When you are 15 - 3 up with 20/30 minutes to go you, don't expect to be hanging on in the end. The Stormers dominated the first half and would have been upset to have gone in behind. Missed tackles cost the Blues and let Jean de Villiers bring the Stormers to within a point. Elton Jantjies was given a hospital ball after numerous phases at the end to try and land the drop goal to win
Rebels 33 - 39 Chiefs
The Chiefs are making a habit of seemingly putting games to bed before switching off and letting opposition back into the game. Margins of 24 -5, and 29 -12, made the Chiefs feel like they were home and dry, before the Rebels fought back and were camped on the Chiefs line at full time trying to sneak an unlikely win.
Highlanders 25-22 Chiefs
At the start of this game, Brad Thorn was a Super Rugby winner, a Tri-Nations winner, a State of Origin winner, a NRL winner, a Rugby World Cup winner and a Heineken Cup winner. But he still had to taste victory with the Highlanders. That has changed now, thanks to the try of the season, finished off by Colin Slade:
Western Force 11 - 11 Reds
The Force are the Reds' bogey team, and this showed again this weekend. Digby Ioane showed that he will be missed when he leaves at the end of the season with 17 runs and 12 tackle busts.
Southern Kings 10 - 72 Waratahs
What we were expected from the Kings, next week is important for both teams, for the Kings to prove that was a once off, and for the Tahs to prove it wasn't. As for the performance, After 3 minutes Israel Folau had 5 tackle busts and 30+ points. He finished with a try, two try assists, 16 runs, 16 tackle busts, 7 offloads, 2 linebreaks and 3 linebreaks created for a haul of 92 points. If you have an hour of your life (14 minutes), watch the highlights
Bulls 48 - 14 Hurricanes
The Bulls spanked the Canes in a game that showed even the most experienced can make a bad tackle that knocks them out. Best wishes to Conrad Smith on a speedy recovery. Just like with the previous game, I'll let the highlights do the talking.
Brumbies 23- 30 Crusaders
Crusaders and Dan Carter ruined George Smith's record breaking night with a fine performance, as Israel Dagg responded well to being benched.
So What does this mean for the Fantasy League?
It's not often I'm upset with 396 points, mostly because it's not often that I get that high.
Super Irish this week featured all 9 players getting above 300, 8 of which were above 370, with 5 above 400. With the average throughout the competition and a huge 379, you know it was a high scoring week, mostly down to one Israel Folau.
The Dream team of the week had a monsterous 850 points between them, with 9 getting above 50 points. A number of these players rocket into the Overall Dream Team.
Things are getting tight again in Super Irish, with 130 points separating 1st and 4th, with Simon Farrell, Peter Corley and Murray Kinsella coming up behind. The battle to avoid last place has been reduced to 33 points.
Twit vs Tweeter Results
(8(-)) Average 379 - 396 Ball Handling Hooker (2(up 1))
(1(-)) Poseidon's Belvedere 415 - 321 Ireland's Answer (3( down 1))
(7(down 2)) Les Mecs 372 - 447 The Westhies (4(up2)) -featuring an extremely lucky Connacht Man, who thanks to Rod Davies not playing, meant that Israel Folau and his 90 points were subbed in.
(5(down 1)) GlasUlsterman NSW 413 - 432 Multiple Scoregasms (6(1 up))