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Preview: Waratahs v Bulls

Preview: Waratahs v Bulls

The Waratahs host the Bulls in what promises to be an explosive encounter at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.

Preview: Stormers v Lions

Preview: Stormers v Lions

Searching for a breakthrough in a bleak season, bottom side the Stormers host the upstart Lions this weekend in Newlands.

Willison replaces Nonu in Blues' XV

Willison replaces Nonu in Blues' XV

Blues and All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu has been ruled out of Friday night's match against the Hurricanes through injury.

Lions ready to start winning again

Lions ready to start winning again

Lions captain Warren Whiteley believes his side has not lost any of their drive despite experiencing a losing streak in recent weeks with two consecutive defeats on home soil.

Hurricanes give the visitors the Blues

Hurricanes give the visitors the Blues

The Hurricanes ground out an entertaining 39-20 win over the Blues on Friday in Wellington for their fourth win of the season.

Rebels end Force streak

Rebels end Force streak

The Rebels did enough to overcome the Force and win 22-16 as the two Australian sides faced off, ending the Western Australians remarkable winning run.

115 kids to get personalised jerseys

115 kids to get personalised Super Rugby jerseys

When New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams run on to the field for their Round 15 matches in May, every side will feature an entire squad of new names -  complete rugby unknowns, lining up for the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders.

Preview: Rebels v Force

Preview: Rebels v Force

The Force will be hoping to make it six wins in a row when they run out at AAMI Park for this derby against an out-of-form Rebels outfit on Friday.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Waratahs

ROUND 9 TEAM: Waratahs

Israel Folau will make a return to action at fullback for the showdown with the Bulls at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night, in the Waratahs’ Easter Family Funday.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Force

ROUND 9 TEAM: Force

Towering lock Adam Coleman and scrumhalf Ian Prior will make their first appearances in the starting XV when the Force takes on the Rebels at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Good Friday.

Muliaina out for the rest of Super Rugby

Muliaina out for the rest of Super Rugby

Chiefs utility back Mils Muliaina has been ruled out for the rest of the defending champions' Super Rugby campaign due to injury.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Crusaders

ROUND 9 TEAM: Crusaders

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made three changes to his starting XV to play the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.

Preview: Hurricanes v Blues

Preview: Hurricanes v Blues

A try-fest would appear to be on the cards when the Hurricanes and the Blues face off on Friday at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Stormers

ROUND 9 TEAM: Stormers

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is back in the Stormers line-up in one five changes to the team for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Lions at Newlands.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Blues

ROUND 9 TEAM: Blues

Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made seven changes to the starting XV for Friday night’s crunch match with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Bulls

ROUND 9 TEAM: Bulls

Bulls lock Flip van der Merwe has been passed fit to face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday and will lead the team for their third tour match to Australasia. 

ROUND 9 TEAM: Cheetahs

ROUND 9 TEAM: Cheetahs

The Cheetahs will face the Sharks in a local Super Rugby derby this weekend with veteran loose forward Heinrich Brussow back in the mix after he's recovered from injury.

Rebels looking for a 2015 playmaker

Rebels looking for a 2015 playmaker

Rebels coach Tony McGahan has admitted his desire to recruit an experienced playmaker from one of their Australian rivals.

Deysel to leave the Sharks for Japan

Deysel to leave the Sharks for Japan

Sharks back-row Jean Deysel will leave the franchise at the end of the Super Rugby season to join Japanese top league club, Toyota Verblitz on a two-year deal.

Piri Weepu excited about playing return

Piri Weepu excited about playing return

If Piri Weepu had his way he’d be out on the field with his Blues teammates taking on the Hurricanes on Friday night.

Ihaia West called into Blues' squad

Ihaia West called into Blues' squad

Ihaia West has been called into the Blues squad to replace the injured Baden Kerr who has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Hoeata off to Cardiff Blues

Hoeata off to Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues have confirmed the signing of utility forward Jarrad Hoeata from the Highlanders. He will join after the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Some of Super Rugby's great cult heroes

Some of Super Rugby's great cult heroes

The growing legend of the ‘Honey Badger’ and his meat chasing antics might be the talk of 2014 Super Rugby so far, but the Force fan favourite isn't the only player to excite the crowds.

Sharks back on summit

Sharks back on summit

The Sharks moved back to the top of the Super Rugby table on Saturday as they edged a dour South African derby against the Lions 25-12 at Ellis Park.

Honey Badger hat-trick leads flying Force

Honey Badger hat-trick leads flying Force

The Force's superb recent form continued when they secured a 28-16 victory over the Waratahs in Perth on Saturday.

Weary Chiefs do just enough to deny Rebels

Weary Chiefs do just enough to deny Rebels

The Chiefs staved off a late fightback from the Rebels before claiming a hard-fought 22-16 victory in Hamilton on Saturday evening.

PREVIEW: Force v Waratahs

PREVIEW: Force v Waratahs

Enjoying their best ever start to a Super Rugby season, a flying Western Force side will face the Waratahs this Saturday at nib Stadium in Perth.

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Rebels

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Rebels

The Chiefs are on a poor run of three games without a win after slow starts cost them dear in recent games, which will give the Rebels hope on Saturday.

Mowen pleased, Horwill demands more

Mowen pleased, Horwill demands more

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said he was "extremely pleased" with their 23-20 win over Australian rivals the Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.

Smith praises Highlanders' defence

Smith praises Highlanders' defence

Highlanders co-captain and fullback Ben Smith praised his side's defensive effort during Friday's 27-20 victory over the Bulls in Dunedin.

ARU rules Israel Folau out of contention

ARU rules Israel Folau out of contention

Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been ruled out of Saturday night’s match against the Force in Perth by the ARU, following further medical advice regarding his injury.

Brumbies consolidate with win over Reds

Brumbies consolidate with win over Reds

The Reds suffered back-to-back home Super Rugby defeats against Aussie rivals as they went down 23-20 to the Brumbies in Brisbane on Friday.

Sopoaga and Fekitoa lead Highlanders

Sopoaga and Fekitoa lead Highlanders

The Highlanders moved provisionally fifth in the Super Rugby table after they beat the Bulls 27-20 on Friday night in Dunedin.

FEATURE: Seven Super Rugby stats

FEATURE: Seven Super Rugby stats

SuperRugby.com, in partnership with Opta Statistics, look at some key numbers we have seen so far throughout the 2014 Super Rugby season.

PREVIEW: Reds v Brumbies

PREVIEW: Reds v Brumbies

The Reds are fast approaching a win-or-bust scenario when they look to hit back from last week's loss in a derby clash with the Brumbies on Friday.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Lions

ROUND 9 TEAM: Lions

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to take on the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday evening.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Rebels

ROUND 9 TEAM: Rebels

Rebels' head coach Tony McGahan has shown faith in his side following their tight loss to the Highlanders last Friday, making just two changes.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Force

ROUND 9 TEAM: Force

Outside centre Marcel Brache earns his first opportunity in the starting line-up when the Force take on the Waratahs at nib Stadium this Saturday.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Sharks

ROUND 9 TEAM: Sharks

The top-of-the-log Sharks' XV remains unchanged for this Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with the Lions in Durban.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Crusaders

ROUND 9 TEAM: Crusaders

Todd Blackadder has named his team to play the Cheetahs this weekend and welcomes Kieran Read back to the squad who has recovered from a head knock.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Highlanders

ROUND 9 TEAM: Highlanders

Highlanders' head coach Jamie Joseph has named his side to face the Bulls at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Chiefs

ROUND 9 TEAM: Chiefs

The Chiefs have made eight changes to their starting line-up to face the Rebels in what will be their first match at Waikato Stadium since Round 5.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Waratahs

ROUND 9 TEAM: Waratahs

Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will make his Super Rugby return against the Force on Saturday after being sidelined for two weeks with a throat injury.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Brumbies

ROUND 9 TEAM: Brumbies

Tom Staniforth will make his Super Rugby debut at lock when the Brumbies head to Brisbane to turn the tables on the Reds this Friday night.

Michael Cheika to face Judicial Hearing

Michael Cheika to face Judicial Hearing

SANZAR has completed an investigation into the alleged conduct of Waratahs' head coach Michael Cheika during the Sharks v Waratahs match.

Mark Hammett to move on after 2014

Mark Hammett to move on after 2014

The Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed head coach Mark Hammett will not be seeking reappointment beyond the 2014 Super Rugby season.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Cheetahs

ROUND 9 TEAM: Cheetahs

The Cheetahs have named their squad to tackle the Crusaders after last week's pulsating draw with the Chiefs in Bloemfontein.

FEATURE: Hurricanes search for fifth coach

FEATURE: Hurricanes search for fifth coach

The Hurricanes will begin the long process to appoint their fifth head coach after Mark Hammett confirmed he would not seek re-appointment.

5 BIG GAMES that might define 2014

5 BIG GAMES that might define 2014

We are not even halfway through the season, but for a few teams a make or break period approaches, and key matches could ultimately determine their fate.

ROUND 9 TEAM: Reds

ROUND 9 TEAM: Reds

Reds head coach Richard Graham has made two changes to his starting side to face the Brumbies this Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.

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