Australian Conference rivals the Brumbies and the Reds enjoyed big wins on Saturday, the leaders recovering from an outbreak of mumps.
The Brumbies looked to be heading for victory following a Folau Fainga'a hat-trick, but they were unable to hold off the Highlanders.
Irae Simone set the ball rolling for the battling Brumbies in a fine win over the Rebels, while the Sharks dazzled against the Highlanders.
Warren Gatland rung the changes with the Chiefs behind and was rewarded with victory, while the Brumbies also triumphed.
With hazardous air quality in Canberra, the Brumbies have temporarily relocated to Newcastle.
Rugby League's Warriors and Union's Blues will play a double header against their respective Canberra-based opponents next year.
A fast start helped the Jaguares brush past the Brumbies in the Super Rugby semi-finals.
The Bulls gave the Hurricanes a big test but fell short, while the Brumbies ensured there will be no South African sides in the... Read more
The Brumbies and the Hurricanes recorded contrasting victories on Saturday ahead of home quarter-finals.
Tevita Kuridrani is staying with the Brumbies after re-signing with Rugby Australia until the end of 2020.
The Crusaders ensured they will finish top of the table in Super Rugby after battering the Rebels on Saturday.
The Crusaders were 20-0 up midway through the first half, but the Chiefs rolled up their sleeves to pull off an unlikely victory.
The Brumbies have been dealt another blow, with confirmation that Henry Speight will leave the club to join the Reds at the end of... Read more
Australia veteran David Pocock, 31, has played his last game for the Brumbies as he eyes September's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
A 19-13 defeat to the Chiefs has ruined the Reds' hopes of reaching the Super Rugby finals, while the Brumbies beat the Bulls on... Read more
Scott Sio signed a deal with the Wallabies and Brumbies until at least the end of 2022.