The CEOs of the four New Zealand franchises who were set to play in the last round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend have responded after one of the two games was called off.
Look back at when the Sharks produced an impressive display to down the Blues in a high-scoring, end-to-end encounter at Eden Park during the 2018 Vodacom Super season.
While it did not affect the outcome of the match, referee Mike Fraser’s decision to disallow Dalton Papalii’s try following witty gamesmanship from Aaron Smith in the buildup came under scrutiny.
The Blues secured their first-ever win at Forsyth Barr stadium on Sunday with an impressive victory over the Highlanders in Dunedin, to reclaim the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy.
The Blues again showed their attacking class against the Highlanders on Sunday, with flyhalf Beauden Barrett’s well-placed cross-kick sparking a great team try finished off by scrumhalf Finlay Christie.
The Money Man and Ollie Keohane both expect the Crusaders and Blues to come away with important victories in Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend.
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The SA Rugby magazine team’s Superbru picks for round eight of Super Rugby Aotearoa and round five of Super Rugby AU.
Centre Anton Lienert-Brown has expressed his frustration at referee Brendon Pickerill’s decision to award a match-defining penalty to the Blues without consulting the TMO first.
The Blues survived a late onslaught from the Chiefs to do the double over their rivals in Super Rugby Aotearoa in another entertaining New Zealand derby.