The NZRU look to have given the green light for the Chiefs to head to France in February to play Toulon in a 'World Club championship.'
It has emerged that Sonny Bill Williams met with leading New Zealand Rugby Union officials in Sydney on Thursday.
The New Zealand Rugby League has been criticised for their decision to belatedly add Sonny Bill Williams to their World Cup squad.
Sonny Bill Williams has decided against playing in next month's rugby league World Cup, adding weight to a likely union return.
The Super Rugby season will start in South Africa with the Cheetahs hosting the Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday, February 15.
Super Rugby champions the Chiefs have added to their impressive list of recruits for 2014 by signing Tasman wing James Lowe.
Chiefs and North Harbour prop Ben Afeaki is on his way to South Africa to join the All Blacks as injury cover for Owen Franks.
Counties Manukau and Chiefs back-rower Fritz Lee has signed a three month deal with Top 14 outfit Clermont.
Although nothing is official, Australian media reports suggest that Sonny Bill Williams will be returning to the Chiefs next year.
The possibility of a match between European champions Toulon and Super Rugby champions the Chiefs is reportedly drawing closer.
Liam Messam, Sam Cane and Tawera Kerr-Barlow have all re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and their Chiefs franchise until 2015.
The New Zealand Rugby Union revealed it has made an offer to Sonny Bill Williams to return to the Chiefs next year.
Super Rugby bosses are considering splitting their three-conference system into two from 2016 and adding two teams from Argentina.
Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter has revealed that the club are close to agreeing a deal to sign Kiwi Romana Graham.
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we thought it was only right to praise the stars of the Super Rugby weekend....
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has included scrum-half TJ Perenara in his 28-man squad for the Rugby Championship.
It is time for us to put our heads on the block and give you Planet Rugby's calls for this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final action.