Crusaders extended their dominance in the 16th week of the ongoing Super Reason while Rebels inch closer to the top of the Australian Conference. Here is a roundup of all the action from the previous week.
Highlanders won the New Zealand derby game against Highlanders while other Australian teams enjoyed good outcomes with wins for Brumbies and New South Wales Waratahs.
Brumbies winger Henry Speight was deservingly named SANZAAR Player of the Week for his heroics against Sunwolves at GIO Stadium. He scored back to back tries in the second half of the game which saw Brumbies register a 41-31 win. In the process, he made 17 carries, covered 145 meters and also had seven clean breaks.
TEAM of the WEEK: #SuperRugby Week #16— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) June 5, 2018
TOTW is dominated this week by the winning teams as the Crusaders forge ahead in the ???? NZ Conference while the Waratahs and Rebels are locked into a battle for top spot in ???? Australia.
Latest standings: https://t.co/Q4a9ZnexbH pic.twitter.com/CYznstI47Z
Caleb Timu's brilliant burst to score for Reds against Waratahs following an offload from Samu Kerevi remained the standout try of the week.
RESULTS: #SuperRugby Week #16— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) June 4, 2018
Last round before June international window with @crusadersrugby cementing top spot in NZ, @MelbourneRebels winning in NZ and @NSWWaratahs stay top in Aussie Conference
Full tables: https://t.co/Q4a9ZnexbH pic.twitter.com/UZkx5SNiFr
Fri 29 Jun: Blues v Reds @ Eden Park, Auckland (19:35)
Fri 29 Jun: Rebels v Waratahs @ AAMI Park, Melbourne (19:45)
Sat 30 Jun: Highlanders v Chiefs @ ANZ Stadium, Suva (19:35)
Sat 30 Jun: Brumbies v Hurricanes @ GIO Stadium, Canberra (19:45)
Sat 30 Jun: Sunwolves v Bulls @ National Stadium, Singapore (19:55)
Sat 30 Jun: Sharks v Lions @ Jonsson Kings Park, Durban (17:15)
Sat 30 Jun: Jaguares v Stormers @ Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires (16:40)