3 Jun 2012

Three New Zealand teams in Super Rugby top six

8:59 am on 3 June 2012

Three New Zealand sides are in Super rugby's top six playoff spots, as the competition takes a break for a few weeks for international fixtures.

The Chiefs remain at the top of the competition after their 41-34 win over the Blues last night, which guarantees them a playoff place with their focus now on gaining a home semi final.

The Crusaders are fourth and the Hurricanes sixth, after beating the New South Wales Waratahs 33-12 last night.

The Hurricanes have also been helped by this morning's upset win by the previously bottom placed Lions, who beat fellow South African side the Sharks 38-28.