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Sharpe touch and go

Veteran Western Force lock Nathan Sharpe will be given until match-day to prove his fitness for his final Super Rugby game.

Joseph staying put

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has re-signed with the franchise for a further two years.

Blackadder to mull over No 8 options

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says Luke Whitelock or Matt Todd could find themselves at No 8 against the Western Force in the absence of the injured Kieran Read.

Hore back for Highlanders

All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore has been restored to the Highlanders’ starting side for tomorrow night’s match against the Reds in Brisbane.

Changes aplenty for Chiefs

The Chiefs have made several alterations to their side ahead of the match against the Crusaders in Hamilton this Friday night.

Read, Carter, Dagg back

The Crusaders have been boosted ahead of their match against the high-flying Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday night, with Dan Carter, Kieran Read and Israel Dagg set to return from injury.

Season over for Wallaby stars

Wallabies openside David Pocock and fullback Kurtley Beale will play no further part in Super Rugby after picking up injuries.

The dream continues

Ewen McKenzie has responded to the majority of the many challenges thrown his way in 2012. BY EMMA STONEY

Kevvy blames himself for long layoff

Blues captain Keven Mealamu says his desire to get back on the field as soon as possible meant he spent more time out of action than anticipated with a calf injury.

Lawrence criticised again

The performance of New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence is once again making headlines.

Wulf joins casualty ward - again

The Blues’ injury list has multiplied further, with Rudi Wulf the latest to go down.

Ellison gone for season

Highlanders centre Tamati Ellison will take no part in the remainder of his side’s Super Rugby campaign after tearing a hamstring.

Carter still touch and go

There is a chance the injured Kieran Read and Israel Dagg could return to Crusaders duty, but Dan Carter might not be risked against the Chiefs this Friday night.

Crocked Perenara remaining positive

Injured Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara is remaining upbeat – despite the fact that he won’t be seen on the field for the next four months.


Lions tour forces S15 draw rejig

The 2013 Super Rugby draw is not due out for at least several weeks, but will look very different due to the need to accommodate the dates of the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia.

Chiefs keen on Muliaina

The Blues could have some competition on their hands when it comes to securing Mils Muliaina’s signature for next season.

Cruden good to go

Chiefs first five Aaron Cruden has overcome his Achilles niggle and will play against the Highlanders in Dunedin this Friday night – but impressive openside Sam Cane will surprisingly start off the bench.

Foley’s future hinges on final matches

Embattled Waratahs coach Michael Foley has got two games to save his job.

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