Super 15

Rugby: Locking crisis creates odd combinations

Brodie Retallick

A loose forward, a commentator and a debutant - the Chiefs' locking crisis could create a rather unorthodox combination in the second row on Friday night.

Rugby: Crusaders light on troops for Hurricanes clash

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has had to juggle his playing stocks for his side's must-win encounter with the Hurricanes in Nelson on Friday night.

Rugby: Smith can rest easy

Conrad Smith can board a plane to France at the end of the year knowing the future of the Hurricanes is in safe hands.

Rugby: Hurricanes records loom for Nonu, Thrush

Rugby: Hurricanes records loom for Nonu, Thrush

All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Jeremy Thrush will set Hurricanes records for longevity after being named for Friday's Super Rugby match against the Crusaders in Nelson.

Rugby: Crusaders lose five All Blacks to injury

Rugby: Crusaders lose five All Blacks to injury

Injury is compounding the Crusaders' woes after five All Blacks were ruled out of Friday's Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes.

Rugby: 'Cheap shot' adds to Crusaders' pain

If the Crusaders miss the playoffs, as they are now likely to, they will look back on many frustrating matches this season but few will be as painful as Saturday's 32-22 defeat to the Waratahs.

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