Super Rugby 2014

The 2014 Super Rugby tournament was the 19th season of the international southern hemisphere club competition featuring professional teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The first round was played on 15 February 2014, and Australia’s NSW Waratahs emerged champions after beating New Zealand’s Canterbury Crusaders 33-32 in a gripping final on 2 August.

Crusaders players George Whitelock, Tyler Bleyendaal, Sam Whitelock, Tom Taylor and Ben Funnell with guides on a hunting trip in South Africa. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Crusaders’ South African hunting trip draws flak

Conservationists have criticised players from New Zealand’s Canterbury Crusaders Super 15 team for killing wildlife, including a zebra, while touring in South Africa, then posing in photographs with the carcasses.