The round-robin stage of Super Rugby is approaching the halfway mark with more high-paced action set to grace your screens.
Round six of the competition ended with the Crusaders, Waratahs and Lions all ruling the roost in their respective conferences.
They will all be looking to hang on to their spots, and the ‘Saders have already done so with a convincing victory over the Hurricanes, while the ‘Tahs could soon lose their grasp after a shock defeat to the Sunwolves.
More action is in store on Saturday, with the first sighting of a South African side coming early on as the Stormers take on the Blues in Auckland.
An Aussie derby follows soon after when the Reds and the Rebels square off at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Thereafter, all eyes will be in Durban, where the Sharks host the Bulls in what promises to be a tense encounter at Kings Park.
The action concludes in Buenos Aires, with the Jaguares welcoming the Chiefs.
Super Rugby round 7 results and highlights
Hurricanes 8-32 Crusaders
The Crusaders bounced back from what remains their only defeat this season with a clinical performance against the Hurricanes, who they thumped 32-8 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington to strengthen their title defence. Read the full report here.
Waratahs 29-31 Sunwolves
Having beaten the Crusaders in the previous round, the Waratahs were brought down to earth in spectatular fashion by the Sunwolves, who dusted themselves up following the devastating news of their imminent axing to claim a 31-29 victory. Read full report here.
Blues 24-9 Stormers
Sonny Bill Williams returned to the Auckland Blues with a hero off-load in a 24-9 win over the Stormers on Saturday.
With the match in the balance and 15 minutes to play, Williams broke the game open with a trademark miracle pass to put Otere Black over the line.
Reds 13-32 Rebels
The Rebels ran riot in Brisbane as they secured a convincing 32-13 victory over the Reds to top the Australian conference on Saturday.
Sharks 16-19 Bulls
The Bulls downed the Sharks with a late penalty goal, slotted by Handre Pollard after a brutal game that had been locked at 16-16.
The Sharks were denied a first half try but shortly after the break scored the game’s first try to claim the lead for the first time. An excellent attack from the Sharks involved multiple players, using speed power and skill before Dan du Preez scored.
The Bulls scythed open the Sharks moments later though for Jesse Kriel to score a superb try under the sticks, the centre really has a nose for the line.
The Bulls won most of the kicking battles but the Sharks were able to fashion a few opportunities.
Schalk Brits and Akker van der Merwe sullied the game with a brawl that saw both red carded.
Andre esterhuizen muscled over in the last ten minutes but the Sharks let themselves down by conceding a late scrum time penalty to the brutal Bulls pack.
Fixtures on Saturday, 30 March
All times are SAST.
Jaguares vs Chiefs – 23:40
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