The hosts fought back from 13-3 down in Dunedin to win 27-20.
The visitors resisted a late fightback to win 23-20 in Brisbane.
The Brumbies held off a determined Reds' fightback to win 23-20 in Brisbane.
The Highlanders beat the Bulls 27-20 in Dunedin, scoring three tries to two, writes MARK KEOHANE.
JON CARDINELLI and RYAN VREDE analyse the big Vodacom Super Rugby game at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Crusaders will be seeking their first victory in Bloemfontein since 2007 when they face the Cheetahs on Saturday.
Enjoying their best ever start to a Super Rugby season, the flying Force will face the Waratahs this Saturday in Perth.
The Chiefs' run of three games without a win will give the Rebels hope in Hamilton on Saturday.
Flank Derick Minnie has recovered from injury and will start for the Lions against the Sharks at Ellis Park.
The Vodacom Bulls will face a confident Highlanders team in Dunedin on Friday.