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How the Super Rugby semi-finals stack up

New Zealand and South Africa will host Super Rugby semi-finals with the NSW Waratahs being Australia's sole remaining representative.

Tahs face historic Super Rugby challenge

NSW Waratahs may need to become the first team in Super Rugby history to win successive finals matches overseas if they are to take this year's title.

Porch and Aussies fly into Challenge trophy

Tahs look to shake off slow starts

NSW Waratahs are focusing on ending their concerning run of slow starts going into next weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions in Johannesburg.

Australia women's rugby sevens win bronze

Ellia Green has crossed twice in Australia's 24-14 win over the United States to clinch bronze at the women's rugby sevens World Cup.

Aussies claim bronze in San Francisco

Easy fixes for Tahs rugby issues: Gibson

DARYL GIBSON, coach of the Waratahs, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby pre-season match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The problems plaguing the NSW Waratahs in the first half of their remarkable Super Rugby quarter-final win can be easily fixed according to coach Daryl Gibson.

Crusaders battle-hardened for Hurricanes

The Crusaders were a mixed bag in thumping the Sharks but believe they are well primed ahead of a Super Rugby semi-final against the Hurricanes.

2018 Super Rugby Qualifiers: Waratahs press conference

Tahs face Lions in Super Rugby semi-final

The NSW Waratahs will travel to Johannesburg for a Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions next weekend.

Foley leads Tahs' Super rugby comeback win

BERNARD FOLEY of the Wallabies kicks at goal during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Italy at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

NSW Waratahs captain Bernard Foley has scored a personal Super Rugby best 25 points to help his team to a stunning 30-23 quarter-final win over the Highlanders.

2018 Super Rugby Qualifiers: Lions vs Jaguares

Crusaders thrash Sharks, into Super semis

The Crusaders are two wins away from defending their Super Rugby title after a 40-10 quarter-final win over the Sharks.

Below-best Aussies rue World Cup 7s exit

Women's Sevens team coach TIM WALSH speaks to the media during the Australian Rugby Sevens Commonwealth Games Teams Announcement at the Rugby Australia building in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's World Cup campaign has been derailed by France in a 22-17 upset at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

France shock Aussies in semi

It didn't go according to script for John Manenti and the Aussie Sevens women, bundled out of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in the semi finals by France. Manenti spoke to RUGBY.com.au after full time in San Francisco.

Aussie women cruise, men perish in 7s Cup

Australia's rugby women's sevens side has progressed to the World Cup semi-finals but the men have fallen at the first hurdle on day one in San Francisco.

Tahs Simmons returns to Super finals stage

ROB SIMMONS of the Wallabies scores a try during the international match between Japan and Australia at Nissan Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Five years after last appearing in the Super Rugby playoffs with Queensland, Wallabies lock Rob Simmons returns with the NSW Waratahs

2018 Super Rugby Qualifiers: Highlanders press conference

2018 Super Rugby Qualifiers: Highlanders press conference

Hurricanes rediscover defensive bite

CHRIS BOYD, head coach of the Hurricanes, before the round eight Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Sharks at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand

After lying dormant for two months, the Hurricanes have unearthed their defensive fire in the Super Rugby finals.

Hurricanes reach Super Rugby semi-finals

TJ Perenara has bagged two tries as his Hurricanes qualified for the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 32-31 win over the Chiefs.

2018 Super Rugby Qualifiers: Waratahs vs Highlander

The Waratahs came from behind to steal a late winner from the Highlanders.

Fifty games at last for Waratahs' Fitzy

DAMIEN FITZPATRICK of the Rays makes a break during the NRC match between the Sydney Rays and Canberra Vikings at Pittwater Park in Sydney, Australia.

Waratahs hooker Damien Fitzpatrick will notch his 50th NSW appearance, nine years after his first, and do it in the cauldron of a Super Rugby quarter final.

Waratahs look to unleash full potential

AARON MAUGER, head coach of the Highlanders, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The NSW Waratahs want to showcase their full potential in their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Highlanders.

2018 Super Rugby Qualifiers: Crusaders vs Sharks

The Crusaders put on a dominating display to beat the Sharks by 30 points.

Holland set for rugby's 'Russian roulette'

SEMI RADRADRA of the Eels celebrates after he scores a try during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian men's sevens side must enjoy the pressure moments of a World Cup headlined by a champion Fiji side featuring try-scoring machine Semi Radradra.

Mtawarira to reach Super Rugby milestone

Sharks prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira will reach a meritorious Super Rugby milestone in their quarter-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Men bomb out in San Fran

Tim Walsh and his side have been sensationally knocked out of contention at the Rugby World Cup Sevens after a shock 22-17 loss to France. The disappointed coach spoke to RUGBY.com.au after the defeat.

Newsome back in favour with the Waratahs

ALEX NEWSOME of the Waratahs runs with the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Waratahs at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Getting more involved has paid off for Alex Newsome with the NSW Waratahs winger regaining a starting spot for their Super Rugby quarter-final in Sydney.

Super Rugby quarter-finals preview panel

Coach CHRIS BOYD of the Hurricanes looks on during the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

The Waratahs are flying the flag for Australia in Super Rugby and host one of the more intriguing quarter-finals.

World Champs book semi final spot

The 2017/18 World Series champions have a date with France for a spot in the Rugby World Cup Sevens big dance after demolishing Spain 34-0 at AT&T Park. Hear from skipper Sharni Williams who made her return from injury in the green and gold today.

Star-stacked Crusaders to face Sharks

Coach SCOTT ROBERTSON of the Crusaders looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Sharks must overcome a Crusaders team brimming with Test stars in their Super Rugby quarter-final in Christchurch.

Tahs stiffen Super defence for finals tilt

DARYL GIBSON, head coach of the Waratahs, looks on during team warm up ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand

NSW Waratahs are primed to produce a much sterner defensive effort in their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Highlanders.

Aussies cruise into World Cup quarters

The Aussie Sevens have gotten off to a flyer in San Francisco with a 34-5 win over Papua new Guinea in their Rugby World Cup Sevens opener. RUGBY.com.au spoke to Emilee Cherry after the final whistle.

Wallabies woe: Kuridrani out 3 months

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani will be sidelined for three months after tearing his pectoral in the Brumbies' final match of the season.

Williams chasing World Cup sevens success

SHARNI WILLIAMS of Australia carries the ball during the Women's rugby match against the United States on Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Workhorse Sharni Williams returns to an Australian women's sevens rugby side aiming to add a World Cup to their growing list of accolades.

Highlanders plot ways to stop Waratahs

AARON MAUGER, head coach of the Highlanders, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Highlanders' embarrassing loss to the Waratahs two months ago is providing key lessons before their Super Rugby quarter-final.

Brumbies' Naisarani switches to Rebels

Brumbies rising star Isi Naisarani has joined the Melbourne Rebels and signed a one-year deal with Rugby Australia with an eye on next year's World Cup.

Horne reveals life-changing rugby injury

ROB HORNE of the Waratahs is tackled by Nicolaas Hanekom of the Kings during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Kings at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Former Wallabies back Rob Horne has disclosed that his arm is paralysed after a career-ending injury in April.

Hooker Rangi wins Rebels' top player gong

Anaru Rangi has won the Melbourne Rebels' players' player award after a breakout Super Rugby season.

Kerevi wins Pilecki medal as Reds' best

SAMU KEREVI of the Reds breaks away from the defence during the 2018 Global Tens match between the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies star Samu Kerevi has taken out the Stan Pilecki Medal as Queensland's best Super Rugby player, as voted by his teammates.

Skipper Shields in doubt for Hurricanes

Brad Shields must recover from a rib complaint if he's to lead the Hurricanes in what could be his Super Rugby swan song, in a quarter-final against the Chiefs.

Waratahs attack has Highlanders on edge

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies takes on the defence during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Highlanders admit their defence needs a spruce up ahead of a Super Rugby quarter-final against the lethal Waratahs attack.

Tahs wary of Highlanders organised chaos

Australia's NED HANIGAN runs with the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

NSW Waratahs forward Ned Hanigan says dealing with the organised chaos of the Highlanders will be a key factor in their Super Rugby quarter-final in Sydney.

Strong Black Ferns team to face Wallaroos

World women's rugby champions New Zealand have named a formidable squad to face sixth-ranked Australia in two Tests.

Tahs CEO feels overseas clubs want Folau

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies celebrates scoring a try during an International Test match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore believes northern hemisphere clubs in addition to domestic rivals are trying to lure their superstar fullback Israel Folau.

Rebels fine Mafi and Timani $15k each

AMANAKI MAFI of the Rebels in action during the Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Rugby forwards Amanaki Mafi and Lopeti Timani have each been fined $15,000 by the Melbourne Rebels following their physical altercation in Dunedin.

Israel Folau coy on Reds move speculation

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau hasn't definitively ruled out a switch to the Queensland Reds but says he has many options.

Black Ferns primed for sevens World Cup

Momentum and a dominant record against Australia is on New Zealand's side heading into the women's sevens World Cup in San Francisco.

Hurricanes on Super Rugby signing spree

Classy back James Marshall is returning to the Hurricanes, who are fast filling out their Super Rugby roster for 2019.

Under-fire SANZAAR to review TMO rules

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

A string of Super Rugby controversies has prompted SANZAAR to announce a review into the way television match officials (TMO) are alloweed to operate.

NZ police charge Rebels star Amanaki Mafi

AMANAKI MAFI of the Rebels in action during the Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Star loose forward Amanaki Mafi faces an assault charge in a Dunedin court after an altercation with Melbourne Rebels teammate Lopeti Timani.

Lealiifano relishes full Super season

CHRISTIAN LEALIIFANO of the Brumbies runs the ball during the Super Rugby Quarter Final match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano says completing the current Super Rugby season has been special.

Chastened Tahs aim for Super Rugby lift

TEVITA NABURA of the Highlanders reacts during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Stormers Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The NSW Waratahs' brains trust believes getting their players' mental attitude back on track won't be an issue for Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final.

Tahs only Aust team in Super Rugby finals

REECE HODGE of Australia looks for a pass during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Australia's Super Rugby win percentage had an encouraging spike in 2018 but it hasn't resulted in greater finals representation

All Black Dagg confirms Japan contract

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg has joined the growing trend for top Kiwi players to sign short-term contracts in Japan.

Rugby "rock stars" not wanted by Brumbies

DAN MCKELLAR of the Brumbies before the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar is excited by the direction his improving side is heading in after a strong finish to their Super Rugby campaign.

Super Rugby finals hopes end for Rebels

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A third-straight loss and other results going against them has denied the Melbourne Rebels a maiden Super Rugby play-offs appearance.

NSW only Aust team in Super Rugby finals

NSW Waratahs will be the only Australian representative in the Super Rugby finals after the Sharks edged out Melbourne Rebels for eighth plae

Brumbies hand Waratahs Super Rugby lesson

DARYL GIBSON, head coach of the Waratahs, looks on during team warm up ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand

The Brumbies have handed the Super Rugby finals-bound NSW Waratahs a 40-31 loss at Allianz Stadium.

Dominant Crusaders too good for Blues

Defending champions the Crusaders have overwhelmed the Blues 54-17 in an ominous warning to their Super Rugby finals opponents.

Rebels' Super Rugby finals hopes on brink

The Reece Hodge-inspired Melbourne Rebels may have blown their Super Rugby finals dream after losing 43-37 to the Highlanders.

Coaches stunned by soft Quirk red card

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk's farcical red card on Friday night has renewed concerns that rugby union has gone "soft", according to players and coaches.

Reds thump 14-man Sunwolves in Super Rugby

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Queensland Reds have taken advantage of a contentious red card to Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk, winning 48-27 in their last game of the season.

Chiefs beat Hurricanes ahead of finals

DAMIAN MCKENZIE of the All Blacks makes a break during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and France at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Chiefs have made a bold bid to host a Super Rugby home quarter-final but their 28-24 win over the Hurricanes wasn't by enough.

Hutchison and Caslick boost rugby sevens

Australia's rugby sevens programs have been boosted for next week's World Cup, with Henry Hutchison returning and star Charlotte Caslick set to re-sign.

Belief growing for Waratahs in Super Rugby

BERNARD FOLEY of the Wallabies kicks at goal during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Italy at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

NSW Waratahs view old rivals the Brumbies as a tough last-round test and a good benchmark of where they stand before embarking on a Super Rugby finals campaign.

Rebels turn to the boot in Super Rugby bid

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force reacting prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dave Wessels has called on his 'one-dimensional' Melbourne Rebels to match the Highlanders' kicking game if they are to secure a Super Rugby finals spot.

Lealiifano to decide Brumbies future soon

CHRISTIAN LEALIIFANO of the Brumbies runs the ball during the Super Rugby Quarter Final match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is expected to confirm what his Super Rugby future holds before he links up with Toyota Jido Shokki in Japan.

Super Rugby week 19 preview panel

The Waratahs have already wrapped up the Australian conference but there are meaningful fixtures on offer in the final round of Super Rugby's regular season.

'Light' Tahs face Brumbies twin towers

DARYL GIBSON, head coach of the Waratahs, looks on during team warm up ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Super Rugby Australian conference winners NSW Waratahs are ready to face a monster Brumbies pack in their final round home game on Saturday.

Blues to aim up for departing Kaino

JEROME KAINO catches the ball during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Brisbane Boys College in Brisbane, Australia.

The Blues want to send Jerome Kaino out a winner but it won't be easy against the all-conquering Crusaders in Super Rugby.

Brumbies coach expects Lealiifano to stay

DAN MCKELLAR of the Brumbies before the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar expects co-captain Christian Lealiifano to remain in Canberra next season as speculation over the veteran's future mounts.

Rebels boost as Highlanders rest stars

AARON SMITH of the Highlanders looks on during the Super Rugby trial match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders at Fred Booth Park in Waimumu, New Zealand.

The Melbourne Rebels won't be complaining after the Highlanders omitted a number of their leading players for the Super Rugby match in Dunedin.

Twins to start for Brumbies in Super Rugby

RICHIE ARNOLD of the Western Force clears the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Force at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Giant twin locks Rory and Richie Arnold will start in a Super Rugby game together for the first time when the Brumbies play the NSW Waratahs.

Whats up for grabs in Super Rugby

Most positions apart from top spot are still up for grabs going into the final round of Super Rugby.

Melbourne Rebels stars all ruled out

REECE HODGE of Australia looks for a pass during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

The Melbourne Rebels must cope without injured star trio Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty and Adam Coleman for their crunch clash with the Highlanders.

Reds keen to settle score with Sunwolves

SCOTT HIGGINBOTHAM runs with the ball during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Visy Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The Queensland Reds are out for revenge against the Sunwolves after their Super Rugby mauling earlier in the year, captain Scott Higginbotham says.

Tahs not vexed over foreign Super teams

Closing in on a historic home and away sweep of their Australian conference rivals, the NSW Waratahs aren't worried about their record against other teams.

Chiefs rest big names for Hurricanes match

DAMIAN MCKENZIE of the All Blacks makes a break during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and France at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Damian McKenzie and a host of other first-choice Chiefs players will sit out their final Super Rugby round-robin match against the Chiefs.

Tahs prop takes ear jokes in his stride

NSW Waratahs and Wallabies prop Tom Robertson is copping plenty of ribbing from teammates about his mangled cauliflower ear.

Coleman in doubt for Rebels' play-offs bid

ADAM COLEMAN of the Force and MICHAEL WELLS of the Waratahs compete for the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Injured Wallabies backs Will Genia and Dane Haylett-Petty have trained with the Melbourne Rebels but Adam Coleman is in doubt for their Highlanders showdown.

Stewart seeks big finish for Qld Reds

KANE DOUGLAS undertakes a training drill during an Australian Wallabies training session at Linwood Rugby Club in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hamish Stewart's first full year of Super Rugby has flown by, with the Queensland Reds rookie keen to end it on a strong note against the Sunwolves on Friday.

Former Rebel Lomax chooses NZ rugby path

TYREL LOMAX of the Highlanders Bravehearts looks on ahead of the match between Crusaders Knights and Highlanders Bravehearts at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Melbourne Rebels-turned-Highlanders prop Tyrel Lomax stands in the way of his former Super Rugby team's play-off hopes.

Tah Holloway getting the balance right

JED HOLLOWAY of the Waratahs charges forward during the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Waratahs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

NSW Waratahs forward Jed Holloway has revealed getting his off field life right has been a big reason behind his late season form surge.

Tahs chase perfect conference record

The NSW Waratahs will look to complete a perfect intra-conference record of eight wins when they host the Brumbies in a final round Super Rugby game.

Frisby gone but exiled trio remain at Reds

ANDREW FORREST addresses the spectators before the World Series Rugby match between the Western Force and the Fiji Warriors at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Nick Frisby has sealed his departure from the Queensland Reds but there are still three other unwanted players on big money at the Super Rugby franchise.

Genia, Coleman on track for Rebels return

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Injured Wallabies Will Genia and Adam Coleman have trained with the Melbourne Rebels in a positive sign they'll line up against the Highlanders.

Force keeping faith in World Series Rugby

Western Force players are keeping the faith in World Series Rugby as organisers sort out what next year's competition will look like.

Smith in fight to be fit for Reds farewell

GEORGE SMITH of the Reds looks on during the Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

A knee injury could prevent George Smith from lining up in what would be his Super Rugby farewell for the Queensland Reds.

Masirewa suspended for Foley tackle

SEMISI MASIREWA of the Sunwolves makes a break during the Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Sunwolves at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

After a dangerous lifting tackle on Waratahs captain Bernard Foley, Sunwolves winger Semisi Masirewa has been suspended for three weeks.

Waratah ace Naiyaravoro still starstruck

TAQELE NAIYARAVORO of the Waratahs is tackled during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Jaguares at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro admits to still being starstruck by some of his backline colleagues despite his own record-setting form.

Waratahs' call to fans for finals charge

DARYL GIBSON, head coach of the Waratahs, looks on during team warm up ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand

The NSW Waratahs are calling on their fans to come out in force and support their Super Rugby finals charge.

Beaten Brumbies taking on Kiwi flavour

DAN MCKELLAR, head coach of the Brumbies, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

A Brumbies side still harbouring Super Rugby finals hopes will take their newly-adopted New Zealand style of play into next week's clash with the Waratahs.

Coaches want report system for Super Rugby

SEMISI MASIREWA of the Sunwolves plays a pass during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves and Bulls at the SNS in Singapore.

A red card for Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa against NSW Waratahs has reignited the debate over whether a report system should be introduced in rugby union.

Exciting times ahead for Waratahs: coach

DARYL GIBSON, coach of the Waratahs, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby pre-season match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs in Queenstown, New Zealand.

A year after completing a disastrous Super Rugby campaign the NSW Waratahs will lead Australia's charge for the 2018 title.

Record-breaking Waratahs smash Sunwolves

NSW Waratahs have set their franchise Super Rugby records for most points and tries in a game with a 77-25 win over the Sunwolves.

Laumape bags four tries in Hurricanes win

NGANI LAUMAPE of the Hurricanes scores a try during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Hurricanes at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Ngani Laumape has scored four tries for the Hurricanes in their crucial 42-24 Super Rugby win over the Blues in Wellington.

Play-off hopes end for Brumbies after loss

The Brumbies' brave bid for a Super Rugby play-off spot is all-but over following a 24-19 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Coleman, Genia in line for Rebels return

ADAM COLEMAN of the Force and MICHAEL WELLS of the Waratahs compete for the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Adam Coleman and Will Genia are in line to play in Melbourne's do-or-die Super Rugby clash in Dunedin next weekend, coach David Wessels says.

Rebels' finals hopes all but shot by Reds

The Queensland Reds have delivered a potentially fatal blow to Melbourne's Super Rugby finals hopes with a 37-23 win on Friday night in Brisbane.

Crusaders book top Super Rugby finals spot

The Crusaders beat the Highlanders 45-22 in ominous fashion to ensure home advantage for the Super Rugby play-offs with a round to spare.

Sunwolves to keep Israel Folau grounded

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Japan's Sunwolves have a plan to try to help their defence counter the anticipated aerial threat of Waratahs star Israel Folau in their Super Rugby clash.

Tahs looking for season-best rugby effort

NICK PHIPPS of Australia dives over for a try during the rugby union international match between Japan and Australia Wallabies at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

NSW Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps believes the best is still to come from his Super Rugby finals chasing side who host Japan's Sunwolves on Saturday.

Hunt to make rugby return at Cooper's club

KARMICHAEL HUNT of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the International Test match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Karmichael Hunt will make his return to rugby alongside fellow Queensland Reds exile Quade Cooper on the Gold Coast.

Alaimalo comes of age for Super Chiefs

SOLOMON ALAIMALO (L) looks to beat the tackle of Highlanders Tevita Li (R) during the Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Highlanders at FMG Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The Brumbies will be alert to the danger of Chiefs dynamo Solomon Alaimalo, the latest attacking weapon to emerge in New Zealand rugby.

Chiefs stand in way of surging Brumbies

DAN MCKELLAR, head coach of the Brumbies, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Brumbies will adopt a no fear attitude against the Chiefs in Hamilton regardless of the Super Rugby play-off permutations.

Shootout looms for Wallabies No.13 jersey

Brumbies stalwart Tevita Kuridrani and the NSW Waratahs Curtis Rona are looming as contenders for the Wallabies No.13 jersey vacated by the injured Samu Kerevi.

Brumbies rugby coach swaps props

Props Nic Mayhew and Allan Alaaatoa have been restored to the Brumbies starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Super Rugby week 18 preview panel

Two key Australian conference clashes highlight week 18 of Super Rugby.

Rugby Rebels banking on backs against Reds

TOM ENGLISH of the Rebels runs with the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Waratahs at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Rebels are trying not to think about a potential first Super Rugby finals appearance heading into their clash away to Queensland Reds on Friday.

High-flying Chiefs wary of Brumbies threat

Head coach COLIN COOPER of Taranaki coaches during the warm up during the Mitre 10 Cup match between North Harbour and Taranaki at QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

A week on from their rampant win over the Highlanders, the Chiefs are expecting a desperate challenge from the Brumbies in Hamilton.

Gibson wants to stay on as Tahs coach

DARYL GIBSON, head coach of the Waratahs, looks on during team warm up ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says discussions over his position are ongoing but he wants to remain in charge after his contract ends later this year.

Slumping Hurricanes wield selection axe

AUGUSTINE PULU (C) of the Blues makes a break during the Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Chiefs at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Six players have been dropped by Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd as he attempts to stop a worrying Super Rugby form slump.

Double-centurion Crockett's loyalty lauded

Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett will have a stadium named after him for one night only when he plays his record-setting 200th Super Rugby game.

Tahs wary of rugby offload battle

The Australian conference leading NSW Waratahs want to avoid being sucked into an offloading battle with Japan's Sunwolves in Saturday's Super Rugby match.

NZ captain Read starts in Crusaders return

KIERAN READ of the All Blacks is tackled during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Returning All Blacks skipper Kieran Read and record-breaking prop Wyatt Crockett will jostle for the limelight when the Crusaders host the Highlanders.

Brumbies chase Super Rugby finals miracle

The Brumbies haven't given up hope of featuring in the Super Rugby finals after finding their best form of the season to win three straight games.

Rebels recall Wallabies for Super clash

Melbourne Rebels have recalled Wallabies Tetera Faulkner, Marika Koroibete and Richard Hardwick to their 23 for Friday's Super Rugby away mach against the Reds.

Reds switch rookie for Super Rugby clash

HEATH TESSMANN of the Force looks to avoid being tackled by Samu Kerevi of the Reds during the Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the Queensland Reds at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

First-year rookie Jordan Petaia will don Queensland's No.13 jersey in the Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels after an injury to Samu Kerevi.

Emerging Waratah Miller earns high praise

WILL MILLER of the Waratahs looks to pass the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Waratahs forward Will Miller has earned plaudits for his ability to make big plays after successfully deputising for injured captain Michael Hooper.

Super history drives Rebels against Reds

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Melbourne Rebels are determined to stake a first Super Rugby play-off berth, potentially as soon as this weekend when they face the Queensland Reds.

Fainga'a composed for red-hot Brumbies

Folau Fainga'a has put his red card for a headbutt behind him as the Brumbies launch a late-season Super Rugby revival.

SBW a likely starter for Bledisloe Cup

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS of the All Blacks passes during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

All Blacks inside centre Sonny Bill Williams is expected to be fit to face the Wallabies in two Bledisloe Cup Tests in August.

Hooper hopeful of Super Rugby return

MICHAEL HOOPER of Australia looks on during the Australia Captain's Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hopper isn't ruling out returning from a hamstring injury in time to play some part in a possible Super Rugby finals campaign.

Injury ends Samu Kerevi's rugby season

SAMU KEREVI of the Reds breaks away from the defence during the 2018 Global Tens match between the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Samu Kerevi won't play again for the Queensland Reds or Wallabies this year due to a ruptured bicep.

Reds must refine tackle technique: Timu

CALEB TIMU leaves the field after being given a yellow card during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Back-rower Caleb Timu says the Queensland Reds must tighten up their tackling technique after two more players were sin-binned in Super Rugby action.

Folau won't change aerial technique

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Waratahs watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium Sydney,Australia.

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau says it's vital to get clarification on the laws regarding aerial contests after he was banned for an incident against Ireland.

David Pocock neck roll draws warning only

DAVID POCOCK catches the ball during an Australia training session at Harrow School in London, England.

Hurricanes forward Gareth Evans has escaped with a warning for his neck roll on Brumbies star David Pocock during the Super Rugby clash in Canberra.

Finals come early for proud Brumbies

DAN MCKELLAR of the Brumbies before the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

The Brumbies refuse to give up on their chances of playing Super Rugby finals after toppling the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes coach slams loss to Brumbies

Coach CHRIS BOYD of the Hurricanes looks on during the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

The Hurricanes played their worst half of Super Rugby in four years against the Brumbies on Saturday night, according to their coach Chris Boyd.

Brumbies coach hails Pocock's leadership

DAVID POCOCK of the Brumbies runs onto the field before the round seven Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Brumbies star David Pocock has benefited from his rugby sabbatical, returning to Super Rugby a better leader, according to his coach Dan McKellar.