JOHANNESBURG, July 23 Tries from flying winger Courtnall Skosan and centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg inside the opening seven minutes laid the platform for a stunning 42-25 Super Rugby quarterfinal victory for the Lions over the Canterbury Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.
July 23 (Gracenote) - Results from the Super Rugby Quarterfinal matches Quarterfinal Brumbies (Australia) 9 Highlanders (New Zealand) 15 Hurricanes (New Zealand) 41 Sharks (South Africa) 0 Lions (South Africa) 42 Crusaders (New Zealand) 25
WELLINGTON, July 23 The Wellington Hurricanes ran in six tries to blow away South Africa's Sharks 41-0 on Saturday and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals for the second straight year.
SYDNEY, July 22 The reigning champion Otago Highlanders held on for a 15-9 victory over the ACT Brumbies on a wet and windy night in Canberra on Friday to become the first team to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals.
July 22 (Gracenote) - Results from the Super Rugby Quarterfinal matches Quarterfinal Brumbies (Australia) 9 Highlanders (New Zealand) 15
July 22 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Super Rugby Quarterfinal matches FRIDAY, JULY 22 FIXTURES (GMT) Brumbies v Highlanders (0805) SATURDAY, JULY 23 FIXTURES (GMT) Hurricanes v Sharks (0735) Lions v Crusaders (1430) Stormers v Chiefs (1700)
CAPE TOWN, July 21 The Stormers will gamble on Rob du Preez for their quarter-final at home to the Chiefs at Newlands on Saturday, even though the flyhalf has not played in Super Rugby for more than four months.
JOHANNESBURG, July 21 Lions captain Warren Whiteley has been cleared to play in their Super Rugby quarter-final against New Zealand's Crusaders on Saturday after a quicker than expected recovery from a shoulder injury.
DURBAN, July 21 International fullback Willie le Roux and influential centre Paul Jordaan have both returned to fitness and been included in the Sharks' starting line-up for the Super Rugby quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
WELLINGTON, July 21 Lions coach Johan Ackermann will be hailed as a genius or dubbed a fool after his side's Super Rugby quarter-final clash with the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday.