Rugby Union

Union Match Report

Jaguares upset finals-bound Lions

Going out with a bang: The Jaguares upset the Lions in Buenos Aires.

Lions coach Johan Ackermann's gamble to leave 15 first-choice players at home to prepare for the Super Rugby finals has backfired with his side beaten 34-22 by the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Stormers give Kings a caning

On the loose: Jean-Luc du Preez hits the ball up for the Stormers against the Southern Kings at Newlands in Cape Town.

Centre Huw Jones scored a franchise record four tries and wing Leolin Zas a hat-trick against the Southern Kings as the Stormers finished the regular season on a 52-24 high note ahead of next weekend's home quarter-final against New Zealand's Chiefs.

Lions roar past depleted Kings

No faffing around: Faf de Klerk races away for the Lions against the Southern Kings.

The Lions maintained top spot in the Super Rugby combined table with an eight-try 57-21 victory over the hapless Kings at Ellis Park.

Highlanders secure Super finals spot

Leader: Elliot Dixon is tackled by Ortega Desio in Buenos Aires.

All Blacks flanker Elliot Dixon scored two tries to ensure the Highlanders qualified for Super Rugby's playoffs with a 34-8 victory over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Sharks too good for Cheetahs

Up he goes: Jean-Luc du Preez takes a lineout for the Sharks against the Cheetahs at Kings Park.

An intercept try from Stefan Ungerer and the accurate kicking of flyhalf Garth April proved decisive as the Sharks remained on course for a Super Rugby playoff place with a hard fought 26-10 victory over the Cheetahs at King's Park in Durban.

Bulls put 50 on sorry Sunwolves

Charging: Bulls forward Jason Jenkins scoots away from the Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld.

Seven tries and a bonus point have kept the Bulls' slim hopes of reaching the Super Rugby playoff stage alive as they thumped Japanese side the Sunwolves 50-3 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.