The Crusaders appear to be back after they and the Blues delivered one of the best games of the season, writes Patrick McKendry.
Emotions will be high when Christian Leali'ifano returns to Canberra for the first time as a Moana Pasifika player to battle his former side on Saturday night.
Competition newcomers are the week's big movers after beating the Crusaders in front of a frenzied crowd in Lautoka, writes Patrick McKendry.
The Force were down to 13 players at the finish in Perth, yet they beat their fellow competition strugglers with a late penalty.
After only two rounds, Super Rugby Pacific already has established a familiar pecking order with the top six teams already standing out.
Rugby writer Patrick McKendry runs the rule over the weekend's "super" action.
The Chiefs appeared to set the tone early when Rameka Poihipi crossed the line just nine seconds into the contest on his side's way to a 52-29 victory.
The clash of the Pacific lived up to the hype with an exciting contest decided by a Taniela Rakuro try late in the match.
Head coach Aaron Mauger has named a 39-man squad for next year's campaign, including the signing of a 23-year-old powerhouse from World Rugby's Pacific Combine.
A 59-year-old Auckland was arrested this morning for his role in illegal tobacco smuggling from Tonga believed to total $1.8 million in avoided taxes.
Coach Aaron Mauger reflects on a Super Rugby schedule which saw his side play eight games in four weeks - and end with a famous victory.
The best round of the Super Rugby Pacific season revealed plenty, including the Blues' will to win against the odds.
The Crusaders were eyeing a relatively comfortable potential semifinal against an Australian team but now they may have to face the Chiefs.
The Fijian Drua came out on top against their Pacific brothers in a high-flying, hard-hitting afternoon of Super Rugby action.
In a video released by franchise, captain Christian Leali'ifano rallies his emotional teammates before singing and praying with them.
The pair scored two tries each in the Southerners' 37-17 win over Moana Pasifika at home.
The Blues wing will miss crucial games against Chiefs, Crusaders and Fijian Drua after being found guilty at a judicial hearing.
National referee manager Bryce Lawrence said he wasn't concerned with the amount of sendoffs that have happened in recent matches.
Caleb Clarke was sent off for an ugly collision with Moana Pasifika's Tomasi Alosio during the Blues' Super Rugby win on Saturday.
Ireland forward CJ Stander's collision with South Africa's Pat Lambie was similar to Clarke's against Tomasi Alosio and had far-reaching consequences.