The Warren Whiteley-captained Lions outplayed the 1998 Crusaders to progress to the next round of the interactive Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
The Blues have made just one change to their starting XV, while the Highlanders have named an unchanged team for the Trans-Tasman final between the sides at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
South Africa’s entry into the Champions Cup through the United Rugby Championship could reportedly be a key element in realising a Club World Cup from 2024.
Legendary Springbok Bakkies Botha has been ranked No 1 on a five-man list of most ill-disciplined players in rugby history.
Renowned referee Nigel Owens has urged authorities to abolish the captain’s challenge and the new red-card law, which introduces a substitute after 20 minutes, because it is spoiling the game.
The Warren Whiteley-captained Lions will get one last shot at Super Rugby glory when they face the 1998 Crusaders in Game 11 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
Bongi Mbonambi has revealed one of the main reasons he joined the Sharks was because he felt he’d be ’empowered for life after rugby’.
Chiefs wing Sean Wainui scored five tries as his side delivered a dominant second-half performance to put the Waratahs to the sword in Sydney.
No 8 Hoskins Sotutu scored two tries as the Blues beat the Force on Saturday to secure a Trans-Tasman home final against the Highlanders next week.
All Blacks wing Sevu Reece scored a hat-trick of tries as the Crusaders gave themselves a chance of progressing to the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final with a bonus-point win over the Rebels on Saturday.