20 Mar 2011

Crusaders, Reds and Stormer to Super Rugby conferences

6:13 pm on 20 March 2011

The Crusaders, Reds and Stormers top the New Zealand, Australian and South African conferences after five rounds of super rugby.

The Blues home win over the Hurricames lifts them to second on 16 points one behind the Crusaders who beat the Highlanders in Dunedin and play the Sharks in London next Sunday.

The Highlanders have 13 points, two ahead of the Hurricanes and three ahead of the Chiefs, who're at home again in Hamilton hosting the Blues next weekend after ending the Stormers' unbeaten run.

The Queensland Reds are the top Australian side with 17 points, three ahead of the New South Wales Waratahs while the Cape Town-based Stormers have 20, one ahead of the Sharks from Durban.