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The Hurricanes and the All Blacks have received a huge boost after Jordie Barrett and Ardie Savea re-committed until the end of 2019.
SANZAAR have highlighted the use of the Television Match Official as a major concern for them ahead of their annual season-end review.
Wales have named their squad for this weekend’s World Cup Sevens in San Francisco and it will be one last hurrah for captain Adam Thomas.
The Reds’ Caleb Timu and Sunwolves’ Ed Quirk both received two-week bans for incidents occurring during the sides’ encounter on Saturday.
Chiefs centre Johnny Faauli has been suspended for six weeks for his dangerous tackle on Wes Goosen during their win over the Hurricanes.
Wales international Liam Williams is surprised that Saracens team-mate Alex Goode has been overlooked for England selection in recent years.
Israel Dagg has effectively ruled himself out of All Blacks selection for the rest of the year after agreeing a deal with Canon Eagles in Japan.
Melbourne Rebels number eight Amanaki Mafi has been charged by police after an alleged altercation with team-mate Lopeti Timani.
Highlights from the final regular-season round of Super Rugby.
Samoa have qualified for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after winning the second leg of the Oceania/Europe play-off against Germany 42-28.
The Sharks progressed to the Super Rugby play-offs at the expense of the Rebels as they beat the Jaguares 20-10 at Kings Park on Saturday.
The Lions secured second place in the Super Rugby standings and a possible home semi-final after defeating the Bulls 38-12 at Ellis Park.
The Brumbies wrapped up the season with a 40-31 win over Australian rivals the Waratahs in their Super Rugby clash in Sydney on Saturday.
Winger George Bridge grabbed three tries as the Crusaders romped to a 54-17 win over the Blues at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Highlanders delivered a potential knockout blow to the Rebels’ quarter-final hopes with a 43-37 victory at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Lions back-row Kwagga Smith will leave the Johannesburg-based side on a temporary basis after signing for Japanese outfit Yamaha Jubilo.
Hurricanes boss Chris Boyd has slammed Chiefs centre Johnny Faauli’s no-arms hit on Wes Goosen in Friday’s Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.
The Reds have finished the season with back-to-back wins for the first time since Round Five as they saw off the Sunwolves 48-27 in Brisbane.
Exeter Chiefs wing Alex Cuthbert has praised the club’s organisation after joining from Cardiff Blues and is looking to press for honours.
The Chiefs continued with their fine recent form despite a red card for Johnny Faauli, defeating the Hurricanes 28-24 in Hamilton on Friday.