The Western Force gave a good account of themselves but ultimately went down 31-14 to the Brumbies in Friday's Super Rugby AU clash in Canberra.
In every pack a coach hopes he has his workhorse, the player with a high work ethic and an unending desire to be in the battle... who are they in Super Rugby AU?
Big wins to the Brumbies and Reds in Round #8 sees then open up a gap to third in the standings... but which players stood out?
The Brumbies produced a stunning second-half blitz to beat the Waratahs 38-11 at a rain-soaked GIO Stadium in Canberra.
James O'Connor scored 22 points as the Reds inflicted a humiliating 57-5 defeat on the luckless Force in Queensland.
Which Super Rugby AU teams score most points in the first quarter or half, which teams finish off the opposition best in second half, who are the top try and points scorers in last quarter?
The 10-round Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament delivered big time with plenty of action, drama and sublime rugby on display as All Blacks went head-to-head...
Rugby Australia has confirmed the final round of Vodafone Super Rugby AU will be a ‘Super Saturday’ with teams fighting it out for a berth in the Finals Series.
Wins to the Waratahs and Reds in Round #7 has intensified the battle for Finals places... with several players hitting form at the right time
It was an exceptional 10-round tournament that was won by Crusaders... so who made the team of the tournament?
The Reds moved up to second on the Super Rugby AU table after a late try from Hamish Stewart handed them a precious 19-3 bonus-point victory over the Rebels in Brisbane.
The Highlanders brought down the curtain on the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition with a 38-21 victory against the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Waratahs continued their recent resurgence with a 28-8 win over the Western Force in Friday's Super Rugby AU clash on the Gold Coast.
The Round #10 match between the Blues and Crusaders has been cancelled following the NZ Government implementing lockdown levels that prohibit events taking place for the next 12 days.
Jonah Lomu, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Tendai Mtawarira... all legendary ball carriers but who has dominated in Super Rugby Aotearoa and AU?
No team in the New Zealand competition has lost more than one game in Super Rugby Aotearoa after having scored the opening try of the game on the day...
The Crusaders secured the Aotearoa trophy in New Zealand with a round to spare while in Australia the form book was turned on its head...
The Crusaders were made to work hard but got the job done as they secured a 32-22 victory over the Highlanders in Christchurch on Sunday.
The Reds were no match for the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday, as the home side completed a dominant 45-12 bonus-point victory.
The Chiefs' miserable Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign came to an end in Wellington on Saturday, as the Hurricanes secured a 31-18 victory to keep their title hopes alive.