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With Super Rugby taking a break in June due to the incoming visits by the Northern Hemisphere national teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy and France we take a look at the Team of the Week for Round 14.
The Rebels ended a three-game losing streak in Super Rugby on Sunday as they defeated the Force 27-22 in an Australian derby at AAMI Park.
The Stormers ended a three-match winless streak with a hard-fought 31-24 victory over the Cheetahs at Newlands.
The Lions consolidated their position at the top of the South African Super Rugby group with a 56-20 victory over the Bulls in Pretoria.
It was all too easy for the Brumbies as they ran ten tries past the Sunwolves to win 66-5 in Canberra.
The Crusaders moved to the top of the table after claiming a hard-fought 26-21 win over the Blues in Auckland.
The Kings managed to secure a bonus-point victory when they beat a 12-man Jaguares 29-22 in Port Elizabeth.
The Waratahs consolidated their position at the top of the Australian Conference after claiming a 45-25 win over the Chiefs in Sydney.
The Hurricanes secured a fifth home victory when they held off the Highlanders 27-20 in Wellington after scoring a late match-winning try.
The Super Rugby ladder shows us that earning bonus points does not necessarily translate to a positive ladder position.
SANZAAR would like to congratulate South African referee Craig Joubert who on Saturday will become only the third referee in history to officiate 100 Super Rugby matches.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 14 of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
The Lions secured an important 52-24 bonus-point victory against a motivated Jaguares side in Johannesburg.
The Sharks ran eight unanswered tries past a hapless Kings outfit to win 53-0 in their Super Rugby clash in Durban.
The Bulls retained their unbeaten home record after grinding out a 17-13 victory over the Stormers in Pretoria.
The Blues bounced back, after being thumped 43-5 by the Lions last week, with a shaky 17-13 win over a spirited but disappointed Force side in Perth.
A four-try first-half performance helped the Chiefs brush off the Rebels 36-15 in a bonus-point Super Rugby victory in Hamilton.
The Reds bounced back from last week's loss to the Hurricanes as they fended off a spirited Sunwolves outfit 35-25 in Brisbane.
The Crusaders got back to winning ways in Super Rugby on Friday as they showed their class to beat the Waratahs 29-10 in Christchurch.
Despite Super Rugby expanding to an 18-team format in 2016 the tournament has seen an increase in the overall points-scoring effectiveness with games averaging over 50-points.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 13 of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
An 80th minute penalty from fly-half Patrick Lambie helped the Sharks overcome the Jaguares 25-22 in their Super Rugby clash.
The Cheetahs claimed only their third victory of the Super Rugby season on Saturday when they beat the Kings 34-20 in Bloemfontein.
The Lions bounced back their recent loss to the Hurricanes with a bonus-point 43-5 victory over the Blues in Johannesburg.
Vincent Koch's late converted try denied the Sunwolves a second ever Super Rugby win as the hosts drew 17-17 with the Stormers in Singapore.
The Waratahs continued with their fine recent form when they claimed a 29-8 bonus-point victory over the Bulls in Sydney.
The Hurricanes got their campaign back on track when they secured a 29-14 victory over the Reds in Wellington
The Brumbies will head into their Super Rugby bye week on a winning note as they beat the Rebels 30-22 in Melbourne.
The Highlanders continued their climb up the Super Rugby standings as they outclassed the Crusaders 34-26 at Forsyth Barr Stadium
It seems logical that the sides with the most possession would be the teams that are scoring the most points in Super Rugby, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 12 of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
The Blues secured their third consecutive victory when they outsmarted the Kings 34-18 in Port Elizabeth
The Sharks made a big statement when they claimed a vital 32-15 victory over the in-form Hurricanes at home in Durban.
The Waratahs' recent revival continued when they secured a hard-fought 21-6 victory over the Cheetahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Waisake Naholo scored two tries on his return for the Highlanders in a performance worthy of champions as they defeated the Chiefs 26-13.
Marcel Brache scored a 20-minute hat-trick as the Force produced a big victory over the Sunwolves in Tokyo, in the end winning 40-22.
The Brumbies returned to the victory trail when they claimed a deserved 23-6 victory over the Bulls in Canberra thanks to two second half tries.
The Crusaders sealed an eighth straight Super Rugby win on Friday as they saw off the Reds 38-5 with a try bonus-point in Christchurch.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 11 of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Jaguares scored eleven tries as they claimed their debut home win in Super Rugby, running out 73-27 victors over the Kings on Saturday.
A late converted try from Michael Hooper helped the Waratahs beat the Stormers 32-30 in a tight Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday.
The Lions suffered their third loss of the season when they came up short 50-17 against a slick Hurricanes side at Emirates Airline Park
The Reds secured only their second victory of the season when they beat the Cheetahs 30-17 in Brisbane
After two defeats the Highlanders returned to the victory trail when they claimed a hard-fought 23-10 victory over the Brumbies in Invercargill.
The Blues made a successful return to action when they secured a hard-fought 36-30 victory over the Rebels at Eden Park in Auckland.
The Bulls got their overseas tour off to a fine start after claiming a five-try 42-20 bonus-point win over the Western Force in Perth on Friday.
Super Rugby leaders the Chiefs made it eight wins out of nine this season but had far from an easy ride in their 24-22 win over the Sharks.
Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham wants his charges to get back to winning ways when they take on the Highlanders on Saturday.