Despite a huge fighting effort in the latter stages of the game, the Cell C Sharks went down 21-14 to the Reds who registered their first Vodacom Super Rugby win over the Durban side since April 2004.
Springbok number eight Warren Whiteley gave an inspired performance on his return to action to lead the Emirates Lions to a superb 23-17 Vodacom Super Rugby triumph over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday morning.
The DHL Stormers are back in Cape Town following their month-long Vodacom Super Rugby trip through Australasia and tackle the Brumbies on Saturday afternoon at their picturesque home ground.
Springbok lock RG Snyman celebrated his return from injury with a high quality performance for the Vodacom Bulls who outplayed the Reds 31-17 in their Vodacom Super Rugby game on Saturday evening in Pretoria.
The Jaguares brought the Cell C Sharks down to earth with a hefty bump when they outclassed the home side to register a 51-17 Vodacom Super Rugby triumph in Durban on Saturday.