A 77th-minute Corey Toole try has allowed the Brumbies to extend their streak against the NSW Waratahs to 11 games after stealing a come-from-behind 40-36 Super Rugby Pacific victory.
Melbourne have been blasted off the park in a frantic opening 40 minutes, falling to Fijian Drua 38-28 in their Super Rugby Pacific clash in Suva.
Winger Emoni Narawa has scored two first-half tries as the Chiefs extended their winning start to the Super Rugby Pacific season to six matches with a 20-13 win over the Blues.
The depleted Crusaders have made it 12 straight wins over the Queensland Reds, who are again counting the costs of unforced errors in a second-straight Super Rugby Pacific loss.
The Dunedin, New Zealand-based Highlanders have dominated the second half after a tight and high-scoring first half to beat Moana Pasifika 45-17 in a sixth-round match in Super Rugby Pacific.
The action steps up another notch in round six with the Chiefs putting their unbeaten record on the line against the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday night and plenty of other pulsating encounters across the weekend.
Performing well on occasions, but not for consistent periods, is what the Blues want to overcome when taking on the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
Time spent on stoppages in Super Rugby Pacific has been dramatically reduced, with the introduction of a raft of law variations inspiring a more fluid and entertaining spectacle for fans in 2023.
Fullback Joe Pincus believes the Melbourne Rebels' early season trial in Fiji will have them ready for anything as they prepare for the Drua.
Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White has shut down any claims the Waratahs will be vulnerable despite their slow start to the season.
Improvements in their injury list, and their lineout performance against the Fijian Drua at the weekend, have boosted the Highlanders ahead of their game with Moana Pasifika on Friday in Auckland.
Banking a 30–17 win over the Force, the Blues immediately turned their thoughts to their round six DHL Super Rugby Pacific game against the competition-leading Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Western Force's struggles in New Zealand have continued with a 30-17 loss to the highly professional Blues.
Moana Pasifika's torrid start to this season's Super Rugby Pacific goes on thanks to a 59-0 hammering by the title-chasing Hurricanes in Auckland.
Melbourne have won a helter-skelter Super Rugby Pacific clash against Queensland with the lead changing hands six times at AAMI Park.
The injury-hit Highlanders conceded the first try of the match, then scored five of their own in the first half on the way to a 57-24 win over the Fijian Drua in Super Rugby Pacific.
The unbeaten, table-topping Chiefs have heaped more pain on the NSW Waratahs with an uninspiring 24-14 Super Rugby Pacific victory in Sydney.
A short-handed Brumbies line-up has been brushed aside in Christchurch, smashed 35-17 by the Crusaders in their Super Rugby Pacific clash.
Trans-Tasman bragging rights are at stake this weekend with three classic Kiwi v Aussie showdowns highlighting an intriguing round five of Super Rugby Pacific.
The Waratahs are confident their depth can hold up as the club deals with a growing injury toll