The maul has long been a key part of the game of rugby and its value has not waned over recent years and so far in this season 29 tries have been scored from mauls... but who are the maul masters?
Defending Super Rugby champions Crusaders came back from a half-time deficit to beat the Highlanders 43-17 in Christchurch on Friday.
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from 11 of the teams, including some in-form big names, as the competition heats up and we approach the halfway stage of the season.
The Hurricanes held out a spirited Highlanders side as they earned a 31-28 win for their fifth victory of the Super Rugby season on Friday.
We take a look at the players who put in the hard yards, hitting ruck and mauls, winning ball and who graft away tirelessly to ensure their team is on the front foot.
Forwards are meant to be doing all the tough work in the middle and leaving the try scoring to the outside backs. Someone forgot to tell that to the Super Rugby class of 2019
Who are the top playmakers in Super Rugby who create scoring opportunities and therefore feature high on the try assist rankings?
SANZAAR has announced that following its strategic planning review the immediate future of Super Rugby rests with a 14-team, round robin, competition format.
The Blues held on against a determined Highlanders team to win a trilling Eden Park encounter 33-26 on Friday.
The referee appointments for Round #6 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Highlanders v Crusaders Super Rugby fixture scheduled to be played at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday 16 March has been cancelled in response to yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Christchurch.
Finishing fast and strong is key to stamping your authority on the competition and some are better than others in playing the full 80 minutes.
Super Rugby has seen its fair share of dominant squads over the years and in the current era the Crusaders are the benchmark
The referee appointments for Round #5 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett kicked a penalty after the final hooter to secure a narrow 24-22 victory over the Highlanders in Wellington on Friday.
Waratah's fullback Israel Folau needs two more tries to break the all-time Super Rugby try scoring record. Will he do it against the Reds?
Qualifying for the finals looks like being harder than ever this season so missing conversions could be costly as wins are sought after....who is leading the way?
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from nine of the teams from a round that produced another 4 away wins.
The referee appointments for Round #4 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Hurricanes ran riot against a poor Brumbies outfit in the opening Super Rugby clash of the weekend on Friday, winning 43-13.