Canes to win comfortably

JOHN MITCHELL analyses the Vodacom Super Rugby finalists on the Vodacom Rugby Portal.

After 20 weeks of Super Rugby, the Hurricanes and Highlanders will square off in an all-New Zealand final at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

While the Hurricanes enjoyed a week off before playing a home semi-final against the Brumbies, the Highlanders had to play a home quarter-final and then travel to Sydney to take on the Waratahs in their semi. Having only returned to Dunedin on Monday night, it will be interesting to see if they can gear themselves up for a third big match in successive weekends.

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