Australia flanker David Pocock will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery for the second time in 12 months.
Wallabies flanker David Pocock has been ruled out of the rest of the Super Rugby season.
Round-up: Jacques-Louis Potgieter kicked 20 points to inspire the Bulls to a 25-17 victory over the Lions.
The Chiefs overcame a slow start to swarm all over a dogged Highlanders side and post a 21-19 victory in a Super Rugby match in Hamilton on Saturday.
Full-back Israel Folau maintained his red hot form with a brace of tries as the New South Wales Waratahs crushed the Queensland Reds.
Richie McCaw is expected to be sidelined for at least eight weeks of the Super Rugby season after fracturing his thumb.
South Africa's Stormers earned a 19-18 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes at Newlands.
The Melbourne Rebels have plucked another recruit from Japan, signing New Zealand-born international Male Sau for the 2014 Super Rugby season.
A rampant Blues side scored four tries in 13 minutes to overcome an early deficit and storm to a 35-24 victory against the Crusaders.
The Melbourne Rebels opened their Super Rugby season in style with five tries and a dominant 35-14 win over the visiting Cheetahs on Friday.
Auckland Blues coach John Kirwan will remain at the helm of the Super Rugby side until 2015 after extending his contract.
London Irish wing Sailosi Tagicakibau has joined the Stormers for this year's Super Rugby campaign.
Israel Folau scored a hat-trick of tries as the Waratahs posted a 43-21 bonus-point victory over the Western Force.
Marnitz Boshoff kicked 29 points to inspire the Lions to a 34-10 Super Rugby win over the Stormers at Ellis Park.
The Canterbury Crusaders' disappointing start to the Super Rugby season has been compounded by a suspected broken thumb for talisman Richie McCaw.
Extra teams in a revamped Super Rugby competition slated for 2016 will actually mean less games in the season rather than more.