The Chiefs win a huge match at home - and probably their finest 80 minutes so far this year - against the Crusaders and Aaron Cruden denied the Cantabrians a losing bonus point at the death as well with a penalty, 28-19 at full time. With the Chiefs' bye next weekend they have a good five weeks to rest the squad and reintroduce injured players after the international window ends, well in the lead of the New Zealand conference with 52 points, as well as the lead on the overall table. A very good way to start the weekend!
EDIT: And the Rebels have a back to back win after defeating the Waratahs at home after last week's win against the Stormers, which I believe is the first time the Melbournites have defeated the Sydneysiders, two historic wins in two weeks! Higginbotham is just growing in stature as the Rebels captain from week to week it seems, even as the team goes all the way without three of their star players, 24-22 at full time.