Montpellier turn heat up on leaders

Montpellier thrashed Grenoble 51-10, while there were also Top 14 wins for Racing, Toulouse, Castres, Bordeaux, Oyonnax and Agen.

Exeter make dash for home semi

The Exeter Chiefs beat Wasps 24-3, while there were also Premiership wins for Leicester, Northampton, Gloucester, Harlequins and Saracens.

Sensational Jaguares crush Kings

Leonardo Senatore scored a hat-trick as the Jaguares thrashed the Kings 73-27 in Buenos Aires on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.

Province sneak past Lions XV

Grant Hermanus kicked a last-gasp penalty as Western Province beat the Golden Lions XV 27-24 in round four of the Currie Cup qualifiers, while there were also victories for the Pumas, EP Kings and Griquas.

Pocock must lift faltering Brumbies

The Brumbies will need to protect their ball at the breakdown against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.

Midfield battle could be decisive

The Blues will have to mark Reece Hodge and Tamati Ellison closely when they host the Rebels in Auckland on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.

Kings swap seven for Jaguares

Kings coach Deon Davids has made wholesale changes to his starting XV for Saturday's match against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Co-captains back for Stormers

Juan de Jongh and Frans Malherbe return as two of four changes to the Stormers starting lineup to face the Waratahs at Newlands on Saturday.

Same again for Reds

The Reds have announced an unchanged match-day squad for Saturday's match against the Cheetahs in Brisbane.

Griffons, Eagles secure wins

The Griffons claimed a 49-26 bonus-point win against the Valke in round four of the Currie Cup qualifiers, while the SWD Eagles edged the Leopards 26-21.

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