The Week 17 in the ongoing season of Super Rugby saw Waratahs reach the knock-out stage while Crusaders maintained their winning streak and dominance in New Zealand Conference. Reds, Chiefs, Hurricanes also emerged victorious last weekend with Bulls bringing a halt to Jaguares' winning streak.
Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has been named the SANZAAR Player of the Week for his stellar performance in the game against Blues where he scored four tries and also played a pivotal role in setting the opening try for the side as they completed a 42-24 victory at Westpac Stadium. He also had eight carries, defeated 10 defenders, covered 119 meters and in the process also had three clean breaks.
TEAM OF WEEK: #SuperRugby Week #18— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) July 9, 2018
Penultimate TOTW for the normal season before we head into Finals. TOTW has players from eight different teams with the @Hurricanesrugby Ngani Laumape Player of the Week.
Full details: https://t.co/Bh8OsvaJ2X pic.twitter.com/Ixj92b7U2h
Fly-half Damian McKenzie's performance against Brumbies has been declared the try of the week as he breached a number of defenders to go over the line before the break.
RESULTS: @SuperRugby Week #18— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) July 9, 2018
Penultimate round sees @NSWWaratahs & @crusadersrugby claim top spots in their conferences with South Africa title to be a battle in last round between @LionsRugbyCo and @JaguaresARG
Full conference tables: https://t.co/Q4a9ZnexbH pic.twitter.com/91TSvFPBj0
Fri 13 July: Chiefs v Hurricanes @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton (19:35)
Fri 13 July: Reds v Sunwolves @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (19:45)
Sat 14 July: Highlanders v Rebels @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (17:15)
Sat 14 July: Crusaders v Blues @ AMI Stadium, Christchurch (19:35)
Sat 14 July: Waratahs v Brumbies @ Allianz Stadium, Sydney (19:45)
Sat 14 July: Lions v Bulls @ Emirates Stadium, Johannesburg (15:05)
Sat 14 July: Sharks v Jaguares @ Jonsson Kings Park, Durban (17:15)