What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the past weekend's Super Rugby quarter-finals, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

‘Marx like a No 8 playing hooker’

What former Bok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Super Rugby quarter-finals involving South African teams.

Ackermann: Early tries boosted Lions

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says a good start played a big part in his side's 42-25 quarter-final win against the Crusaders at Ellis Park.

Lions marry brains with brawn

The Lions will be genuine title contenders following a quarter-final performance that exuded as much intensity as it did intelligence, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Lions need Chiefs to fire

Wins for the Lions and the Chiefs in the coming semi-finals will see the Super Rugby decider being staged at Ellis Park for the first time, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Burger: Conferences must go

Schalk Burger believes that a return to a round-robin format will improve the standard of play as well as the level of interest in the Super Rugby tournament. JON CARDINELLI reports.

‘Loss was an embarrassment’

Sharks captain Beast Mtawarira is ashamed of his side's 41-0 quarter-final defeat to the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Highlights: Lions vs Crusaders (2016)

The hosts scored five tries in their 42-25 quarter-final win at Ellis Park.

Highlights: Stormers vs Chiefs (2016)

The visitors scored eight tries in their crushing 60-21 quarter-final win at Newlands.

Lions crush Crusaders

The Lions produced an irrepressible performance to clinch an emphatic 42-25 win over the Crusaders in Saturday’s quarter-final at Ellis Park. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

Rohan, Franco fired for Lions

Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Franco Mostert starred for the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday, according to's Opta-powered stats.

Chiefs punish pathetic Stormers

The Chiefs thrashed the Stormers 60-21 in Saturday's quarter-final at Newlands, reports JON CARDINELLI.

McKenzie magic inspired Chiefs

Damian McKenzie made some telling contributions on attack and with the boot at Newlands on Saturday, according to’s Opta-powered stats.

Highlights: Hurricanes vs Sharks (2016)

The hosts scored six tries in their 41-0 quarter-final win in Wellington.

Canes outclass Sharks

The Hurricanes played the torrential conditions brilliantly to beat the Sharks 41-0 in the quarter-final in Wellington on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

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