The Melbourne Rebels delivered a patchy performance in their six point loss to the Crusaders and five-eighth Bryce Hegarty says isn't acceptable.
The Hurricanes have produced an extravagant nine-try 60-27 Super Rugby win over the Cheetahs to celebrate skipper Conrad Smith's 100th game.
Wallabies great John Eales has thrown his support behind an Australian gay rugby tournament at his former sporting domain in Queensland.
The Highlanders have one of the worst defensive records in Super Rugby.
The Melbourne Rebels were dealt their second successive Super Rugby loss when the Crusaders triumphed 25-19 at AAMI Park.
Chiefs loose forward Tanerau Latimer has celebrated his 100th Super Rugby match with a try and a 36-20 win over the Stormers in Hamilton.
The Western Force will notch consecutive wins for the first time since 2011 if they can beat the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.
Coach Sir John Kirwan says Benji Marshall will get a chance at first five-eighth, but fullback is the best present fit for the former NRL star.
Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen has dismissed underdogs talk ahead of his side's blockbuster Super Rugby derby against the Waratahs.
Ireland, England and France all head into Saturday's final round of rugby's Six Nations matches with a chance of winning the title.
Western Force coach Michael Foley has named the same team that beat the Melbourne Rebels for tomorrow's Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin.
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