Updated: 7 weeks 1 day ago
Stormers and South Africa flanker Schalk Burger has signed a two-year contract with Japanese side Suntory Goliath.
Chris Boyd and John Plumtree will reunite as Super Rugby coaches in 2015 - this time on home soil with the Hurricanes.
Wellington-born full-back Jason Woodward has inked a deal that will see him leave the Rebels for the Hurricanes ahead of 2015.
A last-second drop-goal from Jaco Taute helped the Stormers to a 21-19 win over the table-topping Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
The Bulls' play-off hopes took a knock when they suffered a 32-21 loss to the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Brumbies revived their title hopes when they secured a deserved 37-10 victory over the Melbourne Rebels in Canberra on Saturday.
The Blues maintained their unbeaten record at Eden Park this season with a 37-24 victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The Waratahs continued their march toward the Super Rugby knockouts with a 33-17 win over the Chiefs in New Plymouth on Saturday.
The Highlanders' play-off hopes were dealt a massive blow on Friday as they slipped to a 38-31 defeat to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
The combination of determination and desperation in the Lions setup could prompt the Bulls to revert to a defensive approach on Saturday.
An inconsistent performance from play-off contenders the Crusaders ended in a 30-7 victory over the upstart Western Force.
In 20 previous matches between the Sharks and the Stormers, both sides have been victorious on 10 occasions.
Recalled Brumbies wing Clyde Rathbone has announced that he will retire at the end of the Super Rugby season.
Two of the favourites for the title clash in New Plymouth on Saturday as the Chiefs face the Waratahs in a key game for the hosts.
No visiting team has won at Eden Park this year but the Hurricanes must do exactly that if they are to keep their play-off hopes on track.
Sharks boss Jake White said Springbok centre Frans Steyn is being managed so that he can play for the Durban-based outfit.
Back on a home soil after a gruesome tour of South Africa, the Brumbies need to regroup and that starts against the Rebels on Saturday.
Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis says he was disappointed but not angered by his omission from Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies squad.
Western Force boss Michael Foley has made two changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Sharks boss Jake White was happy with the performance of stand-in fly-half Frans Steyn against the Lions, saying "he was fantastic".