2016 pre-season fixtures and results

All the warm-up matches leading up to the expanded 18-team Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby’s first champions

New Zealand Herald rugby writer WYNNE GRAY looks at where the Blues players who won the inaugural Super 12 are now.

Blues crush Canes

The Blues beat the Hurricanes 40-12 in their pre-season match in Eketahuna on Saturday.

Force oust Dragons

Luke Morahan scored two tries as the Western Force beat the Asia Pacific Dragons 34-26 in Perth on Saturday.

Cheetahs hold off Kings

The Cheetahs scored two second-half tries to beat the Kings 21-11 in their pre-season match in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

Varsity Rugby Plays of the Week (8 February)

The best moments from the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield.

Brumbies batter Reds

The Brumbies clinched a comprehensive 31-18 win over the Reds in a pre-season clash at Ballymore on Friday.

Chiefs pip Waratahs on hooter

The Chiefs scored a last-minute try to beat the Waratahs 17-12 in their pre-season friendly in Rotorua on Friday.

Formidable Jaguares to face Stormers

Argentina captain Agustín Creevy will lead the Jaguares in their pre-season match against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

Gold hails ‘fight’ of Sharks

Director of rugby Gary Gold is satisfied with the Sharks’ impressive performance against Toulouse.

April stars in Sharks win

Flyhalf Garth April scored 21 points in the Sharks' 31-17 win against Toulouse on Thursday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

No clarity on Cornal

The Stormers look set to begin the Super Rugby tournament without Cornal Hendricks and several other key players. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Six Nations teams (Round 2)

Take a look at who's playing this weekend before you make your SuperBru and Fantasy League picks.

Six Nations preview (Round 2)

Ireland will once again be looking for South African-born CJ Stander to make an impact when they take on France in Paris on Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Stander ‘too small’ for SA

Ireland flank CJ Stander has confirmed that he was told he should move to hooker while at the Bulls.

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