Super Rugby

Brumbies score big win over Waratahs

A dominant Brumbies scrum shoved the Waratahs pack over the line for a penalty try in the 68th minute to set up the win before replacement back Nigel Ah Wong added a last-minute try to blow out the scoreline at Canberra Stadium.

Wing Cory Jane is now calling plenty of shots for the Hurricanes

As Cory Jane tells it, it was once the position you get shunted to "when you're a little kid and got no skills."

Even at Super Rugby level wing is sometimes the ideal out-of-the-way spot to put someone with athleticism, but no real aptitude for catching, passing or directing play.

Waisake Naholo using World Cup disappointment to fuel Super Rugby drive

This year Waisake Naholo wants to rewrite the script, and finish what he started.

What began so promisingly last year ended in disappointment from a personal rather than team perspective for the Highlanders star.

Southern hemisphere bookmakers favour Hurricanes for Super Rugby title

As fans try to digest the ramifications of a competition that has been expanded to 18 teams and a conference system that now takes in the far-flung destinations of Asia and South America, it seems the one constant with the international bookmakers is that a New Zealand team will lift the title.

From struggle street to a chance at Super Rugby for Taleni Seu

Living was basic, and supplies were spread thin between him and his siblings.

With a Niuean Tongan mother, and a Niuean Samoan father, Seu was brought up through his Niuean side, and didn't lack for company in a packed household.

The 22-year-old is the second youngest of 12 - he has seven brothers and four sisters.

Male Sa'u joins Blues

The Auckland-born utility back, has signed a one year contract to play for the Blues.

The 28-year-old former Counties Manukau player is a replacement for Dan Bowden, who has been granted an early release by mutual consent to pursue rugby opportunities overseas.

Smith wary of Argentine Super Rugby team

While the Highlanders won the 2015 Super Rugby Championship, three teams have been added to strengthen the depth of the competition next year.

They are Japan Sunwolves, an unnamed Argentine team and the Southern Kings from South Africa.

Sopoaga staying with the Highlanders

24-year-old Sopoaga has played 49 games for the Highlanders and made his All Blacks Test debut this year against the Springboks in South Africa.

He holds the season record for points scored by a Highlander with 191 in 2015.

Chiefs to play Crusaders in Fiji

The Chiefs will host the Crusaders in Suva during the Super Rugby competition next year.

The venue for the round 15 match on July 1st is the approximately 20,000-seat ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The Fiji government have announced they have budgeted money for the clash in the capital, which will be classed as a home game for the Chiefs.

In his national budget address, the Fiji Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the government had allocated NZ$1.6 million for the hosting of the match.