Mar 15, 2007: Hurricanes rugby coach Colin Cooper says the mere presence of his six resting All Blacks in Durban could be enough to inspire them to an upset Super 14 win over the unbeaten Sharks on Sunday (NZT).
Mar 15, 2007: Teams for the seventh round of Super 14 rugby matches this weekend (all kickoffs NZT):-
Mar 14, 2007: "Super 14 2007 has highlighted deficiencies in Australian Rugby that have put the game in its worst light since the dark days of the 1970s." - Rollo Manning reports
Mar 12, 2007: All Blacks utility back Ma'a Nonu has been ruled out of the Hurricanes' two-match South African rugby tour with a shin injury.
Mar 9, 2007: Western Force wing Cameron Shepherd nailed a sideline conversion on the fulltime hooter to seal a thrilling 18-17 win over the Hurricanes in the Super 14 rugby match at Subiaco Oval in Perth tonight.
Mar 9, 2007: There were few gripes from Hurricanes captain Tana Umaga despite watching his team sink to an agonising 17-18 loss to the Western Force in a Super 14 thriller in Perth early today (NZT).
Mar 8, 2007: Teams for the sixth round of Super 14 rugby matches this weekend.
Mar 8, 2007: Hurricanes rugby coach Colin Cooper doesn't label his shock selection of Blair Stewart a gamble, saying there's plenty to suggest the young pivot will make the grade in Perth tomorrow night.
Mar 8, 2007: For Super 14 rugby fans complaining about the lack of inspiring play, they can rest easy knowing at least two New Zealand teams will not be implicated if the competition continues to plod along this weekend.
Mar 7, 2007: Hurricanes captain Tana Umaga returns to play the Force in Friday's Super 14 rugby match in Perth while regular first five-eighth Jimmy Gopperth has been benched.
Mar 3, 2007: The Stormers produced the upset of the Super 14 rugby season so far, blitzing the Hurricanes 30-17 in Palmerston North.
Mar 1, 2007: Teams for the fifth round of Super 14 rugby matches this weekend (all kickoffs NZ time):
Mar 1, 2007: Bernie Upton, one of the last players called into the Hurricanes rugby squad, is one of first names read out during team announcements these days.
Feb 27, 2007: The Chiefs could be forgiven for seeking to replace injured centre Richard Kahui with a crisis intervention specialist for the last leg of their demoralising Super 14 rugby road trip to South Africa.
Feb 23, 2007: The Hurricanes snatched a dramatic last-gasp 11-10 victory over ACT Brumbies at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Friday nigth.
Feb 21, 2007: Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper has made just two changes to his starting lineup to take on the Brumbies in Friday's Super 14 rugby match in Wellington.
Feb 17, 2007: Little was expected to separate the Hurricanes from the Blues in Super 14 rugby action tonight and that's precisely how it panned out.
Feb 15, 2007: Teams for the third round of Super 14 rugby matches this weekend (all kickoffs NZ time):-
Feb 15, 2007: Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper has named an imposing starting backline to take on the Blues in a round three Super 14 rugby match in Wellington on Saturday.
Feb 15, 2007: South Africa is the backdrop as three New Zealand teams face important early junctures in their Super 14 rugby campaigns this weekend.