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.
The holders start the defence of their Super Rugby title against their biggest rival for the New Zealand conference, the Crusaders.
Former All Blacks full-back Mils Muliaina will make his return to Super Rugby for the Chiefs in Friday's opener against the Crusaders....
With the new Super Rugby season looming large on the horizon, we take a look at each of the 15 competitors. Last up, the Chiefs!
Reigning champions the Chiefs will head into Super Rugby on the back of an impressive 43-19 victory over the Blues in Rotorua on Friday....
SANZAR has decided franchises will not be awarded four points during their bye weeks during Super Rugby 2014, it was confirmed.
The Chiefs have announced their co-captains for the new season, with Aaron Cruden joining Liam Messam as their leaders for 2014.
Chiefs and All Black second-row Brodie Retallick says he feels refreshed and ready ahead of next month's Super Rugby kick-off.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has been impressed by his quintet of returning All Blacks at the franchise's pre-season training base.
A decision on Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot's long-term rugby future is yet to be made following a serious neck injury.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has admitted that hooker and centre will be his biggest areas of selection concern in 2014.
The Chiefs have added Hawke's Bay fly-half Ihaia West to their first-team squad ahead of Super Rugby 2014 due to injury concerns.
Chiefs lock Mike Fitzgerald has his eyes set on replacing departed lock Craig Clarke in the engine room this season in Super Rugby.
New Chiefs' recruit Tom Marshall has been ruled out for two months after undergoing surgery on a damaged thumb.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is confident Sonny Bill Williams will return to Test rugby after signing a two year deal with the NZRU.
Sonny Bill Williams is to return to rugby union, confirming on Thursday a two-year deal with the NZRU and the Chiefs franchise.
Chiefs and New Zealand Maori utility back Charlie Ngatai has joined Taranaki from Wellington on a two-year deal.