Upsets Galore in Round Thirteen of Super Rugby 2011

Rugby Union results from the thirteenth round of the 2011 Super Rugby Tournament

There were major upsets throughout the 13th round of Super Rugby 2011. Although the Highlanders started off as the bookies favourite to beat the Hurricanes, all the good money was going on the Hurricanes. The Highlanders were coming from back-to-back losses and major injury problems, including losing star flanker Adam Thomson. However, the Highlanders continue to defy expectations and ground out another suffocating win.

Another upset was the Lions record breaking win over the Brumbies in Canberra. The Lions put a cherry on top of the Brumbies’ woeful season with their first win over them in ever in Super Rugby. The Chiefs rugby team versus the Stormers showed what a game of two halves rugby can be, with the Chiefs overturning a 20-3 halftime score to win 27 to 20 against the South African conference leaders.

In possibly the upset of the round, the Cheetahs ran the Crusaders off the park to win 33 to 20. The top of the table clash between the Reds and Blues cemented the Reds position at the top of the ladder.

Highlanders 13 v Hurricanes 6

Highlanders:

Try: Smith
Conversion: Sopoaga
Penalties: Sopoaga 2

Hurricanes:

Penalties: Cruden 2

Reds 37 v Blues 31

Reds:

Tries: Cooper, S Faingaa, Higginbotham, Hanson
Conversion: Cooper 4
Penalty: Cooper 3

Blues:

Tries: Lowrey, Munro, Mathewson, Ranger
Conversion: McAlister 4
Penalty: McAlister

Chiefs 30 v Stormers 23

Chiefs:

Tries: Penalty try, Sivivatu, Messam
Conversions: Donald 3
Penalties: Donald 3

Stormers:

Tries: Aplon, Burger
Conversions: Grant 2
Penalties: Grant 3

Brumbies 29 v Lions 20

Brumbies:

Tries: Moore, A. Smith
Conversions: Giteau 2
Penalties: Giteau 2

Lions:

Tries: Rhodes, Van Rensburg, Hollenbach, Taute
Conversions: Jantjies 3
Penalty: Jantjies

Bulls 47 v Rebels 10

Bulls:

Tries: Olivier 3, Kirchner 2, Basson, Du Preez
Conversions: Steyn 6

Rebels:

Tries: Vuna
Conversions: Huxley
Penalties: Huxley

Cheetahs 33 v Crusaders 20

Cheetahs:

Tries: R Ebersohn, S Ebersohn, Johnson
Conversion: S Ebersohn 3
Penalty: S Ebersohn 4

Crusaders:

Tries: Guildford, Carter
Conversion: Carter 2
Penalty: Carter 2

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