The Waratahs claimed their third victory of the season as they got the better of the Reds in a close one, winning 29-26 at Suncorp Stadium.
The Chiefs moved provisionally top of the Super Rugby standings on Saturday after they saw off an impressive and committed Sunwolves side 27-20.
The Highlanders recorded their highest ever total against the Stormers when they thrashed the South African franchise 59-14 at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Round 10.
Shortly Matt Todd will join the six players currently playing in the Crusaders squad that have earned 100 games of experience in the competition, more than any other team in the competition.
The Round 9 team of the week has representatives from nine of the teams with the player of the week being Highlanders centre Matt Faddes who scored two tries, had 15 carries and ran for 174 metres against the Sunwolves in Invercargill.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 10 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The Sharks and Rebels each had a player red carded on Saturday as they played out a 9-9 draw in their Super Rugby meeting in Durban.
The Bulls' recent resurgence continued when they claimed a 20-14 victory over the Cheetahs in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Chiefs ended their tour on a high with a hard-fought 16-7 victory over the Western Force in Perth.
The Crusaders recorded their highest ever score over the Stormers, scoring eight tries and winning 57-24 in Christchurch.
The Highlanders made it five wins in a row when they beat the spirited Sunwolves 40-15 at Invercargill Stadium.
The Lions were made to work hard before securing a 24-21 victory over a spirited Jaguares side in Johannesburg on Friday.
The Kings secured a massively significant 26-17 come-from-behind victory over the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday.
Eight converted tries from the Hurricanes ensured a comprehensive 56-21 win over the Brumbies in Hamilton on Friday.
Super Rugby 2017 has already seen its fair share of point scoring achievements, but it’s the final quarter of games that have proven to be the most fruitful for teams looking to pile on the points or catch up to their opposition.
The Round 8 team of the week has a formidable and experienced backrow in Kieran Read, George Smith and Jerome Kaino. It is led by mercurial Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett who ran for 204 metres, made four clean breaks and beat 9 defenders against the Blues in Auckland.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 9 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The Bulls picked up only their second victory of 2017 on Saturday as they got the better of the Jaguares, winning 26-13 at Loftus Versfeld.
The Lions earned a hard-fought 16-29 victory over the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday
A blistering comeback from the Chiefs ensured they emerged 41-27 victors over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Rebels claimed their first Super Rugby win of the season when they beat the Brumbies 19-17 in Melbourne on Saturday.
A late try from Mark Abbott secured a 28-24 win for the Hurricanes over the Blues in a thrilling contest in Auckland on Saturday.
The Reds got their campaign back on track when they claimed a deserved 47-34 victory over the Kings in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Crusaders made it seven wins from seven in 2017 when they cruised to a deserved eight-try 50-3 victory over the Sunwolves in Christchurch.
The Hurricanes are by far the most potent attacking team in the competition so far in 2017; their 285 points scored in just six games so far are 44 more than any other team in the competition and 85 more than the next most potent New Zealand outfit.
SANZAAR would like to congratulate Crusader's prop Wyatt Crockett who will set a Super Rugby appearance record on Friday when he lines up for the BNZ Crusaders in Christchurch against the Sunwolves in Round 8.
Players from 8 different teams make this weeks team that is led by Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie who continues to be one of Super Rugby's most potent attacking players with 16 carries and 132 metres gained against the Stormers in Cape Town.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 8 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The Western Force were able to just see off a willing Kings side to win 46-41 in a thriller at nib Stadium in Perth.
The Sharks battled past a spirited Jaguares side to claim a 18-13 victory at King's Park in Durban on Saturday.
Siya Kolisi led his charges to an incredible 34-26 victory in a thriller at Newlands Stadium.
The Brumbies consolidated their spot at the top of the Australian Conference when they beat the Reds 43-10 in Canberra on Saturday.
The Highlanders' recent resurgence continued when they claimed a hard-fought 26-20 victory over the Blues in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Sunwolves claimed their first win of the Super Rugby season with a thrilling 21-20 comeback victory over the Bulls in Tokyo.
The Hurricanes moved a point behind the Crusaders at the top of the New Zealand table after they beat the Waratahs 38-28 at Westpac Stadium despite a red card to Beauden Barrett.
Players from 11 different teams make this weeks team that is led by Stormers fullback SP Marias who ran for 98 metres, produced seven offloads and assisted in four tries - which is the most since 2011 - against the Cheetahs in Cape Town.
After a 6th round of Super Rugby action which saw no derbies, rugby fans will be treated to a brace of exciting national rivalries in Round 7 this weekend...
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 7 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The Crusaders made it six victories from six so far in Super Rugby as they got the better of the Waratahs, winning 41-22 at Allianz Stadium.
The Stormers made it five victories out of five in Super Rugby this season as they outclassed the Cheetahs, winning 53-10 at Newlands.
The Lions moved five points clear at the Africa 2 summit after they won a thrilling derby against the Sharks 34-29 at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Hurricanes' class shone through to overcome a spirited Reds side 34-15 in Brisbane.
The Chiefs came from behind to claim a 28-12 win against the stubborn Bulls in Hamilton.
The Blues managed to overcome a sturdy Force defence to claim a 24-15 victory in Auckland.
The Highlanders claimed their third win of the season as they were too good for the Rebels, winning 51-12 in Dunedin.
The starting point for more tries than any other source this campaign, the lineout is the crux around which a Super Rugby attack is built and in 2017 there is already a clear cut strategy from teams to ensure they retain possession as often as possible from the throw.
It’s not enough to have a starting XV capable of controlling the game anymore; an experienced and ample helping of bench players is crucial to maintaining a consistent performance across an 80-minute Super Rugby fixture.
Player of the week is Lions Flanker Jaco Kriel who made more clean breaks and beat more defenders than any other forward in Round 5 against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 6 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The Jaguares retained their unbeaten home record when they claimed a 22-8 victory over the Reds in Buenos Aires