Big Chiefs top Super Rugby Log
The Stormers, who swam into the Shark tank as log leaders, gasped for air for much of their match before succumbing 25-20 to a resurgent Sharks team desperate to get their campaign back on track!
A revved up Brumbies team witnessed a reverse on their Australian Conference log lead by 5 points after suffering a 12-13 loss to defending champions the Reds, while the Seven-time Champion Crusaders entity enjoyed a shift to fifth place berth following a bye ahead of the Sharks.
The Highlanders broke off a 10-year jinx as they held out to finish strong against a shattered Blues outfit to lay claim to a 27-20 victory, while the Hurricanes racked up a handsome nine try tally to demolish the Melbourne Rebels 66-24 in Wellington.
In the weekend’s other games, a valiant Cheetahs side held on in a tense finish to pip the Waratahs 35-34 in Bloemfontein, while Australia’s coach-less Western Force prevailed in the battle of the Super 15 cellar-dwellers, beating South Africa’s Lions 17-11 in Perth.