Blues prop Ofa Tuungafasi scored a controversial second half try that gave his side enough breathing room at Eden Park to beat fellow New Zealand side the Chiefs for the first time since 2011.
Flanker Sam Cane's remarkable bid to resume his All Blacks career begins this weekend when he returns to rugby seven months after breaking his neck.
There are just five rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, the Australian and South African conferences very much in the balance. Follow all the team news for Round 14 here.
Scrumhalf Brad Weber completed a stunning team try from a re-start to fire the Chiefs to a tense home win over the Sharks in their Super Rugby match on Saturday.
Luke Jacobson is the latest back-rower to throw his name up for the All Blacks No. 6 jersey. There are a number of candidates, and Kieran Read could well be one of them -- Craig Dowd writes.
Sunday rugby returns in Round 13 with the Brumbies hosting the Sunwolves, while Friday night sees two crucial derby matches in both Australia and New Zealand.
A converted Angus Ta'avao try after the hooter to grab a thrilling draw for the Waikato Chiefs as they rallied from 16 points down with 20 minutes to play.
Aaron Mauger has the Otago-based franchise humming, while the Reds can press a strong playoff claim this weekend. In South Africa, the teams each have key players injured.
Super Rugby has a full slate of seven games in Round 12, highlighted by two trans-Tasman clashes on Saturday evening.
Jordie Barrett reminded All Blacks coach Steve Hansen of his World Cup aspirations as he scored two early tries to help the Wellington Hurricanes beat the Waikato Chiefs 47-19 in Super Rugby on Saturday.
The Chiefs face a potentially season-defining clash with the Hurricanes while the Waratahs host the Sharks at what will be just the second match at Sydney's new Bankwest Stadium. Follow all the team listings for Round 11 here.
Warren Whiteley underlined his importance to the Lions as he returned from a long-term injury to lead his side to a 23-17 victory over a fast-finishing Waikato Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday.
We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!
All eyes will be on the Waratahs as they take to the field without Israel Folau for the first time since his controversial Instagram post, while round 10 is also highlighted by a New Zealand derby.
Key All Blacks attacking weapon Damian McKenzie has been ruled out of rugby for the year with a knee injury, meaning new tactics may be required in their Rugby World Cup defence.
The Chiefs ran in five tries to extend their unbeaten run against the Blues to 15 matches after a breathless Hamilton thriller on Saturday.
Super Rugby round 9 is highlighted by the Blues playing for their fifth consecutive win as they look firmly placed in the playoff race, while the Reds go on tour and the Sharks aim to solidify their place at the top of their conference.
Super Rugby round 8 is highlighted by the Crusaders returning home for the first time since the Christchurch terror attacks to take on the Brumbies, in what is sure to be an emotional night.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
Super Rugby round 7 is highlighted by the Crusaders looking to bounce back from their shock loss in a New Zealand derby, while the Reds play host to the Rebels who return from their South Africa trip.
Super Rugby Round 6 is highlighted by a rare Sunday afternoon fixture while the SCG surface will again take centre stage in Sydney. Follow the team lists as they're announced here.
Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.
The Chiefs are willing to try anything to repair their floundering season and could consider shifting Damian McKenzie back to fullback for their Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes on Friday.
Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?
Round 4 kicks off in Wellington and continues with the undefeated Rebels and Crusaders hosting the next games, against the Brumbies and the Chiefs respectively, but the best might just be coming last with the Bulls hosting the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
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- CFS4thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 58 Tries ScoredCRUS1st4558
- CFS14thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 179 Points DifferenceCRUS1st-84179