It may have been Halloween but New Zealand rugby set out its stall for the 2019 Super Rugby season with the five teams announcing their squads for the tournament.
With the Super Rugby concluded for 2018, it’s time to reflect on another season of stats and look at some key numbers that told the story of this year’s placings.
Chiefs play-maker Damien Mckenzie leads the 2018 Super Rugby Team of the Year.
The Crusaders secured their ninth Super Rugby title following a dominant 37-18 triumph over the Lions at a sold out AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
For the first time in Super Rugby history, the same two teams will face off in back-to-back Finals with the Crusaders and Lions once more doing battle for the trophy.
The fly-halves, Mo'unga and Jantjies, the quarter-backs of rugby, will go head-to-head in the Final in a bid to get their team across the line.
SANZAAR has announced the match official appointments for the Super Rugby Final which is merit-based and has included input from the team head coaches.
Defending champions the Crusaders progressed to the Super Rugby final as they beat an out-of-sorts Hurricanes side 30-12 in Christchurch.
Super Rugby has been blessed with some scintillating try-scoring talent over the years, but the 2018 campaign has uncovered two of the best - and they’re on the cusp of something great.
We are down to four teams and it’s time to look at the trends of just what the semi-final stage might have in store for those clubs.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the Semi-Finals of Super Rugby.
The Super Rugby Team of the Week has players from six of the eight teams while Waratah fly-half Bernard Foley is Player of the Week.
The Crusaders saw off the Sharks 40-10 with a clinical performance in Christchurch on Saturday to set up a semi-final meeting with the Hurricanes.
With the regular season coming to a close the pressure really cranks up a notch as the top teams of 2018 begin to dream of lifting the Super Rugby trophy.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the quarter-finals of Super Rugby.
The Super Rugby Team of the Week has players from nine of the 14 teams while Crusaders' wing George Bridge is Player of the Week.
Winger George Bridge grabbed four tries as the Crusaders romped to a 54-17 victory over the Blues at AAMI Stadium in Christchurch.
The Crusaders have won 13 of their 15 games so far this season to secure top spot with one week to go before the Finals.
The Crusaders made a winning return to Super Rugby action when they claimed a deserved 45-22 victory over the Highlanders in Christchurch.
The Super Rugby season has hit the home stretch and we take a look at what lies ahead in the road to the finals for the teams in the New Zealand conference.