What Happened Elsewhere? – Round 18

What Happened Elsewhere? – Round 18

The Plus500 Brumbies fell to the Chiefs in Waikato, 24 -19 with a late comeback by the Brumbies being thwarted in controversial circumstances. Here, we’re taking a look at the rest of the action from Round 18.

Crusaders 45 – 22 Highlanders

The crusaders turned on the style against the Highlanders at the temporarily named, ‘Wyatt Crockett Stadium’, celebrating the veteran loosehead’s 200th Super Rugby game.

CRUSADERS 45 (T: George bridge 2, David Havili, Scott Barrett, Richie Mo’unga ; C: Mo’unga 4; P: Mo’unga 4 )

HIGHLANDERS 22 (T: Tyrel Lomax, Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo; C: Lima Sopoaga 2; P: Sopoaga)


Hurricanes 42 – 24 Blues

Ngani Laumape was in stunning form as the ‘Canes bounced back from their loss in Canberra to beat the Hurricanes convincingly at the Westpac Stadium. The bruising centre scored four tries, his link play with Beauden Barrett producing one of the tries of the season.

HURRICANES 42 (T: Julian Savea, Ngani Laumape 4, Beauden Barrett; C: Jordie Barrett)

BLUES 24 (T: Reiko Ionae 2, Akira Ionae; C: Perofeta 3; P: Perofeta )


Reds 37 -23 Rebels


The Reds heaped some pressure on the Rebels going into the final round as the Queenslander’s notched a big win over their interstate rivals. A penalty try in the 25th minute was a highlight, the Reds scrum and particularly Taniela Tupou absolutely rampant over the Rebels.

REDS 37 (T: Penalty, Izack, Filipo Daugunu, Jonno Lance Rodda; C: Lance 3; P: Lance 3)

REBELS 23 (T: Angus Cottrell, Jack Maddocks; C: Reece Hodge 2; P: Hodge 3)

Waratahs 77 – 25 Sunwolves



The Waratahs racked up twelve tries on a remarkable night in Sydney, with eight of the total coming in the second half. The Sunwolves were competitive in the first before the ‘Tahs turned up the heat, Israel Folau, Taqele Naiyaravoro and Alex Newsome each bagging a brace.

WARATAHS 77 (T: Sekope Kepu, Israel Folau 2, Kurtley Beale, Ned Hanigan, Nick Phipps, Taqele Naiyaravoro 2, Curtis Rona, Michael Wells, Alex Newsome 2; C: Bernard Foley 7; P: Foley)

SUNWOLVES 25 (T: Akihito Yamada, Michael Leitch ; C: Hayden Parker 2; P: Parker 2)

Stormers 27 -16 Sharks

The Stormers gave the Brumbies and Rebels hope in their quest for finals footy by beating the Sharks at Newlands, blitzing the Durbanites with three first-half tries.


STORMERS  27 (T: Cobus Wiese, EW Viljoen, Raymond Rhule ; C: Joshua Stander 3; P: Stander 2)

SHARKS 16 (T: Cobus Van Wyk; C: Robert Du Preez ; P: Du Preez 3)

Bulls 43 – 34 Jaguares

The Jaguares missed their chance to go top of the South African conference, losing at Loftus Versfeld to a talented Bulls group which has perhaps under performed in 2018.

BULLS 43 (T: JB Kotze, Embrose Papier, Jesse Kriel, Jamba Ulengo 2, Marco Van Staden ; C: Handre Pollard 5; P: Pollard )

JAGUARES 34 (T: Nicolas Sanchez, Pablo Matera 2, Gonzalo Bertranou 2; C: Sanchez 3 ; P: Emiliano Boffelli)

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