Super Rugby: Week 4 Review


Sharks 27 Reds 22

The Sharks have ended the Red's unbeaten start to the season after a remarkable second half comeback. The Sharks had been trailing by 17 points but battled back into the game with tries from Riaan Viljoen and Keegan Daniel. Will Genia could have sealed the game for the Reds however, he missed the conversion for Nick Frisby's try and a relatively easy penalty. This came back to haunt the Reds as the Sharks pulled infront.

Hurricanes 17 Highlanders 19

The Higlanders stretched their unbeaten start with a 19-17 victory over the Hurricanes in Wellington. Colin Slade helped his side get the victory, contributing 16 points through a converted try and three penalties. The Hurricanes were leading up until the 75th minute when replacement Chris Noakes slotted home the winning penalty to seal the close win.

Waratahs 20 Force 21

Western Force managed to grab their first win of the campaign and pull off a huge surprise victory against the Waratahs on Saturday. 16 points from David Harvey, who had joined earlier in the week on a short-term contract, and a try from Samu Wara shocked the hosts. The Waratahs got off to a flying start in the third minute when Adam Ashley-Cooper went in and scored the try but the Force fought back and grabbed the vital win.

Stormers 27 Blues 17

The Stormers made it three wins out of three after a commanding win against the Blues in Cape Town. They are now the only the second side still unbeaten so far in Super Rugby. They were helped through 17 points coming from the boot of Joe Pietersen and tries from Bryran Habana and Jean de Villiers. The Blues responded through tries from Benson Stanley and Charlie Faumuina but ill-discpline cost them the game.

Chiefs 29 Brumbies 22

The Chiefs left it late but they dug deep and stole the win from the Brumbies after a great comeback in the last 10 minutes. With 70minutes remaining, they were 22-22 through a late try from the Brumbies. They thought they had stolen a draw from the home side but with 2 minutes remaining, Jackson Willison scored in the corner and Aaron Cruden converted from the touchline.

Rebels 26 Cheetahs 33

The Cheetahs got their first win of Super Rugby this season through an injury time try. Piet van Zyl went over with the last phase of the game. The Rebels had done a great job getting back into the game, after trailing 20-10 at half time but James O' Connor had a superb second half scoring 16 points. However penalties from  Johan Goosen had kept the Cheetahs within touching distance and in the dying moments the Cheetahs stole victory.