Super Rugby AU Round 2 saw the first 'Super Time' take place, but instead of an exciting spectacle to determine a winner, the clock ticked away as scrums ate away the time and a kick-fest quickly turned fans away.
The Crusaders' blockbuster with the Blues certainly didn't disappoint, as Richie Mo'unga dominated from fly-half and gave Leon MacDonald something to ponder as a result. Catch up with all the weekend's Super Rugby Aotearoa action here.
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has urged his former employers to be strong in their negotiations over the future of Super Rugby and that New Zealand Rugby owed trans-Tasman neighbours Australia no favours.
The Rebels and Reds drew 18-18 in a scrappy Super Rugby AU contest played out in front of a small crowd at Brookvale Oval on Friday after the novelty of golden point extra time failed to separate the sides.
The constant stream of New Zealand derbies in Super Rugby Aotearoa is taking a heavy physical toll on players, and teams are having to prioritize recovery during the week, Wellington Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has said.
Waratahs coach Rob Penney has backed Australia to go it alone should New Zealand not play ball on a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition in 2021.
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
2:05 AM, April 26, 2020