The 15th week of the ongoing Super Rugby saw Crusaders stretch their winning streak to claim the pole position in the overall standings and Lions and Waratahs have managed to remain in top three despite their mixed outing in the second half.
The other New Zealand sides Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders all remain in contention for the play-offs but it is Jaguares, who have steadied themselves as they sealed their sixth straight win over Sharks and eighth overall this season to claim on to the seventh spot with Rebels at eighth place.
The SANZAAR Player of the Week award goes to Jaguares winger Ramiro Moyano Joya, who scored a hat-trick in the game against Sharks and turned provider for their fourth try in the game which saw Bautista Delguy crossing over. During the game he covered 120 metres, had three carries and made six clean breaks apart from one try assist.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: #SuperRugby Week #15— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) May 29, 2018
TOTW has players from 9 teams as @crusadersrugby consolidate number one ranking, @LionsRugbyCo & @Jaguares strengthen their positions in South Africa. Jaguares wing Ramiro Moyano is Player of Week.
Full details: https://t.co/zlITxRSmt4 pic.twitter.com/m2xuyn62rJ
Brumbies fullback Thomas Banks defeated a number of defenders from Bulls to score a vital 71st minute try at Loftus Versfeld to help his side win a tight 28-38 victory. Craig Barry's perfectly aimed kick to send Raymond Rhule over the line for Stormers during the game against Lions wasn't far from being the best either.
RESULTS: #SuperRugby Week #15— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) May 28, 2018
In NZ @Crusaders win top of table clash @ChiefsRugby @Highlanders cement positions in top 4 while @LionsRugbyCo and @JaguaresARG strengthen spots in South Africa conference, @NSWWaratahs lose ground in Australia
Full tables: https://t.co/Q4a9ZnexbH pic.twitter.com/4SIvXGqeha
Fri 1 Jun: Highlanders v Hurricanes @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (19:35)
Sat 2 Jun: Blues v Rebels @ Eden Park, Auckland (17:15)
Sat 2 Jun: Chiefs v Crusaders @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton (19:35)
Sat 2 Jun: Reds v Waratahs @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (19:45)
Sat 3 Jun: Brumbies v Sunwolves @ GIO Stadium, Canberra (16:05)
Stat Credits: Opta Sports