Saders finish strong

The Crusaders beat the Brumbies 37-24 in Canberra to give departing icons Richie McCaw and Dan Carter the perfect send-off. RYAN VREDE reports. 

Landers crush bumbling Blues

The Highlanders banked a 44-7 bonus-point victory over the Blues in Auckland to set up a home play-off. RYAN VREDE reports.

Bulls need major shake-up

The Vodacom Bulls have stagnated and are far from the force they should be. Things need to change and their former scrumhalf Fourie du Preez agrees, writes RYAN VREDE.

Kriel to shine at Loftus

Jesse Kriel will help the Vodacom Bulls arrest their slide by orchestrating a victory over the Cheetahs in Pretoria on Saturday. RYAN VREDE reports. 

Naholo to nail Blues

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo will be the danger man in Auckland on Friday. RYAN VREDE reports.

Serfontein must adapt or die

Jan Serfontein has transitioned from promising rookie to marked man, writes RYAN VREDE. How he negotiates this challenge will determine his future.

Waratahs whack Cheetahs

The Waratahs smashed the Cheetahs 58-33 to keep themselves in the hunt for a home semi-final. RYAN VREDE reports.

Brumbies book play-off place

The Brumbies secured a 33-20 bonus-point victory over the Force in Perth to ensure a top-six finish. RYAN VREDE reports. 

Folau to flog sloppy Cheetahs

Israel Folau's game-breaking ability could expose a weak Cheetahs defence in Bloemfontein and maintain the Waratahs' home semi-final hopes, writes RYAN VREDE.

Barrett to control Kiwi clash

The Hurricanes' returning flyhalf Beauden Barrett's class could be the difference against the Highlanders in Napier on Friday, writes RYAN VREDE.

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