Springboks playmaker Elton Jantjies will miss the Lions' Super Rugby meeting with the Stormers due to a "breach of team protocol".
The Blues have now suffered 10 consecutive losses to the Crusaders after Super Rugby's leaders edged a tense Christchurch encounter.
The Jaguares trail the Bulls and the Sharks by only a point after clinging on to defeat the Stormers.
The Stormers have now won eight consecutive home matches against the Bulls after outscoring their South Africa rivals by three tries to two.
Thomas Banks' second-half try, converted by Christian Lealiifano, secured the Brumbies a 19-17 victory over the Stormers.
Ben Smith marked a milestone appearance with an early try for the Highlanders, but they were soon swept away by the Crusaders.
The Hurricanes withstood huge late pressure to beat the Highlanders, while the Stormers were beaten by the Reds.
Quade Cooper made an impact on his return to Suncorp Stadium as the Rebels saw off the Reds, while the Blues claimed a third... Read more
Crusaders lost for the first time since March last year as Israel Folau secured a piece of Super Rugby history in a Waratahs win.
The Jaguares started well and caused the Stormers problems throughout on Friday but were ultimately soundly beaten.
The Stormers confirmed late on Tuesday evening that John Dobson will be taking over the reins from Robbie Fleck as head of the Cape... Read more
Handre Pollard scored 20 points with his boot as the Bulls tamed the Lions, while the Sharks tasted defeat for the first time this... Read more
There was late drama for the Stormers against the Lions, while the Sharks were decidedly more comfortable against the Blues in Super Rugby.
Can the Stormers do a dramatic turnaround and beat the Lions at Newlands? Can the Bulls win in Buenos Aires and can the Sharks... Read more
With the 2019 Super Rugby season finally underway, Mark Keohane, on IOL Sport, shares his Rants and Raves after the first weekend’s action. Rants... Read more
In his first Super Rugby appearance, 29-year-old former sevens star Rosko Specman set the Bulls on the road to beating the Stormers 40-3.