The Fijian Drua came out on top against their Pacific brothers in a high-flying, hard-hitting afternoon of Super Rugby action.
Moana Pasifika and the Chiefs have suffered home losses in Super Rugby Pacific, while the Crusaders have won convincingly in Perth.
The club's schedule was disrupted for the fourth time last weekend because of a postponement caused by Covid-19.
Ian Foster expects the flurry of Super Rugby red cards to continue in Test matches this season and says his players will have modify their technique.
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.
Coach Leon MacDonald will seek feedback from officials after an ugly accidental collision between Caleb Clarke and Moana Pasifika opposite Tomasi Alosio.
Blues wing was sent off in the second half of his team's big victory over Moana Pasifika at Eden Park, an incident which may be talked about for a long time.
Blues captain Dalton Papalii flats with two Moana Pasifika players but when the whistle goes for their derby games, all of that is forgotten.
A late try from Solomone Funaki levelled the scores, before Danny Toala scored in extra-time to send Moana Pasifika players and coaches into hysterics.
Rescheduled matches will put enormous pressure on Super Rugby Pacific's newcomers.
The two sides are taking a few risks to ensure a game can go ahead for hungry players and fans this weekend.
The Crusaders, Blues, Hurricanes and Highlanders have all been ruled out due to outbreaks.
Results from Covid tests will determine how many games are played this weekend - and it may be only one as more players succumb to virus.
The Highlanders face a disrupted preparation before facing Moana Pasifika while the Blues confirmed more cases ahead of their clash with the Crusaders.
Highlanders high performance manager Greg O'Brien confirmed to 1News on Monday the southern franchise has cases in the team.