Home teams under pressure in Super Rugby round 4

Home teams under pressure in Super Rugby round 4

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 1:34 a.m. ET

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Teams with home matches in the fourth round of Super Rugby will be under pressure this weekend to make full use of that advantage as they try to keep pace with the Brumbies and Sharks.

The Canberra-based Brumbies and Durban-based Sharks were the only unbeaten teams after last week's third round, leaving others in catch-up mode far earlier in the season than usual.

The task of trying to stop the Brumbies falls on Saturday to the Cape Town-based Stormers, who were one of two teams to lose unbeaten records last week, and are now at home to the championship leaders.

On Friday, the Pretoria-based Bulls are home to the Sharks who have started their tournament with three straight wins, two over South African rivals including the Stormers.