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Super rugby week 17 wrap

Blues 39-16 Reds
Blues ended their awful home record as they put 39 points past the struggling Reds.In a game which saw the Reds loosing streak extending to five games,Melani Nanai,Rieko Ioane,Matt Moulds and Stephen Perofeta were on target for the Auckland based side with Duncan Paia’aua and Alex Mafi going over for the Reds.
Rebels 26-31 Waratahs
Waratahs stretched the Australian conference lead after seeing off Rebels in Melbourne.Fijian-born winger Taqele Naiyaravoro,Will Miller,Ned Hanigan and Bernard Foley landed the tries for Waratahs with the captain of the day Foley making the all important four conversions.Tries from Haylett-Petty and Michael Ruru with Reece Hodge four penalties were not enough to stop the Waratahs from claiming the win.
Highlanders 22-45 Chiefs
The Chiefs scored 42 points in the first half to destroy Highlanders in a thrilling New Zealand derby held in Fiji.Toni Pulu had a brace as Solomon Alaimalo,Karl Tu’inukuafe,Luke Jacobson and Sean Wainui dotted down once for Chiefs with McKenzie adding the extras.The hosts tried to make a comeback in the last half but it was too little too late.Tei Walden crossed over twice with Aki Seluli and Shannon Frizel doing it once for the Highlanders.
Sharks 31-24 Lions
Trailing 10 points at the breather,sharks produced a powerful display in the last quarter to claim the victory over the log leaders,Lions.Dan du Preez drew the first blood by grounding the ball off a rolling maul with  Andre Esterhuizen and wing Lwazi Mvovo crossing the white wash once.The Lions scored through Ruan Combrink,Cyle Brink and springbok sevens star  Kwagga Smith.Elton Jantjies converted the three tries and a penalty.
Sunwolves 42-37 Bulls
Sunwolves continued with their imperious form in the home turf by stunning the visiting Bulls.Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco scored the all important try for the Japanese outfit in the last minute to seal the win.Other try scorers for Sunwolves were,Parker,Keisuke Uchida,Van der Heever,Willie Britz and Michael Little.Parker was sure with his boot as he booted in all the six conversions.
Jaguares 25-14 Stormers
Jaguares burried Stormers play off hopes after pinning them down  25-14 in Argentine Capital.The win moves the South American franchise to second position in African conference and only three points shy of leaders Lions with a game in hand.Bautista Delguy,lock Guido Petti and MartiasOrlando scored for Jaguares with Sanchez adding the extras.Sikhumbuzo Notshe,Dillyn Leyds scored for Stormers as Jean-Luc du Plessis struck in the two conversions.

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