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Blues nab Bekuis from the south

Blues nab Bekuis from the south

The Blues have added considerable strength to their second row contingent with lock Josh Bekhuis signing with the franchise for the 2015 and 2016 Super Rugby seasons.

Hosea Gear signs with Chiefs

Hosea Gear signs with Chiefs

Talented former All Black and Super Rugby centurion Hosea Gear has signed with the Chiefs for the next Super Rugby season.

Brumbies sign Super Rugby's tallest player

Brumbies sign Super Rugby's tallest player

The Brumbies will have an answer to Will Skelton next season after recruiting giant second row Rory Arnold.

Reds to scout for players from Fiji

Reds to scout for players from Fiji

The Reds are launching a recruitment drive in Fiji as they scout for talent in an attempt to rebound from 2014's disappointing Super Rugby season.

Two more years for Aaron Smith

Two more years for Aaron Smith

Highlanders and All Blacks scrumhalf, Aaron Smith, has re-signed with the franchise for another two seasons, extending his stay in the south until at least the end of 2016.

Nadolo signs on for two more years

Nadolo signs on for two more years

Super Rugby's joint leading try scorer, Nemani Nadolo, has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Crusaders for at least the next two seasons.

New broadcasting benchmarks complement record Super Rugby crowd

New broadcasting benchmarks complement record Super Rugby crowd

A record crowd of 61,823 watched the Waratahs clinch the Super Rugby crown at ANZ Stadium while broadcasters also posted impressive ratings.

5 things we learned about the Crusaders

5 things we learned about the Crusaders

It is a few days on from the 2014 Super Rugby Final and Crusaders fans have, much to their relief, seen the sun continue to come up after a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Waratahs.

5 things we learned about the Waratahs

5 things we learned about the Waratahs

It is clearly a case of all hail New South Wales, a rugby region with history to rival any in the world, headlined by a Waratahs team that has now conquered the best the Southern Hemisphere has to offer to be inducted into a very special club.

Hodgson declared Force's best for 2014

Hodgson declared Force's best for 2014

While most eyes were on Saturday night's Super Rugby Final, Matt Hodgson was awarded the 2014 Nathan Sharpe Medal for the third time.

Haylett-Petty signs on

Haylett-Petty signs on

The Force has received a further boost in the lead-in to its 10th Super Rugby season with the retention of local product Dane Haylett-Petty.

Blackadder says final decision was 50/50

Blackadder says final decision was 50/50

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder was left to lament a "50-50" call after his side fell short in Saturday's Super Rugby Final against the Waratahs.

First of many for the Waratahs?

First of many for the Waratahs?

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika hopes that his team's winning Super Rugby campaign will be the launchpad for future titles.

McCaw admits he might have erred

McCaw admits he might have erred

Crusaders flank Richie McCaw has admitted that he was pushing his luck when he conceded the match-deciding penalty in Saturday's Super Rugby Final.

Best ever season for Australia

Best ever season for Australia

The Australian Rugby Union has extended its congratulations to the NSW Waratahs on their maiden Super Rugby title after they defeated the Crusaders 33-32 on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Waratahs clinch historic triumph

Waratahs clinch historic triumph

A last-minute penalty from Bernard Foley saw the Waratahs win the 2014 Super Rugby title, prevailing 33-32 against the Crusaders on Saturday.

The Super Rugby Final in a Tweet!

The Super Rugby Final in a Tweet!

Today is the 2014 Super Rugby Final, where the Waratahs and Crusaders will battle it out for the right to become this season's champion.

Statistics for Super Rugby Final

Statistics for Super Rugby Final

We give you the key 2014 Super Rugby Final facts, for the player and the teams, letting you muse over all the numbers before kick off.

PREVIEW: Super Rugby Final

PREVIEW: Super Rugby Final

Meeting for the third time on Super Rugby's biggest stage, ANZ Stadium will be the venue when the Waratahs meet the Crusaders.

5 reasons the Waratahs will win

5 reasons the Waratahs will win

It is a little bit fitting that New South Wales will host what is likely to be the biggest ever Super Rugby crowd ever, after all the Waratahs symbolise one of the great Australian Rugby states yet have never won the ultimate prize.

5 reasons the Crusaders will win

5 reasons the Crusaders will win

The Crusaders enter their eleventh Super Rugby Final rightly confident, for unlike recent seasons they appear to have rediscovered that wonderful timing which has seen the red and black machine peak to win seven championships.

FINAL FLASHBACK: Chiefs defeat Brumbies

FINAL FLASHBACK: Chiefs defeat Brumbies

With just two days remaining until the 2014 Super Rugby Final, we cast a look back to last season's decider, when the Chiefs won their second title with a 27-22 win over the Brumbies.

Head-to-heads for the Super Rugby Final

Head-to-heads for the Super Rugby Final

Ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby Final, we have decided to pick out the key head-to-heads set to take place at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.

Over 50,000 tickets sold for the Final

Over 50,000 tickets sold for the Final

The Tahs will have the backing of a Super Rugby record crowd when they run out at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.

Crusaders also unchanged for Final

Crusaders also unchanged for Final

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named an unchanged side to take on the Waratahs on Saturday night.

Semi-Finals set new broadcast benchmarks

Semi-Finals set new broadcast benchmarks

Broadcasting figures from the Super Rugby Semi-Finals show an immense increase in viewership at the business end of the competition.

Crusaders puzzled by stadium change

Crusaders puzzled by stadium change

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder and centre Ryan Crotty have admitted their surprise at the Waratahs switch of stadiums for the Super Rugby Final.

Ten odd Super Rugby stats for 2014

Ten odd Super Rugby stats for 2014

Super Rugby 2014 is drawing to a close ahead of Saturday's final, so we've taken a look at some numerical anomalies.

Foley unconcerned by history

Foley unconcerned by history

Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley is not worried about his team's record against the Crusaders ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby Final in Sydney.

Slade focused on Final after AB snub

Slade focused on Final after AB snub

Being dropped from the All Blacks squad wasn't the best way for Colin Slade to prepare for the Super Rugby Final but he's not moaning about it.

Phipps hails Gibson and Grey

Phipps hails Gibson and Grey

Waratahs scrumhalf Nick Phipps has praised the impact defence coach Nathan Grey and former Crusader Daryl Gibson have had in Sydney.

Nathan Charles re-signs with Force

Nathan Charles re-signs with Force

Hooker Nathan Charles will be a part of the Force’s 10th Super Rugby season in 2015 after re-committing with the club through until the end of 2016.

Waratahs unchanged for Super Rugby Final

Waratahs unchanged for Super Rugby Final

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged side for Saturday night's Super Rugby Final against the seven-time champion Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.

Craig Joubert to referee Super Rugby Final

Craig Joubert to referee Super Rugby Final

Experienced South African referee Craig Joubert will oversee the 2014 Super Rugby Final between the Waratahs and Crusaders at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.

Super Rugby Final tickets on sale Monday!

Super Rugby Final tickets on sale Monday!

Tickets for Saturday night's Super Rugby Final go on sale to Waratahs members this Monday afternoon with the general public to follow on Tuesday.

Record crowd expected at ANZ Stadium

Record crowd expected at ANZ Stadium

An all-time Super Rugby record crowd is expected to descend upon Sydney's ANZ Stadium where the Waratahs and the Crusaders will battle for the title next Saturday evening.

'Tahs to host first ever Super Rugby Final

'Tahs to host first ever Super Rugby Final

Stubborn defence and a brilliant late try booked the Waratahs a home final in Sydney next weekend by beating the Brumbies 26-8.

Crusaders gallop into Super Rugby Final

Crusaders gallop into Super Rugby Final

The Crusaders booked a place in their eleventh Super Rugby Final with a 38-6 victory over the Sharks at AMI Stadium on Saturday.

EDITORIAL: Bismarck the bridesmaid?

EDITORIAL: Bismarck the bridesmaid?

It is an uncomfortable image, the fearsome Bismarck du Plessis and his band of Sharks, one of the more intimidating units in Super Rugby and a franchise desperately keen to shake off a moniker that doesn’t mix well with the team.

Brumbies deserve title says Mowen

Brumbies deserve title says Mowen

Brumbies number eight Ben Mowen believes his side deserve to win the Super Rugby title because of the work they have put in over recent seasons.

Dagg backs strike power out wide

Dagg backs Crusaders strike power out wide

Crusaders full-back Israel Dagg insists it won't be all about the forwards in their semi-final clash with the Sharks.

Cheetahs confirm Strauss departure

Cheetahs confirm Strauss departure

The Cheetahs have confirmed that Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss will not be renewing his contract in Bloemfontein.

Can the Crusaders win title No.8?

Can the Crusaders win title No.8?

This is it, a critical clash where the Crusaders impeccable home record will want to be maintained despite being most recently blemished by the Sharks, where the men from Durban were just the 20th team to beat the red and blacks at home since 1996.

Waratahs expecting biggest ever crowd

Waratahs expecting biggest ever crowd

Only 5,000 tickets remain for Saturday’s massive Semi-Final derby clash between the NSW Waratahs and the Brumbies. With over 38,000 tickets now sold, the match is expected to be played to a record-breaking capacity Allianz Stadium crowd.

Preview: Waratahs v Brumbies

Preview: Waratahs v Brumbies

An all-Australia semi-final in Sydney sees the table-topping Waratahs host 2013 runners-up the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium.

Preview: Crusaders v Sharks

Preview: Crusaders v Sharks

Travelling to a knockout game in Christchurch is historically the most difficult task in Super Rugby, but if there is a team equipped to cause an upset in Saturday's first semi-final, it's the Sharks.

Gareth Anscombe signs with Cardiff Blues

Gareth Anscombe signs with Cardiff Blues

The Cardiff Blues have announced the signing of Gareth Anscombe from the Chiefs on a long-term deal.

Adam Ashley-Cooper to make history

Adam Ashley-Cooper to make history

Despite being one of the most experienced Waratahs, centre Adam Ashley-Cooper will get to erase a blemish on his career this weekend.

Mbonambi leaves Bulls for Stormers

Mbonambi leaves Bulls for Stormers

Western Province Rugby have signed former South African U20 and Bulls hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who will move to Cape Town ahead of 2015.

Blues re-sign four players

Blues re-sign four players

Luke Braid, fellow flanker Brendon O’Connor and wing Frank Halai have all signed one year deals with the Blues while halfback Bryn Hall has re-signed until the end of 2016.

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