The return of Wallaby George Smith to Super Rugby is one of the key storylines for the Australia Conference in 2017. He represented the Wallabies on 111 occasions and is still one of the top flankers in the game.
The Brumbies have appointed Michael Thomson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thomson is no stranger to the organisation having been General Manager at the Brumbies for two years before taking on positions at the Australian Rugby Union, Nike (Greater China) and the Australian Sports Commission.
Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will look to build on his 68 Test-career in the gold jersey after signing a new one-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union and Western Force.
The Brumbies have gained the experience of two Super Rugby championship winning players with local products, the Fainga’a twins to reunite at the club in 2017.
A total 33 players will make their debut in the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season, reflecting the depth of talent in New Zealand rugby.
The Sharks have confirmed that they will stay at Kings Park until at least the end of 2017 and have announced their preliminary Super Rugby squad.
Liam Messam and Tim Nanai-Williams will both return to the Chiefs for the 2017 season, bolstering the squad with over 200 combined Chiefs caps.
The Sharks have announced that their director of rugby, Gary Gold, has stepped down from his position.
Wallabies assistant and Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham will move permanently into the Wallabies coaching team at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season after signing a new three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union.
The Western Force have signed Brumbies utility back Robbie Coleman for the 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby seasons.
The Western Force have announced the re-signing of club stalwart Matt Hodgson for the 2017 Super Rugby season.
Argentine coach Daniel Hourcade believes Super Rugby exposure is giving the Pumas the experience to contest at the highest levels.
The 2017 Super Rugby tournament kicks-off on Thursday 23 February with the Melbourne Rebels hosting the Auckland based Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
The Sunwolves have unveiled their new Super Rugby coach. Japan Super Rugby Association Representative Director, Yoshitaka Tashiro, announced in Tokyo that the HITO-Communications Sunwolves had come to an agreement with Filo Tiatia on a two-season contract. Tiatia was the forwards coach last season under Head Coach Mark Hammett.
The Force have appointed David Wessels as head coach but have lost up-and-coming centre Kyle Godwin to rivals the Brumbies
Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham will be leading the side again in 2017 after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal, it has been announced.
All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett has inked a new deal across all levels of the game, in what is a major signing for New Zealand Rugby.
Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie head a very talented Super Rugby Team of the Season 2016
The Hurricanes sealed their first Super Rugby title on Saturday as they got the better of the Lions 20-3 in a cold and wet Wellington.
Both the Hurricanes and the Lions have reached the 2016 Super Rugby Final on the back of strong performances from their flankers, each side’s pair boasting strength and consistency throughout the campaign.
Hurricanes and All Black flanker Ardie Savea put in a huge effort against the Chiefs to be the Player of the Week.
Glen Jackson has been appointed to referee the 2016 Super Rugby Final between the Hurricanes and Lions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on saturday 6 August.
The Lions advanced to this year’s Super Rugby Final after claiming a deserved 42-30 victory over the Highlanders in Johannesburg.
The Hurricanes booked a home Super Rugby final on Saturday as they brushed aside a mis-firing Chiefs side 25-9 in Wellington.
Four teams remain in Super Rugby 2016 and that means that four fly-halves have the opportunity to steer their team to a Super Rugby Grand Final, but only two can be successful.
Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie tops the Super Rugby Quarter-final Team of the Week.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the semi-finals of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.
Angus Gardner will referee the first semi-final between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs. The second semi-final between the Lions and the Highlanders will be refereed by Jaco Peyper.
The Chiefs will face the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby semi-finals after crushing the Stormers 60-21 at Newlands in Cape Town.
The Lions booked a place in the Super Rugby semi-finals against the Highlanders after they saw off the Crusaders, prevailing 42-25 in Johannesburg
The Hurricanes secured a home semi-final in Super Rugby after they outclassed the Sharks, winning 41-0 in a clinical performance in Wellington.
The Highlanders booked their place in the Super Rugby semi-finals after they held out the Brumbies to prevail 15-9 in Canberra.
Only eight teams remain as Super Rugby moves into the post-season and there’s a healthy mix of experienced and fresh faces among those teams that have made it through the regular season on top.
Stormers centre Huw Jones equalled the record for most tries in a Super Rugby match with four against the Kings in Cape Town.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the quarter-finals of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.
The Lions missed the chance to book a home path to a possible Super Rugby final after they lost 34-22 to the Jaguares at Vélez Sarsfield.
After 17 rounds and 135 matches of the regular season the quarter-finalists for the 2016 Super Rugby tournament have been determined.
The Bulls ended their Super Rugby season with a 43-17 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.
Stormers duo Huw Jones and Leolin Zas scored seven tries between them to secure their team a 52-24 victory over the Kings.
The Brumbies ran in four tries during their 24-10 win over the Force at GIO Stadium in Canberra to finish top of the Australian Conference.
The Highlanders put on a thrilling display of running rugby to defeat the Chiefs 25-15 at Forsyth Barr Stadium and leapfrogh them on conference table.
The Hurricanes put on an dominating display in Christchurch to defeat the Crusaders 35-10, moving to the top of the table in the process.
The Sharks secured their path into the Super Rugby last-eight at the expense of the Bulls after seeing off the Sunwolves 40-29 in Durban.
The Melbourne Rebels finished their season with a high-scoring 31-28 victory over the Reds in Brisbane.
The Blues finished their season with back-to-back wins over Australian sides as they beat the Waratahs 34-28, all but ending the Aussies campaign.
Although it is often the young players who attract the attention, it is often the older heads who are most pivotal to a team.
Each passing year new faces emerge in Super Rugby, some of whom set the competition alight, and this season has been no different with the more junior players proving they have what it takes to make it in Super Rugby.
Crusaders' and All Blacks' centre Ryan Crotty's statistics were impressive last round and he leads the way in the Super Rugby Round 16 team of the Week.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 17 of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Four teams will fight it out to be top dog in New Zealand's conference next week after the Highlanders beat the Jaguares 34-8 in Buenos Aires.
The Sharks saw off a spirited challenge from the Cheetahs in Durban, winning 26-10 to remain in the Super Rugby play-off spots.