Super Rugby Results and Highlights Round 4 2012

Super Rugby results and highlights for Round 4 2012
The 2012 Super Rugby competition continues to throw up surprises, particularly in the Australian conference. All the smart money would have been on the Rebels beating the Cheetahs following their strong showing against the Reds, and the Cheetahs’ poor form all season. However, the Rebels showed that their 2012 season will be much like their 2011 season by losing at home to fellow cellar-dwellers the Cheetahs. If the smart money was going on the Rebels, then surely all the serious dollars would be on the Waratahs. After being thrashed by the Hurricanes, the Force was given no chance against the Waratahs. However, somehow they were able to pull of the upset of the round, beating the Waratahs by a single point. Most of the other matches went to script, with wins to the Chiefs, Stormers, Highlanders and Sharks.

The Chiefs worked harder than was expected to eventually triumph over the Brumbies as did the Highlanders over the Hurricanes. The ten point victory to the Stormers probably flattered the Blues, who were unable to get their game together. They also look to have lost some more key players to injury. The arrive back in New Zealand this week and play at Eden Park for the first time since the opening round.

Chiefs 29 v Brumbies 22

Chiefs Scorers:

Tries: Taumalolo, Willison
Cons: Cruden 2
Pens: Cruden 5

Brumbies Scorers:

Try: Carter
Con: Lealiifano
Pens: Lealiifano 5

Stormers 27 v Blues 17

Stormers Scorers:

Tries: Habana, De Villiers
Con: Pietersen
Pens: Pietersen 5

Blues Scorers:

Tries: Stanley, Faumuina
Cons: Anscombe 2
Pens: Munro

Hurricanes 17 v Highlanders 19

Hurricanes Scorers:

Try: Jane
Con: Barrett
Pens: Barrett 4

Highlanders Scorers:

Try: Slade
Con: Slade
Pens: Slade 4, Noakes

Waratahs 20 v W Force 21

Waratahs Scorers:

Tries: Ashley-Cooper, Kingston
Cons: Halangahu 2
Pens: Halangahu 2

W Force Scorers:

Tries: Harvey, Wara
Con: Harvey
Pens: Harvey 3

Sharks 27 v Reds 22

Sharks Scorers:

Tries: Marais, Daniel, Viljeon
Cons: Lambie 3
Pens: Lambie 2

Reds Scorers:

Tries: Hanson, Higginbotham, Frisby
Cons: Harris, Lucas
Pens: Lucas

Rebels 26 v Cheetahs 33

Rebels Scorers:

Tries: Freier, O’Connor
Con: O’Connor 2
Pen: O’Connor 4

Cheetahs Scorers:

Tries: Le Roux 2, Van Zyl
Con: Goosen 3
Pen: Goosen 4

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