May 10, 2007: The Crusaders and Blues are the semifinal kings of Super rugby, an historical tag that will be tested to the full in South Africa this weekend.
May 9, 2007: Blues captain Troy Flavell has heaped the onus on himself to reignite some early-season fire against the Sharks in Sunday their Super 14 rugby semi-final.
May 9, 2007: All Blacks and Blues rugby lock Ali Williams today admitted he needed to address attitudinal issues but stopped short of taking full responsibility for his behaviour.
May 9, 2007: South African rugby fans have been warned not to expect the Crusaders and Blues to wither because they are playing away from home in this weekend's Super 14 semifinals.
May 9, 2007: It's Australia's most entertaining contribution to the Super 14 rugby semifinals this weekend -- David Nucifora versus Stuart Dickinson.
May 8, 2007: The Blues haven't ruled out selecting ejected lock Ali Williams if they qualify for the Super 14 rugby final.
May 8, 2007: Disgraced All Blacks lock Ali Williams arrived back in New Zealand tonight after a 16-hour flight from South Africa, minus his luggage and with very little to say to waiting reporters.
May 8, 2007: All Blacks lock Ali Williams' rugby future is up in the air after he was sent home in disgrace by his Blues Super 14 rugby team.
May 8, 2007: Blues rugby coach David Nucifora says lock Ali Williams had to go for the good of the team.
May 7, 2007: Pre-match boozing, disrespecting teammates and a loose-lipped crack at a service worker has cost Ali Williams his place in the Blues team for the Super 14 rugby playoffs.
May 6, 2007: New Zealand rugby awoke to an unbelievable scenario in the Super 14 playoffs after the Bulls' stunning victory over the Reds in Pretoria today.
May 6, 2007: The Blues turned around in Sydney and headed back to South Africa today without the player who had a key hand in steering them into the Super 14 rugby semifinals.
May 4, 2007: The Blues ended a three-match losing streak and sealed a Super 14 rugby semifinal with a clinical 33-6 win over the Force in Perth tonight.
May 3, 2007: Check out the latest team news ahead of this weekend's Super 14 rugby matches.
May 3, 2007: The Blues are looking back at their worst loss of the season in the hope of moving ahead to the Super 14 rugby semi-finals.
Apr 26, 2007: The Blues and the Bulls regard this weekend's Super 14 rugby match in Pretoria as a battle for survival.
Apr 26, 2007: Teams for the 13th round of Super 14 rugby matches this weekend (kickoffs NZ time):
Apr 26, 2007: The Crusaders and Chiefs will hope to add to the woes of struggling Australian teams on their way to the Super 14 rugby semifinals this weekend but the Blues confront a mighty South African obstacle.
Apr 25, 2007: Blues coach David Nucifora has responded to his team's two consecutive losses in the Super 14 rugby competition by making sweeping changes for this weekend's match against the Bulls in Pretoria.
Apr 19, 2007: The Stormers are out of Super 14 rugby contention but the Blues expect a hard fight to stay in the hunt for a home semifinal when the teams meet this weekend.