Given the mixed performances, it's impossible to predict who the top six teams will be for Super Rugby, writes Andy Capostagno.
If the Hamilton team's determination is anything to go by, the Sharks have a mountain to climb if they want to win the Super Rugby title.
If the Hamilton rugby team's determination is anything to go by, the Sharks have a mountain to climb.
The Bulls are significantly dehorned with their favourite comeback kid back on coaching duty.
The IRB must stop being precious and return the scrum to the players – and referees to the fringes.
The Super Rugby season has barely started, but the Kiwis are already under a long white cloud.
Frans Steyn tops the list of World Cup winners who are getting back to their best in Super Rugby this season.
South African Super Rugby teams the Stormers and the Bulls have both made "emergency" player signings early in the season.
The Cape rugby team have something to prove after a public dressing down from captain Jean de Villiers.
Pretoria's Blue Bulls will have to move with the times, even if it means disposing of a few prime assets.