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.
The Sunwolves secured their first ever road win in stylish fashion downing the Chiefs 30-15 in Hamilton to end their 23-match losing run away from home.
Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.
The Brumbies put seven tries past the Chiefs in their Super Rugby encounter in Canberra, smashing the Waikato-based franchise 54-17 on Saturday.
In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.
Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.
Rugby World Cup winner Stephen Donald will return to Super Rugby after signing with the Chiefs for the 2019 season.
Will All Blacks' rest weeks derail the Crusaders' hopes of a Super Rugby three-peat? Is this the year the Blues get going? How much will the Chiefs miss Sam Cane? Your ultimate New Zealand conference preview is here.
New Zealand aren't exactly short on playing talent, which leaves the All Blacks selection panel with arguably the toughest job in rugby in 2019: selecting a 31-man squad. There are going to be some casualties, Craig Dowd writes.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane says suffering a broken neck has given him perspective as uncertainty clouds his return to rugby.
Unwanted by their Australian franchises, Sef Fa'agase and Jack Debreczeni have linked with New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the 2019 season.
New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises each unveiled their 38-man squads for 2019 on Wednesday, with several promising rookies and some returning former stars among the lists.
Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu is immediately eligible for Wallabies duties due to a World Rugby dispensation, after he signed a two-year deal with the Canberra-based side on Tuesday.
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- CFS4thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 40 Tries ScoredCRUS1st2940
- CFS14thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 121 Points DifferenceCRUS1st-41121