The Hurricanes-Highlanders Super 15 final "is going to be brutal", according to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
Wallaby star Israel Folau says he will play for Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes at the end of the Australian season.
Former SA Test referee Jonathan Kaplan has hit out at Australian commentator Phil Kearns for his criticism of Craig Joubert.
Israel Folau has signed a new 3-year deal to remain with the Australian Rugby Union and Waratahs until the end of 2018.
Craig Joubert deserves plaudits for making a gutsy call against the home side in the Super Rugby semis, writes Herman Mostert .
There was a dig at a crucial refereeing decision but it was a philosophical, not fuming, Michael Cheika who signed off as Waratahs coach.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has paid special tribute to his unsung pack after the Dunedin-based side stunned the Waratahs.
The first of the semi-finals of the Super 15 series will be between the Hurricanes and Australia's Brumbies.
Tries aplenty can be expected when the Waratahs duke it out with the similarly attack-minded Highlanders for a place in the Super Rugby final.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for their Super Rugby semi-final clash against the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Waratahs suffered a major blow ahead of the semi-final against the Highlanders when centre Kurtley Beale failed a fitness test.
There is no room at the Waratahs for Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper , assistant coach Daryl Gibson has said.
South Africa's Craig Joubert will referee Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final between the Waratahs and Highlanders in Sydney.
The race for the Super Rugby title is down to four with back-to-back semi-finals to be played on June 27.
The Waratahs off field game is almost as good as their on the field game and Aaron Smith knows it!