Colin Slade will start at fly-half for the Crusaders in Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Rebels in Melbourne.
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, it's time to hand out praise to the star performers of Super Rugby, Round Three....
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will undergo surgery to have a screw inserted into his broken thumb on Thursday.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is facing two months on the sidelines after breaking a thumb in the Crusaders' loss to the Blues.
Crusaders talisman Richie McCaw has sustained a suspected broken thumb during his side's clash with the Blues on Friday.
The Blues picked up a 35-24 victory over the Crusaders on Friday, sending the seven-time champions to their second straight defeat.
The Blues and Crusaders go toe-to-toe on Friday following respective opening round defeats which has led to a few heads rolling.
All Blacks full-back Israel Dagg has been dropped from the Crusaders' starting XV for Friday's clash with the Blues in Auckland.
Crusaders openside flanker Richie McCaw could miss the clash against the Blues in Auckland on Friday.
The Chiefs got their Super Rugby title defence off to a winning start with an 18-10 victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday....
The holders start the defence of their Super Rugby title against their biggest rival for the New Zealand conference, the Crusaders.
The Crusaders have named Tyler Bleyendaal at fly-half for Friday's New Zealand Conference opener against the Chiefs in Christchurch.
Crusaders boss Todd Blackadder claimed Richie McCaw is ready and raring to go ahead of the upcoming Super Rugby season.
Three tries by Crusaders wing Johnny McNicholl paved the way to victory for his side over the Hurricanes in Levin on Friday.
SANZAR has decided franchises will not be awarded four points during their bye weeks during Super Rugby 2014, it was confirmed.
The most decorated Super Rugby side of all time, it's now six years since the Crusaders last won a title. Is 2014 their year?
With All Blacks number eight Kieran Read being rested for the Crusaders' opener against the Chiefs, the battle is on to replace him.