The Hurricanes produced a gutsy effort but ultimately came up short as the Blues secured a 24-15 win in their Super Rugby derby in Wellington on Saturday.
Coaches love applying pressure from the first whistle and getting ahead on scoreboard so which players are fastest out of the blocks...?
The referee appointments for Round #6 of the 2020 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
SANZAAR has confirmed the kick-off times for the two relocated Sunwolves Super Rugby matches for Round 6 and 7, as well as a change to an existing Blues home match in Round 7 to accommodate the change.
The TOTW has players from eight teams after a round that saw the last unbeaten team toppled at home, while Hurricanes centre Vince Aso is POTW.
The Stormers came off second best for the first time this season as the Blues beat them 33-14 in their own backyard.
SANZAAR has relocated two Super Rugby matches that were due to be played in Japan during March to minimise the risks associated with the Corona virus.
We take a look at the players who have made the most lineout steals in Super Rugby since the beginning of 2016.
The modern game is fast, physical and aggressive and ball movement and breaking the defence is vital. We look at the forwards who excel at the hard stuff...
The referee appointments for Round #5 of the 2020 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The TOTW has players from nine teams after a round that saw away wins to the Sharks, Brumbies and Blues, but Crusaders lead the way with five players this week.
A last-gasp penalty from Otere Black earned the Blues a dramatic 23-21 victory over the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.
There are only two unbeaten teams as we head into Round 4 and the Chiefs and Stormers although at home have tough assignments
Love it or hate it the maul is a part of the game and some teams are just better at it than others....
The referee appointments for Round #4 of the 2020 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Crusaders were back to playing some of their best rugby as they defeated the Blues 25-8 in their Super Rugby clash in Auckland Park on Friday.
They say defence wins matches bit if you can add turnovers then thats even better... who are the best at present?
The Jaguares early form suggests another strong campaign and fullback Emiliano Boffelli is currently one of the most dangerous men in the competition.
The TOTW has players from nine teams following an eventful round that delivered three away wins while Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi is POTW.
The referee appointments for Round #3 of the 2020 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.