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: Crusaders kingpins Richie McCaw and Dan Carter can't think of many greater rugby challenges than what their Super 14 team face this weekend.
May 8, 2007: The Crusaders are likely to be at full strength for Sunday's (NZ time) Super 14 rugby semifinal against the Bulls, with world class playmaker Daniel Carter today declaring himself over a troubling neck injury.
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: Even Crusaders captain Richie McCaw's last-gasp bonus point try on Friday could not prevent a gruelling trip to South Africa for the Cantabrians after the Bulls' stunning Super 14 rugby victory over the Reds.
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 Chiefs kept themselves in contention for the Super 14 rugby semifinals when they upset the Crusaders 30-19 in Christchurch tonight.
May 3, 2007: Check out the latest team news ahead of this weekend's Super 14 rugby matches.
May 2, 2007: Coach Robbie Deans is shrugging off references to the Crusaders' "soft" tackling efforts against the Brumbies ahead of a crucial Super 14 rugby match against the in-form Chiefs here on Friday night.
May 1, 2007: All Blacks lock Chris Jack may make an early return to Super 14 rugby duty for the Crusaders on Friday after an enforced sideline spell nursing a torn hamstring tendon.
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 26, 2007: Saturday's clash between the Brumbies and Crusaders may lower the curtain on perhaps the most prolonged individual rivalry in professional rugby.
Apr 25, 2007: Crusaders rugby coach Robbie Deans doesn't want his team looking past the Brumbies as all the usual distractions associated with competition climaxes start to pile up.
Apr 21, 2007: All Blacks lock Chris Jack has signed to play for English Premiership club side Saracens following this year's rugby World Cup.
Apr 20, 2007: It wasn't the spectacle many were hoping for but the Crusaders did enough to all but ruin the Hurricanes' Super 14 rugby semifinal hopes in Christchurch tonight.
Apr 19, 2007: Round 12 of rugby's Super 14 and the number crunchers are still working furiously.
Apr 19, 2007: Super 14 rugby teams for the next round of matches (all times NZ):-
Apr 18, 2007: Crusaders coach Robbie Deans swung the revolving door on his All Blacks again, while making five changes from last week's side for Friday night's match against the Hurricanes.
Apr 17, 2007: All Blacks wing Rico Gear looks set to be another international joining the rugby exodus overseas after the World Cup.