GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs won their first minor premiership with the six-try, 44-16 win against the Highlanders on Sunday, drawing a standing ovation from a season-best crowd of 24,500 at Allianz Stadium.
GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs secured a history-making minor premiership and showed why they are without question the team to beat this season with a ferocious, six-try mauling of the Highlanders on Sunday.
The Highlanders have further loosened the Chiefs' hold on the Super Rugby title with a 29-25 win in a hard-fought contest that produced a nail-biting ending in Dunedin.
Queensland produced their best Super Rugby display of a nightmare season to celebrate Will Genia's 100th Reds match with a thrilling 38-31 upset of the Highlanders on Friday night.
Hulking Highlanders winger Patrick Osborne was denied an 80th minute match-winning try as the Crusaders hung on for a 32-30 Super Rugby win in Dunedin on Saturday.
Five-eighth Hayden Parker was the Highlanders' unlikely hero in an 18-16 victory which severely harms the Super Rugby finals hopes of the Hurricanes.
The Highlanders stole a 23-22 Super Rugby win over the Lions in Dunedin on Saturday, turning the tables on last week's narrow loss to the Stormers by the same margin.
Kings Park, Durban, Saturday 3am (AEST)
Locks Dominic Bird and Michael Fitzgerald have both pleaded guilty to dangerous tackles during the Crusaders-Chiefs Super Rugby game in Hamilton on Saturday and copped one-week suspensions.
Explosive loose forward TJ Ioane hasn't recovered from injury in time to be named in the Highlanders' squad for a two-game Super Rugby tour of South Africa.
Veteran lock Brad Thorn is likely to miss the rest of the Highlanders' Super Rugby season after suffering a torn bicep.
Inspired by electric centre Malakai Fekitoa, the Highlanders overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Bulls 27-20 in a lively mid-table Super Rugby match in Dunedin.
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)
The Blues have gone top of the New Zealand Conference with a comfortable 30-12 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Auckland.
Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)
A fast and furious finish wasn't enough for the Hurricanes to steal an unlikely Super Rugby victory in Dunedin on Friday, the Highlanders holding on for a narrow 35-31 win at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Nathan Burdon An evergreen Brad Thorn hopes to get one more full season out of his body before finally calling it quits.
Nathan Burdon The Force are a special sort of bogey team for the Highlanders – although it’s difficult to say exactly why – with the Perth-based team scoring their sixth straight win over the Highlanders.
Evan Pegden Aaron Cruden produced a piece of magic to win it for the Chiefs but the Highlanders confirmed they are indeed the real deal this season.
Marc Hinton Who needs those Flash Harrys from the North Island on New Zealand? Not the Highlanders it would seem, as Jamie Joseph's unheralded southerners made a dream start to the new Super Rugby season on Saturday night.
Richard Shute Highlanders v Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm
GEORGINA ROBINSON When you are the heavily hyped hope of the Australian conference, a messy three-point victory over last year's second-worst team does not look good.
World Cup-winning All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock is returning to the Blues for next year's Super Rugby season.
Andrew Hore joined Ma'a Nonu on Tuesday as an All Black without a Super Rugby home, fuelling speculation he is on the verge of retirement.
STATHI PAXINOS Damien Hill happy with Rebels' final effort under his stewardship.
STATHI PAXINOS The Melbourne Rebels led for all of 10 seconds against the Highlanders in their final Super Rugby game of the season.
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)