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  • Jul 14, 2014
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Super Rugby

Super Rugby is the pre-eminent professional club rugby competition in the southern hemisphere and involves five teams each from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It is also colloquially known as Super 15.

Super Rugby standings 2014

See the full final standings after the close of 2014 regular season play in Super Rugby.

Sunday, 13 July, 2014, 6:08pm

Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness

The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression all is rosy in rugby Down Under, but the game's power brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring the code to its knees.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:52pm

Crusaders build momentum for Super 15 semis

Flanker Matt Todd scored two tries and Dan Carter kicked 12 points as the Crusaders beat the Highlanders 34-8 to win the New Zealand conference on Saturday and likely seal a home semi-final in the Super Rugby play-offs.

13 Jul 2014 - 5:55pm

Champion Chiefs edge Blues to make play-offs

Defending champions Waikato Chiefs scraped into the Super Rugby finals with a tightly fought 11-8 victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Friday.

13 Jul 2014 - 12:44am

All Blacks’ star scrum-half Piri Weepu signs for London Welsh

World Cup-winning All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu signed for English Premiership side London Welsh on Friday in a move destined to end his international career.

11 Jul 2014 - 3:25pm

Israel Folau kept in cotton wool for semi-finals

New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said he would not risk star Wallaby fullback Israel Folau in their final regulation round Super Rugby match with Queensland this weekend.

13 Jul 2014 - 1:10am

Waratahs top but play-off picture still fuzzy

New South Wales Waratahs looked every inch champions-elect as they locked up top spot in the Super Rugby standings on Sunday, but the play-off picture beneath them was not much clearer after the penultimate week of the regular season.

7 Jul 2014 - 6:51pm

Fijian flier helps seal victory for Crusaders

The Canterbury Crusaders secured their 13th consecutive Super Rugby play-offs berth when a dash of Nemani Nadolo brilliance sealed a 21-13 victory over the Auckland Blues at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.

6 Jul 2014 - 1:28am

Cruden keeps Chiefs’ title defence alive

Aaron Cruden kicked 14 points and won a contest with fellow All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett as the Chiefs beat the Hurricanes 24-16 on Friday to keep alive the defence of their Super Rugby title.

5 Jul 2014 - 2:10pm

Wallaby Nick Cummins released by ARU to join Japanese club

Wallabies winger Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins has been released from his national team contract to sign with Japan’s West Red Sparks for next season, ruling him out of the 2015 World Cup, officials said on Friday.

5 Jul 2014 - 2:15pm