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No turning back: Sonny Bill Williams has committed his future to rugby union.

Sonny Bill Williams signs for new club

The Auckland Blues have won the race for Sonny Bill Williams' signature with the 30-year-old dual international shifting north from the Chiefs after agreeing a new deal with New Zealand Rugby.

Crusaders beat Blues to top ladder

Back in business: Nemani Nadolo.

The Crusaders have moved back to the top of Super Rugby, overcoming some valiant defence by the Blues before prevailing 26-21 in Auckland.

Blues deny Force consecutive wins

Captain fantastic: Matt Hodgson scores a try.

​The Western Force gave it everything but didn't have the polish to finish as the Blues held on for a 17-13 Super Rugby win on Saturday night at nib Stadium.

Lions thrash listless Blues

On the prowl: Armand Van Der Merwe charges for the Lions against the Blues at Emirates Airline Park.

The Blues' Super Rugby season has suffered a serious setback with 43-5 loss to the Lions in soggy Johannesburg.

Blues thrash Kings

Blue flyer: Melani Nanai on the attack against the Kings.

The Southern Kings have suffered an eighth defeat of the Super Rugby season as two tries from Melani Nanai helped the Blues to a 34-18 victory.

Blues win ugly to snap losing streak

 Rieko Ioane of the Blues fends Lwazi Mvovo of the Sharks.

On a night when the Blues had so many reasons to front, they instead dished up a muddled and messy display. Their 23-18 victory over the Sharks was the definition of winning ugly.

Cruden instrumental as Chiefs beat Blues

Main man:  Aaron Cruden of the Chiefs runs in for a try.

Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden continued his push for the All Blacks No.10 jersey as he orchestrated a 29-23 victory over the Blues in their Super Rugby clash in Hamilton on Friday.

Crusaders on song against the Blues

In the groove: Richie Mounga and Kieron Fonotia of the Crusaders celebrate a try.

A week after stunning defending champions the Highlanders, the Tana Umaga-coached Blues produced a disjointed display in Christchurch as the Crusaders cruised to a 28-13 win.

Crusaders (briefly) keep playoff hopes alive

Nafi Tuitavake makes a clean break.

All Blacks five-eighth Dan Carter was perfect with his goal kicking and set up a try with a pin-point cross kick as the Canterbury Crusaders kept alive their slim chances of making the Super Rugby playoffs with a 34-11 win over the Auckland Blues.

Tough but smart play key for Waratahs

Wary: Michael Hooper says the Waratahs will play hard but stay within the rules.

Waratahs vow to "make amends" against the Cheetahs this week, with a brand of rugby as tough as it ever was. Can they stay on the right side of the referee's whistle?

Blues grind out victory over Bulls

George Moala takes on the Bulls' defence.

The Blues battled hard in the face of some late pressure to overcome the Bulls 23-18 at Eden Park on Friday as the struggling New Zealanders registered just their third victory of the Super Rugby season.