Round eight of Super Rugby provided some spectacular action throughout the weekend.
The Blues have called in prop Sam Pratley to replace the incapacitated Charlie Faumuina.
Former Wallabies midfielder Pat McCabe will play his first game of the season when the Brumbies take on the Kings in Canberra tonight.
Mose Tuiali’i will play his first Super Rugby game since 2008 when the Highlanders take on the Blues at Eden Park tomorrow night.
All Black Victor Vito is among several players whose fitness the Hurricanes are sweating on ahead of their match against the Waratahs in Wellington this Saturday night.
The Blues will become the first New Zealand Super Rugby side to play an international team after confirming they will take on France when it tours New Zealand in June.
Keven Mealamu returnsMealamu will make his return to the Blues off the bench when they take on the Highlanders at Eden Park on Friday night.
Hurricanes prop Ben May has announced he will join Japanese side Fukuoka Sanix Blues on a two-year deal.
Another round of Super Rugby is over and it has left us with another pile of surprising results.
Luke Whitelock and Tyler Bleyendaal have been thrust into the Crusaders’ starting side for their match against the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning (NZT).
Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith and halfback TJ Perenara are in doubt for their side’s clash with the Kings in Wellington on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds have been hit hard by injuries, with Digby Ioane the most notable of five players ruled out ahead of the side’s clash against the winless Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday night.
The Chiefs are set to shed another player, with wing Lelia Masaga confirming he will head to Japan at the end of Super Rugby.
Blues prop Charlie Faumuina is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a calf strain during yesterday’s 30-27 loss to the Waratahs.
A toe injury has ruled Crusaders captain Kieran Read out of rugby for at least four weeks.
Fiji has been crowned Hong Kong Sevens champions for the second year in a row after it defeated Wales 26-19 in the final last night.
Round six of Super Rugby threw out a few surprises and a couple of big scorelines.
Blues coach Sir John Kirwan has named a full strength side to face the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.