James Lowe scored a 64th-minute try following a searing break from Shaun Stevenson to break a tense stalemate as the Chiefs beat the Hurricanes 17-14 on Friday night.
Lock Brodie Retallick has emerged as the latest injury worry for the All Blacks ahead of the test series against the British and Irish Lions.
The NSW Waratahs have had their slim Super Rugby finals hopes shattered by a loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton.
One gets the feeling Ben Smith just wants the sideshow to be over.
The efforts by the blue and golds against the British and Irish Lions will be celebrated at a special lunch on the day of the big game this year.
The Crusaders have won 13 on the trot but believe the Highlanders know plenty about their winning run.
The Brumbies have moved nine points clear at the top of Super Rugby's Australian conference with victory over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.
Wing Sibusiso Nkosi scored a fine solo try as the Sharks produced a colossal defensive effort to defeat the Stormers in their Super Rugby clash at King’s Park.
The Hurricanes are back up to second on the New Zealand conference, but they had to work hard for their 34-20 victory at Loftus.
The competition was watching closely for signs of complacency from the Crusaders.
Fears the Waratahs might break the Aussie hoodoo against NZ Super Rugby sides this season proved short-lived last night.
Queensland Reds coach Nick Stiles has taken aim at his side's listless performance after last night's 40-26 capitulation to the Western Force.
When the Blues look back on their season, this 16-16 draw against the Chiefs will be seen as yet another wasted opportunity.
Based on recent history, two things are certain when the Chiefs meet the Blues tonight - there will be 80 minutes of vicious collisions and, in the end, the Chiefs will win.
Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell has been appointed as the new executive of rugby for South Africa's Bulls.
Blues first five-eighth Piers Francis has been cleared to face the Chiefs on Friday night despite suffering being knocked unconscious in the weekend's defeat to the Stormers.
Warren Whiteley has been confirmed as the new captain of the Springboks.
Wing Ruan Combrinck scored a brace of tries on his return from six months on the sidelines as the Lions mauled the Bulls 51-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park.
The Hurricanes are back on level pegging with the Chiefs.
That's probably it for the Blues as far as playoff hopes go.