Only four of the Aussie teams were in action over the weekend as the Brumbies had the week off. James O'Connor lost the plot and his team lost the game, with the Reds going down at home to the Sharks. The Waratahs won the grand final replay against the Crusaders, taking the Aussie Conference leaders up to second overall. The Honey Badger and his team got humiliated at home by the Highlanders, leaving the Western Australian side at the foot of the table. The Melbourne Rebels got sent home packing by the Stormers in a tough match in South Africa.

Queensland Reds def. by Sharks 14-21

NSW Waratahs def. Crusaders 32-22

Western Force def. by Highlanders 3-23

Stormers def. Melbourne Rebels 31-15