The Crusaders have cruised to a 41-17 victory over the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park.
The Brumbies restored some pride in Australian rugby by claiming the first Kiwi scalp of Super Round with a hard-fought 28-17 victory over the Highlanders.
The Queensland Reds saw a Super Rugby Pacific victory go up in smoke after blowing an early lead to crash to a painful 35-17 defeat to the Hurricanes.
Continuing to improve their game, the Highlanders feel they will produce more consistent winning results in the second half of Super Rugby Pacific.
NSW Waratahs' hopes of claiming an early Kiwi scalp at AAMI Park were brought undone by some ill-disciplined rugby, with the Chiefs capitalising to bank a 51-27 Super Rugby Pacific victory.
Round 10 sees Melbourne become the epicentre for Super Rugby Pacific with the historic Super Round being played at AAMI Park.
Turning around a loss to the Blues while on the road for 23 days in Australia will be the goal for the Crusaders in Super Rugby Pacific, starting with their Sunday game against the Rebels in Super Round Melbourne, presented by Fiji Airways.
Moana Pasifika's round ten clash with the Western Force has been cancelled due to COVID cases in the Force camp.
Ryan and Lachlan Lonergan are looking to cap off their long-term extensions with a win as the Brumbies prepare for the Highlanders.
Preparing to play the Chiefs on Friday in the first of six games in the Melbourne Super Round, the Waratahs believe they have the legs to be more competitive than they were in 2021.
Hanging on for a desperate 22-21 Super Rugby Pacific win over the Highlanders, the Hurricanes now look comfortable in the top-eight place but must find improvements against Australian sides.
The NSW Waratahs have produced the hottest of starts to set up a 41-24 win over a depleted Western Force in their Super Rugby Pacific clash at Perth's HBF Park.
That was Blues coach Leon MacDonald's message after his side's 27-23 DHL Super Rugby Pacific win over the Crusaders in Christchurch on Good Friday.
Centre Alex Nankivell and wing Etene Nanai-Seturo have scored two tries each to lead the Chiefs to a 45-12 Super Rugby Pacific win over Moana Pasifika in Hamilton.
The Hurricanes have held on for a thrilling 22-21 Super Rugby Pacific victory after the Highlanders were denied a try after the full-time siren.
The Queensland Reds have held on for a 36-32 victory over the Melbourne Rebels in their Super Rugby Pacific match on Good Friday at AAMI Park.
Taking the chances they missed in their first game against the Hurricanes will be the goal in what Highlanders captain Aaron Smith calls a critical Super Rugby Pacific game in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Blues have overcome the Crusaders 27-23 in a match between the top-ranked New Zealand teams in Super Rugby Pacific on Friday, claiming their first win in Christchurch in 18 years.
With Super Round just a week away, teams will be looking to impress in the final round of local derbies as we head into round nine.
Intense competition for positions is driving the Waratahs to be better