• The latest news and videos from the southern-hemisphere tournament involving teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Japan

    Hooper up for breakdown battle

    Michael Hooper's battle with Jack Lam will prove pivotal in deciding who comes out on top when the Waratahs face the Hurricanes in Sydney on Saturday.

    Jantjies faces tough task

    Elton Jantjies will make just his second start this season when the Lions take on the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.

    McCaw the man for Saders

    Richie McCaw will make his return to Super Rugby for the Crusaders' clash against the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.

    Bismarck to return with a bang

    Bismarck du Plessis will lend the Sharks some much needed grunt in a match-shaping breakdown battle against the Rebels in Melbourne this Friday.

    Cooper key for Reds

    Quade Cooper will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance for the Reds against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday.

    McCaw returns to Saders XV

    Richie McCaw will start in the No 6 jersey for the Crusaders against the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.

    Bulls back youth

    Handré Pollard and William Small-Smith will make their first Vodacom Super Rugby starts for the Bulls against the Cheetahs at Loftus on Saturday.

    Reds ring changes for Blues

    The Reds have made four changes to their starting XV for their match against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday.