Two Otago players will be looking to help the Blues get off the bottom of Super Rugby's New Zealand conference next year.
Michael Collins and Jono Ruru are the two Otago players to be announced in Super Rugby squads so far this morning.
Otago halfback Jono Ruru has signed with the Blues for next year's Super Rugby season.
Brad Thorn has been confirmed as the new coach of Super Rugby's Queensland Reds, after Nick Stiles was sacked.
Former Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is coming back to Super Rugby but he will not face his old side next season.
Billionaire mining tycoon Andrew Forrest will set up a rebel competition spanning the Indo-Pacific region after Australia's Western Force lost their court appeal to remain in Super Rugby.
Julian Savea is staying with the Hurricanes.
The ARU's decision to reject Andrew Forrest's $50 million offer will hurt grassroots rugby all over Australia, according to the Rugby Union Players' Association.
Otago fullback Michael Collins has joined fellow Blues outside backs Matt Duffie and Melani Nanai in signing extended contracts with the Auckland-based franchise.
Julian Savea's future at the Hurricanes is uncertain.
Christian Lealiifano has admitted he thought he would never play rugby again.
The Western Force have won an injunction order against the Australian Rugby Union's decision to axe the team from Super Rugby, a team spokesman said on Monday.
The Australian Rugby Union has decided to axe the Perth-based Western Force team from Super Rugby.
A record eighth title for the Crusaders will do nothing to remove the question marks over the future of the Super Rugby competition.
The Crusaders are known for their incisive attack, but coach Scott Robertson says it was the defence that won them an eighth Super Rugby title at Ellis Park overnight.
The Crusaders have ended their nine long years without a title to claim the Super Rugby championship.
When a team travels to every match like the Crusaders did after the Canterbury earthquakes of 2011, playing away holds few fears.
Scott Robertson has named an unchanged Crusaders match-day squad for the Super Rugby final against the Lions.
South Africa’s Cheetahs and Southern Kings will join an expanded northern hemisphere PRO14 competition for the new season, Celtic Rugby said.
Otago has suffered a massive blow ahead of their Mitre 10 Cup campaign with hooker Liam Coltman being ruled out for the season with an ankle injury.