Rugby Union News

The Hurricanes have finished with a well-timed flourish to beat the Blues 28-24 in a helter-skelter Super Rugby match at Eden Park. An unlikely brace of tries to lock Mark …

George Smith capped his 150th Super Rugby appearance with a try in the Queensland Reds’ 47-34 victory over the Kings on Saturday. Eto Nabuli, Karmichael Hunt and Izaia Perese all …

The Melbourne Rebels have insisted the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has no right to “cut or chop” them from Super Rugby, as they fight for their survival in a reduced …

The Crusaders have racked up their seventh consecutive win of the Super Rugby season with a comprehensive 50-3 triumph over the Sunwolves in Christchurch on Friday. The hosts ran in …

A Super Rugby appearance record is being set this week but Australian George Smith could already have left that mark for dead had he not spent several seasons overseas. Crusaders …

Master motivator Michael Cheika has revealed his own inspiration as he resorts to brainwashing the Wallabies into believing they can conquer the mighty All Blacks and finally return to the …

Acting captain Samu Kerevi is tipping returning playmaker Quade Cooper to add some much-needed creative spark in Queensland’s battle of the Super Rugby stragglers on Saturday night. The Reds are …

With the axe hanging over the Melbourne Rebels, they have the chance to prove an emphatic point about their Super Rugby worth by beating the in-form Brumbies. Saturday night’s match …

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says the club wants to keep a “special” group together as teams prepare for a chaotic player market sparked by the axing of an Australian Super …

The Chiefs are bracing for a Cheetahs backlash in Bloemfontein this weekend as the South Africans face the chop in next season’s revamped Super Rugby competition. Assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge …

Coach Tana Umaga is hoping the return of midfield maestro Sonny Bill Williams will galvanise the Blues in their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Auckland on Saturday. Returning …

South African Rugby CEO Jurie Roux believes SANZAAR’s decision to cull three Super Rugby had to happen, but it may still no be enough to revive the competition to its …

Time spent on the sidelines may have been tough for suspended Queensland playmaker Quade Cooper. But the returning Wallabies No.10 reckons it did help him get to the bottom of …

Michael Cheika is backing veteran Wallabies captain Stephen Moore to find his mojo in time for the 2017 Test season. The 34-year-old Moore has struggled to make an impact for …

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is adamant backline ace Dane Haylett-Petty won’t be lost to Australian rugby if the Western Force get the chop from Super Rugby. The Durban-born, Perth-raised 27-year-old …

The Brumbies have turned to centre Andrew Smith and back-rower Jarrad Butler to cover key injuries as they try to make the Melbourne Rebels their 11th-straight Australian Super Rugby scalp. …

Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has held clear-the-air talks with his players as their Super Rugby D-Day gets closer. The all-consuming speculation around the future of the Australian franchises has …

Sonny Bill Williams returns to the starting XV in the only change to the Blues team for the Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes on Saturday. Williams, who came off …