And the Waratahs nearly cost the Crusaders a second loss in as many weeks, Berrick Barnes missing the scrum penalty from out wide at the death to go down 23-22 in Christchurch. A shame the coaches pulled both starting Tahs halves off midway through the second half, you could really see they were what was keeping the team humming through the first three quarters of the match, outplaying the Crusaders three tries to one during that time, and the Crusaders didn't manage to take the lead until the 73rd minute. If nothing else, the Sydneysiders caused the Cantabrians a well-deserved humbling at home, and as an Aucklander, I approve!
EDIT: And surprise surprise the Hurricanes lose despite advantage after advantage being played in their favour in the last 15 minutes metres away from the Brumbies tryline, 30-23 at full time, did not see that coming, yeah right! Brumbies coming away with the well deserved win with the defense in the end.