The Waratahs carved out a grinding 19-13 win over Western Force in an all-Australian Super Rugby derby in Sydney on Saturday.
The Crusaders kicked-off their Super Rugby campaign with a hard-fought 17-13 triumph over the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
A rampant Hurricanes began the defence of their Super Rugby title by pulverising Japan's Sunwolves 83-17 on Saturday.
The Reds scored two late tries to grab a fighting 28-26 Super Rugby win over South Africa's Sharks in Brisbane on Friday.
The Chiefs defeated the Highlanders 24-15 on Friday, ending a six-game losing streak against their New Zealand rivals.
Rieko Ioane scored a hat-trick as the Blues demolished the Rebels 56-18 to launch the new Super Rugby season in Melbourne.
Jeremy Ward, captain of the 2016 Junior Boks, spoke to Sky Sports ahead of his debut for the Sharks on Friday.
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Hat-tricks from the wings, a continental midfield pairing and try-scoring front rowers feature in our team of the week.
Will Greenwood picks his favourite moments from the week, including a referee making history in National League One.
Stuart Barnes on a great Sunday for the Premiership's northern clubs and concerns for Test rugby in the southern hemisphere.
A brilliant Stuart Hogg performance and Dylan Hartley's future feature in Stuart Barnes' Six Nations talking points.
Will Greenwood says that Owen Farrell is one of the top three players in the world and should be a contender to captain the Lions this summer.
Stuart Hogg celebrating his 50th cap with a peach of a try, CJ Stander and Lydia Thompson's hat-tricks all feature.