Melbourne's big Super Rugby win over the Sunwolves has come at a cost with Test halfback Will Genia knocked out.
There are just four rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, with a real race unfolding for the wild card playoff spots.
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.
The Brumbies have gone to the top of the Australian Super Rugby conference with a 33-0 win against the Sunwolves in Canberra on Sunday.
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.
It took a two-man advantage for Queensland and even then it was sketchy on a night that saw four yellow cards, one red and the Sunwolves enter the closing stages of a bizarre contest with just 12 men on the field.
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.
Tevita Li scored two tries as he capitalised on the dominance of a Highlanders' pack led by a rampaging Jackson Hemopo to help the visitors to a commanding victory over the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Friday.
Japan need to find a replacement for competing in Super Rugby following Sunwolves' expulsion if they are to become a major rugby power, former Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones has said.
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.
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.
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.
Reece Hodge bagged a hat-trick as Melbourne extended their lead at the top of the Australian Super Rugby conference with a crushing 42-15 win over the Sunwolves on Saturday night.
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.
The erratic NSW Waratahs have identified a dip in work rate from last year as one reason for their inconsistent Super Rugby form.
The Waratahs have crashed back to earth with one of their most humiliating Super Rugby defeats.
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.
The Lions heaped more misery on the Sunwolves with a comfortable victory at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, a day after it was announced the Japanese franchise would be cut from Super Rugby after the 2020 season.
SANZAAR have announced they will officially drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby from 2021 in a statement on Friday.
Australian Super Rugby franchises have expressed concern that the sounding of the death knell on the Sunwolves could lead to less matches and a further downturn in interest in the game.
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.
Asia's only Super Rugby-based side the Sunwolves is set to be axed from the competition.
A second-half comeback has driven the Queensland Reds to a thrilling 34-31 Super Rugby win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo.
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- JSR14thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 59 Tries ScoredCRUS1st2759
- JSR15thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 187 Points DifferenceCRUS1st-212187