Scotland have got their sweet revenge by beating the Wallabies for just the third time in almost 35 years with a dogged 24-19 win on Saturday afternoon.
The All Blacks have tuned up for their Test series against the British and Irish Lions by overpowering Samoa 78-0 in Auckland on Friday night.
ACT Brumbies set to fill out Wallabies side against Fiji next week after routing the Melbourne Rebels.
The Brumbies have secured Australia's guaranteed finals spot with two games left in the season.
British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has listed jetlag, new combinations, wastefulness and the depth of Kiwi rugby as reasons for his side's underwhelming start to their 10-match tour of New Zealand.
Melbourne mishandling proves costly against the ACT Brumbies in Canberra.
Four second-half tries gave the NSW Waratahs a chance to produce a miracle win, but it wasn't enough as the Chiefs ran away 46-31 winners in Hamilton on Saturday.
Reserve Mitchell Hunt has slotted one of the great Super Rugby field goals to sink the Highlanders and extend the Crusaders' unbeaten season.
The ACT Brumbies are well and truly back in form and on the verge of a finals berth after a brilliant effort in Argentina.
Hoodoos, tries and Wallabies rookies as the Brumbies get their season back on track.
The NSW Waratahs squandered a half-time lead to go down 44-28 to the Highlanders in Dunedin.
The Rebels and Crusaders squared off at AAMI Park on Saturday night and the New Zealand side won the day 41-19 while Wallabies flanker Sean McMahon suffered a painful arm injury.
Flanker Uzair Cassiem has grabbed two tries for South Africa's Cheetahs who have put the Sunwolves to the sword 47-7 on Saturday in Tokyo to record their third win of the Super Rugby season.
Highlanders make it eight in a row with a clinical victory over the Force at nib stadium on Saturday night.
Mesmerising midfielders Vince Aso and Ngani Laumape have run riot for the Hurricanes who have demolished the Cheetahs 61-7 in their Super Rugby clash in Wellington.
An ill-disciplined Blues have lost 30-22 to the Stormers in Cape Town and almost certainly blown their Super Rugby finals hopes in the process.
The Rebels and Reds fought out another Australian derby at AAMI Park on Saturday night and it was a cracker with the Reds taking the win 29-24.
Canterbury captain Matt Todd scored the only try of the match early in the second half as the Crusaders stayed unbeaten after 11 matches with a 20-12 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes in an enthralling Super Rugby encounter on Saturday.
The Brumbies' season hangs in the balance after another disappointing loss on Friday night.