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PREVIEW: Reds v Lions

PREVIEW: Reds v Lions

The Reds will be eager to turn what has been a disastrous start to the Super Rugby season around when they host a very confident Lions side in Brisbane on Friday.

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Rebels

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Rebels

Unbeaten as we reach Round 7 of Super Rugby, can anyone stop the Hurricanes?

Bulls make four changes to pack

Bulls make four changes to pack

Bulls head coach Frans Ludeke has recalled props Morné Mellett and Trevor Nyakane to his starting line-up for their clash with the Crusaders at Loftus.

Rebels chop and change for 'Canes

Rebels chop and change for 'Canes

Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made several changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Burger to bring up century in Dunedin

Burger to bring up century in Dunedin

Stormers flank Schalk Burger will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance this Saturday when his side run out to take on the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Haylett-Petty returns for the Force

Haylett-Petty returns for the Force

Force head coach Michael Foley has made no changes to his starting line-up that will take on the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Deysel to lead Sharks against Force

Deysel to lead Sharks against Force

Springbok flanker Jean Deysel will captain the Sharks when they host the Force in Durban on Saturday.

SBW returns for the Chiefs

SBW returns for the Chiefs

The Chiefs have made several changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Cheetahs in Hamilton.

Mass changes for the Cheetahs

Mass changes for the Cheetahs

Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske has rung the changes to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Cooper back at 10 for the Reds

Cooper back at 10 for the Reds

Reds head coach Richard Graham has made numerous changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Lions in Brisbane.

Waratahs unchanged for Blues

Waratahs unchanged for Blues

Waratahs boss Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Blues in Sydney.

STATS FEATURE: Masters of the set-piece

STATS FEATURE: Masters of the set-piece

Following on from our looks at the best attacking and defensive sides over recent years, we go back to 2011 to examine which packs were the best at the scrum and lineout.

SANZAR appeals Francois Steyn hearing outcome

SANZAR appeals Francois Steyn hearing outcome

SANZAR has lodged an appeal against the outcome of a judicial hearing held on Monday 23 March that found Francois Steyn of the Sharks not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j).

Perenara hits 50 for Hurricanes

Perenara hits 50 for Hurricanes

All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara will play his 50th match for the Hurricanes when they face the Rebels in Wellington on Friday.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 6

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 6

Our friends at Opta Sports have crunched the numbers to create the Super Rugby Team of the Week following the completion of Round 6.

Sharks to rest key Bok trio

Sharks to rest key Bok trio

The Sharks appear set to rest Springbok trio Marcell Coetzee, Cobus Reinach and Pat Lambie against the Force this weekend.

Lions chop and change for Reds

Lions chop and change for Reds

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has once again shuffled his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Reds in Brisbane.

Liam Messam citing upheld

Liam Messam citing upheld

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Liam Messam of the Chiefs guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship.

Francois Steyn found not guilty

Francois Steyn found not guilty

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Francois Steyn of the Sharks not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackling.

Potgieter fined $20k for slur

Potgieter fined $20k for slur

The Australian Rugby Union fined Waratahs player Jacques Potgieter $20,000 (with $10,000 suspended), following an incident during Sunday afternoon’s match against the Brumbies.

Super Rugby Referees: Round 7

Super Rugby Referees: Round 7

SANZAR has announced referee appointments for Round 7 of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Dean Mumm returns to the 'Tahs

Dean Mumm returns to the 'Tahs

The Waratahs have confirmed the signing of lock Dean Mumm, who will return to the club after three years with English Premiership side the Exeter Chiefs.

Hikawera Elliot suspended for one week

Hikawera Elliot suspended for one week

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden has accepted a guilty plea from Hikawera Elliot and suspended the player for one week.

Bismarck du Plessis suspended for four weeks

Bismarck du Plessis suspended for four weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden has accepted a guilty plea from Bismarck du Plessis and suspended the player for four weeks.

'Tahs rise to the challenge

'Tahs rise to the challenge

The Waratahs were back to their best with a 28-13 triumph over the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Sunday.

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Brumbies

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Brumbies

The champions host their closest rivals in the Australia Conference on Sunday, as the Waratahs tackle the Brumbies.

13-man Sharks edge the Chiefs

13-man Sharks edge the Chiefs

The Sharks denied the Chiefs back-to-back wins in South Africa on Saturday as they held on to win 12-11 at a very wet Growthpoint KINGS PARK.

Bulls strike late

Bulls strike late

Handré Pollard was the Bulls hero once again as his sixth penalty secured a 25-24 win over the Force at Loftus Versfeld.

Ominous Crusaders thrash the Cheetahs

Ominous Crusaders thrash the Cheetahs

The Crusaders recent revival continued when they claimed a 57-14 victory over the Cheetahs in Christchurch on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Cheetahs

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Cheetahs

The Crusaders and Cheetahs get Saturday's action underway when they face off in what should be an entertaining clash in Christchurch.

Lions pounce late to beat Rebels

Lions pounce late to beat Rebels

A 77th minute try from outside centre Lionel Mapoe saw the Lions come from behind to overcome the Rebels 20-16 in Melbourne on Friday.

Unbeaten Hurricanes march on

Unbeaten Hurricanes march on

The Hurricanes' phenomenal start to the season continued on Friday as they beat the Highlanders 20-13 at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

PREVIEW: Rebels v Lions

PREVIEW: Rebels v Lions

With two impressive away wins to show for their efforts thus far, the Rebels will be eager to bring that same joy to their Melbourne supporters when they host the Lions at AAMI Park on Friday.

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Hurricanes

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Hurricanes

If the history books are anything to go by, Friday's clash between the Highlanders and Hurricanes will be a close-run thing.

Bulls change starting props

Bulls change starting props

Bulls props Marcel van der Merwe and Dean Greyling will make their first starts in Super Rugby this year against the Force at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Steve Walsh to retire from rugby

Steve Walsh to retire from rugby

The Australian Rugby Union today announced international referee Steve Walsh has retired from all forms of match officiating with immediate effect to pursue business interests outside of rugby.

Rookie flanker to start for Force

Rookie flanker to start for Force

Flanker Kane Koteka will make his starting debut when the Force take on the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Sharks change one for Chiefs

Sharks change one for Chiefs

The Sharks have made one enforced change to their starting line-up that will face the Chiefs on Saturday, as Marco Wentzel comes into the second-row.

Milestones for Harris and Shipperley

Milestones for Harris and Shipperley

Rebels' head coach Tony McGahan made just one enforced change to his side to face the Lions on Friday at AAMI Park in Round 6 of the Super Rugby season.

Quade Cooper to return against Lions

Quade Cooper to return against Lions

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper has revealed he will be available for the team's next match against the Lions in Round 7 of Super Rugby.

Three changes for the Waratahs

Three changes for the Waratahs

The Waratahs team to take on the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium this Sunday has been named, with three changes from last week's team.

STATS FEATURE: The Grinders

STATS FEATURE: The Grinders

This week, we look at the last four years of Super Rugby to examine which sides have been the best when not in occupancy of the ball and whether strong defence has been key to overall success.

De Jongh to lead Stormers next weekend

De Jongh to lead Stormers next weekend

Juan de Jongh will replace Duane Vermeulen as the Stormers captain for their clash with the Highlanders next week.

Pryor added by Highlanders

Pryor added by Highlanders

The Highlanders have named Dan Pryor on the openside flank for their Super Rugby derby showdown with the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Friday.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 5

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 5

Our friends at Opta Sports have crunched the numbers to create the Super Rugby Team of the Week following the completion of Round 5.

Jane, Thrush return for the 'Canes

Jane, Thrush return for the 'Canes

The Hurricanes will be without hooker Dane Coles for Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders but two other All Blacks return to the starting XV.

Successful surgery for Du Toit

Successful surgery for Du Toit

After emerging from surgery on Tuesday, Pieter-Steph du Toit has suggested that his knee injury may not be season-ending.

Nanai-Williams flies home, SBW in doubt

Nanai-Williams flies home, SBW in doubt

The Chiefs will be without the services of Tim Nanai-Williams when they face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday while Sonny Bill Williams could also miss the clash.

Stormers reveal touring squad

Stormers reveal touring squad

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has announced a 27-man touring squad for their upcoming trip to Australasia, which will see them take on the Highlanders, the Hurricanes, the Waratahs and the Force.

Israel Dagg taking aim at comeback

Israel Dagg taking aim at comeback

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg could face the Cheetahs in Christchurch on Saturday after recovering from his thigh injury.

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