The Crusaders have secured the services of three of their front rowers for at least the two years.
Hooker Ben Funnell and loosehead prop Tim Perry have re-signed through to 2019 while tighthead prop Oliver Jager has signed through to 2020. Full story
The Wallabies have been hard at work in their preparation for the Rugby Championship
Karmichael Hunt ruled out for 6-8 weeks
The 30-year-old has syndesmosis in his ankle and will spend roughly two months on the sidelines. Full story
Super Rugby playoffs
ACT Brumbies vs Hurricanes
Wes Goosen scored a brace as the Hurricanes scored 20 unanswered points in the 2nd half to secure their place in the semi-final. Full highlights, stats and reaction here
Christian Leali'ifano made his long-awaited return to Super Rugby after being diagnosed with Leukaemia less than a year ago
Dane Coles also made his return to Super Rugby after his battle with a concussion.
Crusaders vs Highlanders
The Crusaders held the Highlanders scoreless as they secured a 17-0 victory in difficult conditions. Full highlights, stats and reaction here
Lions vs Sharks
A long range Ruan Combrinck penalty sent the Lions into the semi-finals, as the Lions edged the Sharks 23-21 in Johannesburg. Full highlights, stats and reaction here
Stormers vs Chiefs
Aaron Cruden threw a 30m pass to Shaun Stevenson who scored with his first touch of the game, subsequently ending the Stormers Super Rugby campaign. Full highlights, stats and reaction here
Super Rugby semi finals confirmed
The Chiefs will travel back to New Zealand to face the Crusaders in Christchurch while the Hurricanes will meet the Lions in Johannesburg.
Free State Cheetahs vs Natal Sharks
The reigning Currie Cup Champions Cheetahs started their defence of their Currie Cup title as they beat the Sharks 47-12. Match reaction
Griquas vs Blue Bulls
96 points were scored during the Griquas and Bulls opening Currie Cup match with the men from Pretoria scoring a late try to win 45-51. Match stats and more here
Pumas vs Golden Lions
The Pumas claimed their first big scalp of the season as they beat the Golden Lions 43-36 in Nelspruit. Match Reaction