Super 15 (Matchday 14) : Home defeat for Bulls
After this hard-earned victory the Stomers have widened the gap on the general standings at the expense of Pierre Spies men. The Bulls who are now fifth, have five points less than Jean de Villiersteam mates. The race for the play-offs enters the final twist from now. Another surprise of the day came from the Lions. The bottom-placed team fought hard to overturn the challenge from the Sharks who are fighting for a place in the Top 6. The Lions put together their victory thanks to four tries from Grant Hattingh, Derick Minnie, Lionel Mapoe, Deon van Rensburg. They have now left the last spot to the Blues.
Complete Results of South African teams
Lions (SA) 38 Sharks (SA) 28
Pretoria : Bulls (SA) 14 Stormers (SA) 19
Exempted : Cheetahs (SA)
Rankings of the 3 conferences
1. Chiefs (NZL), 58 points (+ 90). 2. Stormers (SA), 54 points (+74). 5. Bulls (SA), 49 points (+ 92). 7. Sharks
(SA), 45 points (+ 47). 10. Cheetahs (SA), 36 points (-25). 14. Lions (SA), 20 points (-121).