Confirmation Piers Francis will leave the Blues after this season doesn't change anything for coach Tana Umaga as far as his planning for next year goes.
The Blues will be on the lookout for yet another first five next season.
The Jaguares have crushed the Cheetahs for a third victory in four matches this season.
Winger Courtnall Skosan scored four tries as South Africa’s Lions thumped an ill-disciplined Reds at Ellis Park.
The Brumbies have recorded back-to-back wins over the NSW Waratahs in Sydney for the first time in Super Rugby history.
Gareth Evans is fast becoming a jack of all trades.
The Chiefs remained unbeaten and moved back to the top of the Super Rugby table - but that's about where the positives ended on a lamentable night in Melbourne.
The Bulls, reduced to 14 men for the second half, have beaten the Sunwolves 34-21 in Pretoria.
A lot of the talk before this match between two old rivals was about the apparent curse of the Blues' No 10 jersey.
Australian rugby bosses have gone to ground over the prospect of one of the country's Super Rugby teams being cut from the competition.
Piers Francis has been given the opportunity he has been waiting for - the Blues No10 jersey following the demotion of Ihaia West to the reserves bench.
Steve Hansen believes playing New Zealand derbies later in the season could help the injury toll.
Hurricanes fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder has expressed his disappointment after being ruled out of rugby for at least six weeks with a fractured foot.
A summit meeting in London has concluded that there will be changes to Super Rugby, with details set to be released early next week.
Last night's Week 3 Super Rugby matches saw close wins for the Highlanders, Chiefs and Crusaders against the Blues, Hurricanes and Reds respectively.
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Chiefs loose forward Michael Leitch has been cited for alleged foul play during his side's 26-18 win over the Hurricanes last night.
There's a lot to like about the side the Blues have picked to play the Highlanders.
Chiefs winger James Lowe has announced he will be leaving New Zealand rugby at the end of the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup campaign.
Hurricane Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzled with a Super Rugby hattrick; a determined Jaguares side gave the Stormers a scare; and the Sharks got a lucky break.