The inconsistent Sharks were handed yet another reality check as they were thrashed 51-17 by the Jaguares at Kings Park Stadium in Super Rugby.
The Brumbies scored five tries on their way to a convincing 31-20 win over the Lions in Canberra.
The Chiefs continued their climb up the Super Rugby standings as they overcame the Blues 33-29 in a thrilling derby in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Stormers put on superlative defensive display to defeat the Rebels 41-24 at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Friday.
The maul has long been a key part of the game of rugby and its value has not waned over recent years and so far in this season 29 tries have been scored from mauls... but who are the maul masters?
Defending Super Rugby champions Crusaders came back from a half-time deficit to beat the Highlanders 43-17 in Christchurch on Friday.
The referee appointments for Round #9 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from 11 of the teams, including some in-form big names, as the competition heats up and we approach the halfway stage of the season.
The Blue Bulls were left stunned as a late brace of tries by Domingo Miotti saw them fall to a 20-22 defeat in their Super Rugby encouther against the Jaguares at Loftus Versveld Stadium on Saturday.
The Melbourne Rebels calmly weathered a brief attempt at a second half comeback to claim an emphatic 42-15 over the Sunwolves at AAMI Park.
The Blues held on for a hard-fought 32-29 victory over a tenacious Waratahs outfit in Auckland.
The Sharks proved too strong for the Lions and claimed a 42-5 win over their hosts in a one-sided Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg.
The Crusaders consolidated their position at the top of the Super Rugby table with a 36-14 victory over the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Reds notched up their third win of the Super Rugby season when they defeated the Stormers 24-12 in Brisbane.
The Hurricanes held out a spirited Highlanders side as they earned a 31-28 win for their fifth victory of the Super Rugby season on Friday.
We take a look at the players who put in the hard yards, hitting ruck and mauls, winning ball and who graft away tirelessly to ensure their team is on the front foot.
The referee appointments for Round #8 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed. Jaco Peyper will referee his 100th Super Rugby match.
Forwards are meant to be doing all the tough work in the middle and leaving the try scoring to the outside backs. Someone forgot to tell that to the Super Rugby class of 2019
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from 10 of the teams highlighting the competitiveness of this year's tournament with the Sunwolves leading the way with three representatives.
The Chiefs continued their Super Rugby revival after a horror start to the season with a dramatic 30-27 win over Argentina’s Jaguares in Buenos Aires.