Super Rugby


Cheika building his 'dynasty'

The Waratahs have yet to break their Super Rugby title duck, but Michael Cheika is convinced they are creating a long-lasting dynasty.

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True champions perform in the Final

All Black captain Richie McCaw may not have intended it to be a put-down directed at the Sharks, but it will be a remark that will hit hard and hurt badly.

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Super finals' referees

It's the 22nd Super Rugby Final this weekend and, for the third time, Craig Joubert is the referee.

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Operation 'get Carter' for Tahs

The class and guile of Dan Carter has quickly been identified by the Waratahs with defensive coach Nathan Grey devising a special strategy against him.

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Unchanged Tahs to 'step up' in Final

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged side for their colossal Super Rugby Final against the Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday.

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It's all business for Blackadder

Todd Blackadder is not letting external factors like emotions or tempting fate to disrupt his team's focus as they prepare for a trip to Sydney.

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From semis to finals

Semifinals were introduced into Super Rugby in 1996. They are, of course, lucrative matches building up to the excitement of the Final.

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Beast bids au revoir to Sharks

Tendai Mtawarira has confirmed that he will be looking for a new challenge in France after the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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Joubert for Super Final

For the second year in a row Craig Joubert of South Africa has been appointed to referee the Super Rugby Final.

Jake: Crusaders 'setting bar high'

The Crusaders are beginning to show the kind of form that has already won them seven Super Rugby titles and could land another.

Fisher sees bright Brumbies future

Laurie Fisher might be heading to 'greener pastures', but he believes he is leaving the Brumbies in a very healthy state.

Chiefs in Skelton coup

It may not be the Wallaby, but the just dethroned two-time Super Rugby champion Chiefs will have a Skelton in their ranks next year.

Waratahs have a 'spy' in the camp

The Waratahs will rely heavily on the insights of assistant coach Daryl Gibson when they tackle the Crusaders in the 2014 Super Rugby Final.

Tahs won't worry about reputations

POST-MATCH REACTION: The Crusaders may have the reputations and the track record, but the Waratahs have the desire.

Mowen's sombre swansong

Captain Ben Mowen's time at the Brumbies ended one game sooner than he would have liked as they went down to the Waratahs.

No backwards steps for Waratahs

Having won their semifinal on the back of a huge defensive effort, the Waratahs know that they will need more of the same next week.

Familiar territory for Crusaders

The Crusaders will travel to Sydney next week for their 11th Super Rugby Final full of confidence after their demolition of the Sharks.

Waratahs book a home final

The Waratahs will host the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Final next week after securing a 26-8 semifinal victory over the Brumbies in Sydney.

Fixtures Time
Sat, 02 August
Waratahs v Crusaders
  • 11h40
Results Score
Sat, 26 July 2014
Waratahs v Brumbies

  • 26 | 8
Sat, 26 July 2014
Crusaders v Sharks

  • 38 | 6
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 16 12 0 4 58
Crusaders 16 11 0 5 51
Sharks 16 11 0 5 50
Brumbies 16 10 0 6 45
Chiefs 16 8 2 6 44
Highlanders 16 8 0 8 42
Hurricanes 16 8 0 8 41
Force 16 9 0 7 40
Bulls 16 7 1 8 38
Blues 16 7 0 9 37
Stormers 16 7 0 9 32
Lions 16 7 0 9 31
Reds 16 5 0 11 28
Cheetahs 16 4 1 11 24
Rebels 16 4 0 12 21