You know the Hurricanes but who are the Lions? Three seasons after politics forced them out of Super Rugby, the Lions are ready to roar.
Here are the stars from the four Super Rugby playoff games on the weekend.
Beauden Barrett and Ardie Savea aren't just better players this year, they look like completely different animals.
Elton Jantjies displayed a full array of skills to propel the Lions into their first Super Rugby final.
Saia Fainga'a is due to rejoin the Brumbies for the 2017 season, but he and his brother Anthony are already making an impact on the game at the junior level.
Two flashes of Beauden Barrett genius booked the Hurricanes a second-successive Super Rugby final appearance following a 25-9 win over the Chiefs.
The Brumbies' championship dream ended in tatters, but now they have to plot a path forward and try to secure coach Stephen Larkham's future.
Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano backs club to produce the next "Poey".
Head office will have a greater say on coaching appointments, player movements and fitness programs. Is this the Kiwi-fication of Australian rugby?
Matt Giteau will be coming home to play for Australia in the Rugby Championship despite a six-figure pay dispute, while Michael Cheika blasts agents for "selling off" players.
Most of our boys will have had a four-week mid-season "pre-season" to get ready for the All Blacks and an opening game of the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney that really is all-or-nothing for the Wallabies.
It has been a week of the good, the bad and the ugly for Australian rugby.
Will Genia reveals why the Wallabies need Matt Giteau for the Bledisloe Cup next month and why Digby Ioane is New Zealand bound.
The Crusaders have confirmed former Wallabies winger Digby Ioane is heading to Christchurch to join the squad in 2017.
The Hurricanes are hopeful skipper Dane Coles can overcome injury to play in Saturday's blockbuster Super Rugby semi-final clash with the Chiefs.
The Waratahs, run by a pair of New Zealanders, have done the ARU's job for it by putting an end to the Jarryd Hayne folly.
Jarryd Hayne remains open to a move to rugby union and, if the former NRL star and NFL player does shift to the 15-a-side game, he could line up against the Wallabies within months of doing so.
Henry Speight's got titanium on his skull and a surgically repaired knee, but he says his biggest challenge in Rio will be a mental battle.
The tortuous football journey of code-hopping super star Jarryd Hayne has taken yet another turn with the NSW Waratahs sensationally confirming they would not offer him a contract in 2017.
The former Wallaby prop will lead Queensland for the next two seasons and has made no secret of his desire to ensure Cooper is part of his squad.