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.
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.
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.
The Tahs will have the backing of a Super Rugby record crowd when they run out at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named an unchanged side to take on the Waratahs on Saturday night.
Broadcasting figures from the Super Rugby Semi-Finals show an immense increase in viewership at the business end of the competition.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder and centre Ryan Crotty have admitted their surprise at the Waratahs switch of stadiums for the Super Rugby Final.
Super Rugby 2014 is drawing to a close ahead of Saturday's final, so we've taken a look at some numerical anomalies.
Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley is not worried about his team's record against the Crusaders ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby Final in Sydney.
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.
Waratahs scrumhalf Nick Phipps has praised the impact defence coach Nathan Grey and former Crusader Daryl Gibson have had in Sydney.
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 coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged side for Saturday night's Super Rugby Final against the seven-time champion Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.
Experienced South African referee Craig Joubert will oversee the 2014 Super Rugby Final between the Waratahs and Crusaders at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.
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.
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.
Stubborn defence and a brilliant late try booked the Waratahs a home final in Sydney next weekend by beating the Brumbies 26-8.
The Crusaders booked a place in their eleventh Super Rugby Final with a 38-6 victory over the Sharks at AMI Stadium on Saturday.
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 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.
Crusaders full-back Israel Dagg insists it won't be all about the forwards in their semi-final clash with the Sharks.
The Cheetahs have confirmed that Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss will not be renewing his contract in Bloemfontein.
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.
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.
An all-Australia semi-final in Sydney sees the table-topping Waratahs host 2013 runners-up the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium.
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.
The Cardiff Blues have announced the signing of Gareth Anscombe from the Chiefs on a long-term deal.
Despite being one of the most experienced Waratahs, centre Adam Ashley-Cooper will get to erase a blemish on his career this weekend.
Western Province Rugby have signed former South African U20 and Bulls hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who will move to Cape Town ahead of 2015.
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.
The Sharks have named Pat Lambie at 10 for their Super Rugby Semi-Final against the Crusaders, with flanker Jean Deysel also starting on Saturday.
Brumbies scrum-half Nic White admits getting inside the head of Waratahs full-back Israel Folau is a pointless exercise as he is a "genuine freak".
The Brumbies have named an unchanged side for Saturday's all-Australian Super Rugby Semi-Final against the Waratahs in Sydney.
Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has made two changes to the starting XV that beat the Highlanders two weeks ago, including the re-introduction of Richie McCaw.
Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has urged prop Scott Sio to use his 120kg body to counter the Waratahs' physicality in Saturday's semi-final in Sydney.
Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika is drawing from his experience with Leinster as his team sit two wins from the Super Rugby title.
Crusaders scrumhalf Andy Ellis believes playmaker Dan Carter will have a huge role to play in Saturday's Semi-Final against the Sharks in Christchurch.
The Sharks have named their squad that has flown to Christchurch ahead of their clash with the Crusaders, with Springbok Tendai Mtawarira absent.
The Waratahs have recalled Israel Folau, Jacques Potgieter and Rob Horne for their Super Rugby Semi-Final against the Brumbies on Saturday.
With the regular Super Rugby season done and dusted, we put our heads together to select the Super Rugby XV of 2014.
Scrum power and defiance eventually shone through for the Sharks as they squeezed past the Highlanders 31-27 at Growthpoint KINGS PARK.
The Brumbies will go to either Sydney or Christchurch for their Super Rugby Semi-Final after they beat the Chiefs 32-30 at GIO Stadium on Saturday.
The Sharks will have Springbok flyhalf Pat Lambie on their bench for Saturday's Super Rugby Qualifier against the Highlanders in Durban.
Chiefs flanker Tanerau Latimer has sighted a ruthless edge as being key to his side's turnaround in form at just the right time in Super Rugby 2014.
The Sharks will be carrying the hopes of a nation as they look to salvage South Africa's Super Rugby season in their Qualifier against the Highlanders in Durban.
Saturday's first Super Rugby Qualifier is a rematch of last year's Final, with the Brumbies hosting the Chiefs in Canberra.
The Sharks have named their squad for Saturday's Qualifier against the Highlanders and won't be taking anything for granted.
Ben Smith returns to action as the Highlanders name their squad to tackle the South African Conference champions in Durban on Saturday.
The defending Super Rugby champions have named their team to face the Brumbies in Saturday night's Qualifier at GIO Stadium in the Australian capital.
Robbie Coleman returns to the Brumbies starting side on Saturday night when his team takes on the Chiefs in their Super Rugby Qualifier at GIO Stadium.