Former All Black Brad Thorn says the Reds are "headed in a good direction" after signing a contract for next season.
The Hurricanes withstood huge late pressure to beat the Highlanders, while the Stormers were beaten by the Reds.
Quade Cooper made an impact on his return to Suncorp Stadium as the Rebels saw off the Reds, while the Blues claimed a third successive win.
After three straight losses to start the Super Rugby season, the Reds made it back-to-back wins by beating the Brumbies.
The Reds came storming back in the second half of Saturday's Super Rugby clash to beat the Sunwolves, scoring four tries after the interval.
The Crusaders were far too good for the Chiefs on Saturday, while the Blues claimed a first win in 2019 and the Waratahs beat the Reds.
Liz Patu has pleaded guilty to biting Australia team-mate Rebecca Clough on Saturday, prompting a six-week ban.
The Sunwolves rocked the Chiefs to claim their first away Super Rugby victory and the Crusaders were too strong for the Reds.
The Reds threatened to upset the Highlanders in their Super Rugby opener, but Aaron Mauger's men made it two wins out of two.
The Waratahs hope Karmichael Hunt has put his off-field problems behind him after signing the utility back from the Reds.