Wellington run in nine tries as Southland's 15-year drought in the capital continues.
The Lions put the Losi Filipo incident aside for 80 minutes as they host the Stags in Wellington.
Highlanders will keep in touch with Joe Schmidt, but could choose next coach from within.
Prop Kane Hames and winger Toni Pulu extend their stays at the Chiefs.
The rules may change but the fans are expected to play on as bars within Hamilton's Rugby World Cup Fan Zone switch codes and show the NRL final.