game at Suncorp Stadium this Friday.
The Bulls are happy after their win over the Lions, but admitted hard work is still needed ahead of their next match against the Blues this coming weekend.
Tickets for the Hurricanes’ match against the Bulls in Napier went on sale today.
The Rebels come into this match following a strong first-up win against the Cheetahs, while the Force have suffered opening losses to the Waratahs and Brumbies.
Stormers captain Jean de Villiers praised his team's character after their gutsy, come from behind victory over the Hurricanes at Newlands on Friday evening.
The Bulls eased past the Lions 25-17 despite poor weather to record their first Super Rugby victory of 2014 at Loftus Versfeld.
The Brumbies claimed their first win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday with 27-14 victory over the Force at nib Stadium.
The Waratahs thrashed the Reds 32-5 in Sydney on Saturday to complete a perfect ten-point haul from their opening two Super Rugby fixtures.
The Chiefs were given a thorough workout by the Highlanders before claiming their second win of the Super Rugby season with a 21-19 win at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.
All Blacks captain and Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw has a broken thumb, and the Crusaders have confirmed he will receive surgery tomorrow (Tuesday NZT) to have a screw inserted.
The Rebels are pleased to welcome thei latest recruit, Japanese International Male Sau. Sau, who was born in New Zealand and attended Tangaroa College, joins the club until the end of the 2014 season.
A late converted try – scored by Deon Fourie and converted by Demetri Catrakilis – secured the victory for the hosts, who trailed the Hurricanes by 6-12 at half-time.
New Zealand Rugby is celebrating another Super Rugby centurion after Hurricanes prop Ben Franks became the 30th New Zealand player to mark 100 caps in the competition.
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