Daniel Gilhooly The weather, the rosters and the pre-match banter all point to the same thing. The 20th Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and Highlanders will be a spectacle worthy of a season in which attacking rugby has held sway.
Richard Knowler A bung eye won't knock inspirational Highlanders No.8 Nasi Manu out of the Super Rugby final.
Who is playing? The 2015 Super Rugby Final will be played between two New Zealand sides in the Hurricanes and the Highlanders
They boast backlines to envy but the Hurricanes and Highlanders both reckon their less-heralded forward packs hold the key to victory in the Super Rugby final.
Lee Gaskin Join our live blog of the first Super Rugby semi-final between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at Wellington's Westpac Stadium from 5.30pm (AEST).
Sir John Kirwan has resigned as coach of the Blues' Super Rugby team after overseeing their worst-ever season.
Adrian Warren Departing NSW Waratahs halfback Brendan McKibbin has indicated he would accept any opportunity to play Test rugby for Scotland, the land of his birth.
Georgina Robinson While Australian eyes are diverted by the Waratahs and Brumbies, and the table-topping Hurricanes bask in the glow of outright favouritism, the Stormers are cooking up something clever in Cape Town.
Frans Ludeke stepped down as coach of the Bulls immediately after they finished a disappointing season with a 42-29 home defeat against the Cheetahs in the Super Rugby competition at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The Highlanders will head into the Super Rugby playoffs with confidence after trouncing the lowly Blues 44-7 on a soggy night at Eden Park.
Emma Kemp Queensland can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge Liam Gill will stay with the Reds until the end of next season, after the talented openside flanker signed a one-year contract extension.
Playmaker Matt Toomua will make his Super Rugby return from the bench in the Brumbies' crunch clash with the Crusaders on Saturday.
What is the best and worst case scenario for each of the Super Rugby finals teams.
Nathan Charles We know we can mix it with the best, now our challenge is to finish the season strongly.