Tense finishes went in the favour of the Crusaders and the Chiefs in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, while the Blues were emphatic victors.
Both New Zealand franchises were victorious when Super Rugby Trans-Tasman started in entertaining fashion.
Owen Franks is eyeing more Super Rugby success with the Hurricanes after agreeing a move back to New Zealand.
James O'Connor darted in for the late try that gave the Reds victory over a Brumbies side who had three players sin-binned.
Richie Mo'unga won his kicking battle with Damian McKenzie as the Crusaders triumphed in the Super Rugby Aotearoa title match.
The Brumbies will go in search of back-to-back Super Rugby AU titles when they face the Reds at Suncorp Stadium next weekend.
The Chiefs were much-changed for their Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Blues, who still had to work hard for a 39-19 victory.
It was a Super Rugby Aotearoa season with few highs for the Hurricanes, but they finished with a flourish against the Highlanders on Friday.
Will Jordan scored a double and Codie Taylor got another as the Crusaders confirmed top spot and a home final.
Saturday's defeat left the Waratahs with a 0-8 record in Super Rugby AU this season.