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Friday Feb 24, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 1 Highlights

Round 1 of Super Rugby 2017 is underway and we’ve had three matches already taking place in New Zealand and Australia. Below you’ll find highlights from the games, and this post will be updated throughout the weekend so check back to catchup on highlights.

Thanks to SANZAAR for providing the up to date clips

Highlights:  

Stormers vs Bulls

A dominant first half carried the Stormers to an opening match win against a resurgent Bulls side, winning 37-24 at Newlands.

Kings vs Jaguares

The Jaguares pulled clear in the second half in Port Elizabeth to ultimately defeat the Kings 39-26 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Cheetahs vs Lions

The Lions nudged past the Cheetahs 28-25 in Bloemfontein on Saturday thanks to a double from Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Waratahs vs Force

The Waratahs were made to work hard before claiming a 19-13 win over the Force in their Super Rugby opener in Sydney on Saturday.

Crusaders vs Brumbies

The Crusaders made a fine start to their campaign as they claimed a hard fought 17-13 triumph over the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.

Sunwolves vs Hurricanes

The defending champion Hurricanes put on a master class at Prince Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo. The Sunwolves could not cope with the precision, pace and physicality of the visitors who scored 13 tries to win 83-17.

Reds vs Sharks

Sharks fly-half Pat Lambie was all class with the boot but the Reds outscored the visitors from Durban four tries to two to win a tight one at Suncorp 28-26.

Highlanders vs Chiefs

The Chiefs got their Super Rugby campaign off to a fine start when they claimed a deserved 24-15 bonus point victory over the Highlanders in Dunedin

Melbourne Rebels vs Blues

A hat-trick from Rieko Ioane gave the Blues a perfect start to their Super Rugby campaign as they beat the Rebels 56-18 at AAMI Park.

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