Former NRL superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck scored his first Super Rugby Pacific try as the Blues cruised through to the semifinals with a 35-6 win against the Highlanders at Eden Park.
Retiring Highlanders coach Tony Brown has known the best of times and some less memorable times but Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific quarterfinal against the Blues represents a final chance to score a march in Auckland.
After 15 rounds of regular season action, we have arrived at the quarterfinals with just eight teams left standing for knockout footy.
The eight quarter-finalists and the match draw have been confirmed
Melbourne have edged the Highlanders 31-30 in their final round clash but the Kiwi team grabbed a bonus point to leapfrog the Western Force into the Super Rugby Pacific finals.
The final round of the regular season is upon us as teams look to cement their spot in the Super Rugby Pacific finals.
With just two rounds remaining until the playoffs, round 14 provides an opportunity for teams to lock up a home playoff or confirm their spot in the top eight.
Highlanders coach Tony Brown's instincts bore fruit in Dunedin on Friday.
The Western Force's Super Rugby Pacific season is in tatters after a 61-10 humbling at the hands of the Highlanders.
With just three weeks until the finals, every game in round 13 of Super Rugby Pacific carries further significance as teams fight for position.
With just three rounds remaining in DHL Super Rugby Pacific, there is still plenty that can happen in the playoff race.
Taking on the Reds in the Suncorp Stadium hothouse in Brisbane is the latest challenge for the well-travelled Highlanders in Super Rugby Pacific on Friday.
The Australian teams took the spoils in round 11 and now all eyes will be on whether they can sustain their hot form on New Zealand soil this weekend.
The Highlanders have cruelly denied Fijian Drua a historic win in their first Super Rugby Pacific match played at home, with a full house at Suva's ANZ Stadium unable to lift their team to victory.
Highlanders urgency meets Fijian Drua determination to achieve a win in their first game on home soil promises a memorable Super Rugby Pacific game in Suva on Saturday.
After a thrilling Super Round, the focus turns to finals as teams look to make a late push in round 11 of Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies restored some pride in Australian rugby by claiming the first Kiwi scalp of Super Round with a hard-fought 28-17 victory over the Highlanders.
Continuing to improve their game, the Highlanders feel they will produce more consistent winning results in the second half of Super Rugby Pacific.
Round 10 sees Melbourne become the epicentre for Super Rugby Pacific with the historic Super Round being played at AAMI Park.
Ryan and Lachlan Lonergan are looking to cap off their long-term extensions with a win as the Brumbies prepare for the Highlanders.