After some surprising and some not-so surprising results from the second weekend of Super Rugby, we're a little bit closer to seeing how the competition will take shape down the stretch.
We're almost at the halfway point of the HBSC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17 so it's time to take a look back at the first four rounds and assess the action so far.
THE Chiefs have broken a three-year Super Rugby drought against the Highlanders, opening their 2017 campaign with an unlikely 24-15 victory.
Keeping a lid on hype might be Tana Umaga’s biggest challenge after his Blues team opened the Super Rugby season with a performance befitting the competition’s “boom, boom” slogan. The Melbourne Rebels were certainly left stunned by the 56-18 pounding.
Former All Black, brother, son and father Sione Lauaki was farewelled by about 1500 people at Unlimited Church in West Auckland on Friday last week.
Joost van der Westhuizen’s death marked the passing of a rugby icon but, apart from his rugby exploits, he won renewed respect for his fight against Motor Neuron Disease (MND).