Easter means a chance to kick back and relax for many, but not if you’re a professional athlete, as more Super Rugby fixtures are on the card this coming weekend.
The Rebels and the Crusaders lead the Australian and New Zealand Conferences respectively, and are guaranteed to retain their spots at the end of this round of action.
It’s a different tale in the South African conference as even the bottom-placed Lions are within a mathematical shot of dethroning the Bulls at the top.
It is the men from Joburg who kick off proceedings with a trip to Hamilton to face the Chiefs on Friday, having started their tour Down Under with a disappointing result against the Brumbies.
The Sunwolves are at home to the Hurricanes in the next match, while the Sharks close off the days proceedings by welcoming the Reds to the Tank.
Saturday begins with the New Zealand derby between the Highlanders and the Blues in Dunedin, followed by an all Aussie clash between the Waratahs – sans one homophobe – and the Rebels.
The weekend’s action concludes in the Mother City, where the Stormers and the Brumbies do battle in Newlands.
This article will be updated with the latest results andonline highlights throughout the weekend.
Super Rugby fixtures on Friday, 19 April
Chiefs vs Lions – 9:35
Sunwolves vs Hurricanes – 12:00
Sharks vs Reds – 15:05
Fixtures on Saturday, 20 April
Highlanders vs Blues – 9:35
Waratahs vs Rebels – 11:45
Stormers vs Brumbies – 15:05
Super Rugby 2019 standings and log