A two-haul by Marika Koroibete wasn't enough to save the Melbourne Rebels from a disappointing 32-17 loss to the Bulls, which blew their chance to regain the Australian Super Rugby conference lead.
There are just five rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, the Australian and South African conferences very much in the balance. Follow all the team news for Round 14 here.
Star recruit Matt Toomua didn't know how to find his home after training on day one but says he'll be ready for the Melbourne Rebels' Super Rugby clash against the Bulls on Friday night if required.
He refuses to talk up his chances but Dane Haylett-Petty has done his hopes of taking over the Wallabies fullback jersey no harm with a superb performance in Melbourne's Super Rugby win over Queensland.
Melbourne have cracked a confidence-boosting win over Queensland to reaffirm their position at the top of the Australian Super Rugby conference.
Having come off the bench in impressive fashion last week, Billy Meakes has been restored to the Rebels starting side against the Reds. Coming up against Samu Kerevi, this is the Rebels' midfielders' big World Cup chance.
London Irish have signed Australia international Adam Coleman ahead of the 2019-20 season, joining Sekope Kepu, Waisake Naholo and Paddy Jackson in signing for the club this week.
Melbourne playmaker Quade Cooper admits the return to Super Rugby has taken a toll early in the season, leaving him feeling wrecked physically and mentally.
Sunday rugby returns in Round 13 with the Brumbies hosting the Sunwolves, while Friday night sees two crucial derby matches in both Australia and New Zealand.
The Rebels' valiant fightback couldn't overcome a nightmare start as they went down 29-19 to the Hurricanes in a peculiar Super Rugby match in Wellington.
Aaron Mauger has the Otago-based franchise humming, while the Reds can press a strong playoff claim this weekend. In South Africa, the teams each have key players injured.
Super Rugby has a full slate of seven games in Round 12, highlighted by two trans-Tasman clashes on Saturday evening.
The Chiefs face a potentially season-defining clash with the Hurricanes while the Waratahs host the Sharks at what will be just the second match at Sydney's new Bankwest Stadium. Follow all the team listings for Round 11 here.
Both the Australian and African conferences were turned upside down this week with the Brumbies and Reds shocking their African rivals, while Bernard Foley produced under pressure in a Wallabies audition against Quade Cooper. Your Round 10 review is here.
The Waratahs were always going to be under the pump to make up for the absence of Israel Folau, and with their impressive second half turn around to seal a 23-20 win the side showed they could step up without their linchpin.
The NSW Waratahs have breathed fresh life into their Super Rugby campaign with a crucial comeback win over the conference-leading Melbourne Rebels.
We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!
All eyes will be on the Waratahs as they take to the field without Israel Folau for the first time since his controversial Instagram post, while round 10 is also highlighted by a New Zealand derby.
Melbourne Rebels blew a golden opportunity to take a stranglehold on the Australian conference but, more worryingly, the Stormers showed what happens when you frustrate Quade Cooper. Your Round 9 review is here.
Melbourne's South African curse has continued with the Rebels going down 41-24 to the struggling Stormers in Friday's Super Rugby clash.
Melbourne centre Billy Meakes has escaped suspension for foul play in the Rebels' Super Rugby win over the Sunwolves last Saturday night.
Super Rugby round 9 is highlighted by the Blues playing for their fifth consecutive win as they look firmly placed in the playoff race, while the Reds go on tour and the Sharks aim to solidify their place at the top of their conference.
Reece Hodge bagged a hat-trick as Melbourne extended their lead at the top of the Australian Super Rugby conference with a crushing 42-15 win over the Sunwolves on Saturday night.
Super Rugby round 8 is highlighted by the Crusaders returning home for the first time since the Christchurch terror attacks to take on the Brumbies, in what is sure to be an emotional night.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
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- REBEL4thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 58 Tries ScoredCRUS1st4558
- REBEL7thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 179 Points DifferenceCRUS1st5179