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Siya Kolisi during the 2019 Super Rugby season. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Super Rugby Round 12: Fixtures, kick-off times, results and log

Super Rugby Round 12 promises some mouthwatering action. Here are the fixtures, logs and everything else you need to know.

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Siya Kolisi during the 2019 Super Rugby season. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Additional reporting by AFP.

The Waratahs have confirmed the departure of assistant coach Simon Cron, with reports saying he is set to join outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen at Japanese Top League outfit Verblitz.

The Tahs did not reveal where Cron was heading, saying only they were disappointed and “he will be sorely missed”.

New Zealand skipper Kieran Read has already confirmed he is going to Toyota after the All Blacks’ bid for a third successive World Cup in Japan later this year.

Persistent rumours say outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is also poised to join the club and wants Cron, a fellow Kiwi, onboard.

Cron, the nephew of All Blacks scrum coach Mike Cron, was considered a potential head coach at the Waratahs after forging their once-fragile pack into a competitive unit.

All in all, we’re set for an epic weekend of fixtures with the South African conference being the most intriguing of the lot. South African darlings, the Lions, have gone from being the team to beat to being rooted at the bottom of the conference log.

Overall, the season has been unpredictable. And there’s no doubt this weekend will dish up more of the same. Here’s what you can expect.

Super Rugby fixtures: Round 12

All times below are SAST and will become the results. You might need to refresh your browser to see the latest updates. Last updated on 3 May 2019 at 14:00.

Crusaders 21-21 Sharks

The Sharks came within seconds of securing an unlikely win over the Crusaders at Christchurch, but had to settle for a 21-21 draw as Mitch Hunt dotted down after the hooter to spare the hosts some blushes. Watch the highlights here.

Reds 32-26 Sunwolves

The Reds were pushed all the way by the Sunwolves, who fell just six points short in Brisbane, as the hosts ran off 32-26 winners.

The Sunwolves continue to show Super Rugby what it will be missing when the Japanese franchise are dumped out of the tournament. Sunwolves matches are among the most watchable even if the team aren’t terribly successful in terms of results.

The plucky Sunwolves went down to 14 men after Semisi Masirewa was sent off after picking up a second yellow card in the match following a high shot.

The Reds came back from 13-8 down at halftime to win and continue their resurgence.

Hurricanes 29-19 Rebels

The Hurricanes sped to a 26-0 lead against the Rebels in Wellington before a fight back by the visitors saw the match end with a 29-19 scoreline.

Highlanders 31-31 Chiefs

Saturday served up its own stalemate as the Highlanders and the Chiefs played out to a 31-31 draw in Dunedin.

Brumbies 26-21 Blues

The Brumbies held on to secure a 26-21 win over the Blues in Canberra, with Folau Fainga’a crossing for a hat-trick on the night while fellow front-ranker James Slipper claimed the only other five pointer for the hosts.

The Blues had led 12-0 after a great start but as the match wore on the Brumbies forward dominance told. Incredibly Fainga’a is the tournaments leading try scorer.

Bulls 28-21 Waratahs

The Bulls earned a hard-fought win over the Waratahs thanks to tries from Warrick Gelant, Duane Vermeulen and young prop Simphiwe Matanzima at Loftus Versfeld.

Jaguares 30-25 Stormers

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