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?
The Sharks proved too strong for the Lions and claimed a 42-5 win over their hosts in a one-sided Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg.
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?
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from seven of the teams with a strong South African presence after a round of five home wins and the last unbeaten team tasting defeat.
The Lions had too much firepower for the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday night, as they ran out convincing 37-24 winners.
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 referee appointments for Round #6 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from eight of the teams from a five-match round that produced a draw and three home wins.
The Lions fought back from 33-5 down to beat the Rebels 36-33 courtesy of an incredible second-half comeback at Ellis Park on Saturday.
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.
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from nine of the teams from a round that produced slim pickings for the away teams and seven home wins.
The Lions put on an attacking display as they ran out 47-39 victors in a 13-try Super Rugby clash agains the Jaguares.
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.