We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!
Queensland Reds have made a rough start to their two-match South African road trip after falling 32-17 to the Bulls in Pretoria.
Super Rugby round 9 is highlighted by the Blues playing for their fifth consecutive win as they look firmly placed in the playoff race, while the Reds go on tour and the Sharks aim to solidify their place at the top of their conference.
Two late tries from Domingo Miotti lifted the Jaguares to victory over the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Super Rugby round 8 is highlighted by the Crusaders returning home for the first time since the Christchurch terror attacks to take on the Brumbies, in what is sure to be an emotional night.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
"It's a massive honour to be entrusted with this role, especially knowing that I have the backing of the people around me," Pote Human said in a statement released by the Blue Bulls Company.
Handre Pollard struck a last-minute penalty as the Bulls returned to winning ways with a narrow 19-16 victory away over the Sharks at King's Park in Super Rugby on Saturday.
Super Rugby round 7 is highlighted by the Crusaders looking to bounce back from their shock loss in a New Zealand derby, while the Reds play host to the Rebels who return from their South Africa trip.
The influential No. 8 limped off during the first half of the humiliating 56-20 home defeat by the Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, when there were fears he could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Was the 56-20 loss to the previously winless Chiefs a listless one-off after a bye week or a sign that the South African side's early season form has flattered to deceive?
The Bulls hooker, who is in career-best form in Super Rugby, says he needs his coach to "actually believe in me and not just worry about my performance, but also worry about my family".
Super Rugby Round 6 is highlighted by a rare Sunday afternoon fixture while the SCG surface will again take centre stage in Sydney. Follow the team lists as they're announced here.
Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.
Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?
The Bulls went to the top of Super Rugby's South African conference as talismanic fly-half Handre Pollard led his side to a comprehensive 37-14 victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
Round 4 kicks off in Wellington and continues with the undefeated Rebels and Crusaders hosting the next games, against the Brumbies and the Chiefs respectively, but the best might just be coming last with the Bulls hosting the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus happy South Africa's Super Rugby players are grabbing 'Test match mould'
South Africa coach says "about 80 percent" of his Springboks squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan is "settled".
The veteran hooker has been eased into the side, after sustaining a calf injury, but he was superb in the Round 1 defeat of the Stormers and then was immense in the Bulls' 30-12 victory over the Lions at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
Flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked 20 points as the Bulls inflicted back-to-back defeats on the Lions on Saturday
Former Junior Springboks lock Eli Snyman and former South Africa Blitzboks sevens star Dylan Sage will each make their first Super Rugby start on Saturday, when the Bulls face the Lions in the Jukskei Derby at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.
Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.
The Jaguares finished over the top of the Bulls in Buenos Aires to record their first win of the Super Rugby season.
In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.
Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.
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- BULLS14thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 40 Tries ScoredCRUS1st1840
- BULLS2ndPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 121 Points DifferenceCRUS1st43121