- Western Stormers of South Africa put one of their darkest Super Rugby days behind them by beating Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand 34-26 in a Cape Town thriller. Chiefs humiliated Stormers 60-21 in a quarter-final at Newlands stadium last season and this was the first meeting of the franchises since. "We had not forgotten that thrashing," said Stormers skipper and flanker Siya Kolisi after receiving the man-of-the-match award. "Conceding 60 points in a knockout match was a deeply embarrassing experience for all of us and we vowed not to let it happen again." The result confirmed Stormers as runaway leaders of the Africa 1 conference with 26 points, 17 ahead of fellow South Africans Central Cheetahs. Chiefs stayed third in the New Zealand standings, two points behind leaders Canterbury Crusaders, but on course for a quarter-finals place.