Saturday's Super Rugby action saw wins for Melbourne Rebels, and the Crusaders whilst the Blues and Reds battled to a 25-25 draw.
In Tokyo, the Melbourne Rebels condemned the Japanese Superwolves to their fourth consecutive defeat with a bonus-point 35-9 win.
Jordy Reid, Ben Meehan, Tom English and Sean McMahon all crossed the line, with Jack Debreczeni kicking 13 points and Daniel Hawkins a further two in a rout that continued the Japanese's wait for a first Super Rugby win.
The Sunwolves had little answer, leading only for nine minutes after Tusi Pisi's second-minute penalty, with the same man later booting over two more.
Spectators at the AMI Stadium meanwhile were treated to 11 tries as the Crusaders crushed the Kings 57-24.
The home side ran in eight of those five-pointers in a dominant showing in Christchurch, posting their second win of the season in the process.
Nemani Nadolo (two), Johnny McNicholl, Ben Funnell, Richie Mo'unga, Mitchell Drummond, Jone Macilai-Tori and Jimmy Tupou all crossed the line, with Mo'unga tagging on 11 points with the boot and Ben Volavola six.
Luzuko Vulindlu, Edgard Marutlulle and Chris Cloete touched down in reply for the Kings.
Across the Tasman Sea in Queensland the Reds and Blues played out a thrilling 25-25 draw on Saturday, with Ihaia West emerging as the hero for the away side.
The Blues trailed by three points when West punted a penalty three minutes into time added on, following on from his own try and other scores from Bryn Hall and Billy Guyton.
West ended with 15 points as the game's stand-out performer, helping his side to the draw after scores from Chris Feauai-Sautia, Samu Kerevi and Jake McIntyre had put the Reds in front.