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We into round elven and the weekends play kicked off when the Highlanders were in for a surprise when they hosted the Blues. The Blues caused a major upset when they outplayed the Highlanders in the 1st half. Robbie Robinson took advantage of 14 men on the field adding points for the Highlanders, but McAlester's boot sealed the win for the Blues. The Sydney Morning ran with the Headline: Blues in EMOTIONAL Win over Highlanders. Well, like the Blues Captain Keven Mealamu said, that win was for their mate!
Then in Bloemfontein the Cheetahs welcomed the Brumbies. The Cheetahs were on fire and they had loads of speed. Sarel Pretorius put up a brilliant performance, but their defense line was shocking. The Brumbies managed to spot the gabs and out-run them to pick up 5 tries, thankfully the Cheetahs managed to hang in for the win.

In Wellington the Canes and the Reds got things on Canes skipper Andrew Hore celebrated his 100th game! Stuff headlined: Monster win ends Hurricanes run of Horror!
The Canes gave the Reds a go when they picked up 4 tries in the 1st half! The Reds however hit back in the 2nd half Cooper worked his magic and the Reds ran the Canes all over the Park, but Cruden had the last say and the Canes snatched the win!

The Thas and the Rebels battled it out in Sydney. The Thas were the 1st to reach the try-line but the rainy conditions made life real hard for the players. The Rebels couldn’t reach the try-line, whilst the Tahs sealed the deal with two late tries. Reuters headlined: Gritty Waratahs Grind down Rebels 28-9 in rainy Sydney. The Rebels suffered their 7th loss of the season and the Tahs are serious contenders for the Play-offs.

In Perth the Force and the Crusaders produced a cracking game. The Crusaders got off to a slow start and the Force were breathing down their necks, with 6 points separating the two teams at halftime. Sky Sports said it all with this headline: Crusaders Rally Past ...