Hurricanes were too clinical for the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday, winning 34-20 despite the absence of Beauden Barrett.
Crusaders won a record-equalling 13th straight game in Super Rugby with a bonus-point 41-19 win over Rebels.
The Lions responded to a first-half red card for their hooker by playing some of their best rugby of the season
Brumbies full-back Tom Banks scored two tries in two minutes in a 39-15 Super Rugby triumph over Jaguares.
Flanker Uzair Cassiem scored two tries as South Africa's Cheetahs beat the Sunwolves 47-7 in a six-try victory.
The Blues battled hard to keep their Super Rugby season alive but were held to a 16-16 draw by the Chiefs at Eden Park.
The Highlanders overcame a half-time deficit to thrash New South Wales Waratahs in Dunedin.
The Force moved up to third in the Australian Conference with a 40-26 win over the Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.
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With the 2017 tour of New Zealand around the corner, we have reached the top 10 of Miles Harrison's 50 greatest Lions.
Domestic semi-finalists meet the best of the southern hemisphere in our team of the week.
We are in the top 20 for Miles Harrison's 50 greatest British and Irish Lions, based on tours he has followed.
We look at the key talking points ahead of the Premiership semi-final between Wasps and Leicester at the Ricoh Arena.
Saracens' Champions Cup win, the Blitzbokke's Sevens title, and the Hurricanes' unusual lineout tactic feature this week.
Stuart Barnes on Saracens' Champions Cup triumph, Owen Farrell, the PRO12 and Premiership semi-finals and the refereeing of Nigel Owens.
Will Greenwood says England have been hit with the "nightmare scenario" after drawing France and Argentina in their 2019 Rugby World Cup pool.
Stuart Barnes on the PRO12 and Premiership knock-outs, European finals, and Ken Owens' form ahead of the Lions tour.