Can Sharks heavies go the distance?

Six Sharks forwards have played over 1,000 minutes of rugby in 2014 and will be hard-pressed to outlast a fresher Crusaders pack, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Butch: Pat will just slot back in

Butch James says it won't be difficult for Pat Lambie to return to the Sharks' starting XV for their semi-final in Christchurch, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Super Rugby teams (Semi-finals)

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

Potgieter, Folau back for Tahs

Jacques Potgieter and Israel Folau have returned to the Waratahs' starting XV for their semi-final against the Brumbies in Sydney on Saturday.

Olympics provides eligibility loophole

The inclusion of sevens rugby at the 2016 Olympics will enable some players to change national allegiance ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

Rugby vs American football ultimate comparison

How rugby compares to American football when it comes to pre-game pump-up, touchdowns/tries, tackles, field goals, celebrations and cheerleaders.

Free safety would suit Habana

Bryan Habana has the physical tools and game-changing intuition to make a plausible switch to the NFL.

Hungry for more

Bryan Habana still wants to improve his game, score more tries and win more trophies, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Sharks start 10 points down

Dr Ross Tucker says the travel factor will make it difficult for the Sharks to beat the Crusaders in Christchurch, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Chavhanga rewards White’s faith

Jake White’s loyalty to and investment in his players have paid off handsomely for the Sharks, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

‘Sharks can beat anybody’

Jake White believes the Sharks can win in Christchurch for the second time this season.

Kiwi referee for Sharks’ semi-final

Glen Jackson will be in charge of the match between the Crusaders and Sharks in Christchurch on Saturday.

Who was the best this past weekend?

Vote for your Player of the Week and you could win great prizes with Leatherman!

Super Rugby stats (Play-offs) looks at the players who topped the stats in key areas of the game this past weekend as well as for the season so far.

Jake’s big call at 9

A new halfback combination in Charl McLeod and Pat Lambie will lend the Sharks some much-needed stability in the crunch semi-final in Christchurch, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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