Next year’s Super Rugby will kick off with an all-South African round.
Young Argentine prop Matías Diaz will play for the Highlanders in Super Rugby next year.
Japanese international halfback Fumiaki Tanaka has extended his deal with the Highlanders, while Otago forwards Gareth Evans and Tom Franklin have signed with the Dunedin-based franchise.
The Crusaders have confirmed reports they have signed Hurricanes and Counties Manukau midfielder Rey Lee-Lo.
Benji Marshall will play for the Blues next season.
The Crusaders have re-signed coach Todd Blackadder for another season, despite the side again crashing out of the Super Rugby playoffs race.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has tinkered with his side’s backline for the semifinal clash against the Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday night.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has named an unchanged side for the semifinal clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton this Saturday night.
The Chiefs have secured pole position on the competition log – and they owe a debt of gratitude to the Stormers for ensuring that happened.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has sprung a selection surprise, opting to start Robbie Robinson on the left wing for the side’s clash against the Blues in Auckland on Saturday night.
Blues blindside flanker Steven Luatua will play not part in this Saturday night’s game against the Chiefs in Auckland due to injury.
Blues captain Ali Williams will play his last game for the franchise against the Chiefs in Auckland on Saturday night.
Brad Shields will return to the starting side when the Hurricanes take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday night.
Crusaders utility back Tom Marshall says his decision to link with the Chiefs was based around playing under coach Dave Rennie again and getting more game time.
Under-fire Wallabies first five James O’Connor’s playing future is in limbo after the Rebels revealed they would not be offering him a contract for next season.
We recap the action from round 19 of Super Rugby.
We run the rule over the five games of Super Rugby this weekend.
The Chiefs have made four changes to their side to take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday night.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has named his strongest line-up to face the Chiefs in Christchurch on Friday night.
Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg will remain with the Crusaders until the end of next season.
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.