The Hurricanes kept their Super Rugby Aotearoa title hopes alive with a bonus-point win over the Chiefs, who went winless in the competition following 8 successive defeats.
Follow the live action with the SA Rugby magazine team as the Hurricanes host the Chiefs in Wellington.
The SA Rugby magazine team’s Superbru picks for round nine of Super Rugby Aotearoa and round six of Super Rugby AU.
Aaron Cruden and Lachlan Boshier have been left out of the Chiefs’ final game of the season against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
It may not have been effective, but Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie showed enormous courage in an attempted try-saving tackle on rampaging Crusaders eighthman Tom Sanders.
Warren Gatland and Scott Robertson share their thoughts on a contentious decision by referee Ben O’Keefe to award Sevu Reece’s try during the Crusaders’ win over the Chiefs in Hamilton – despite evidence of a clear knock-on in the lead-up to the try.
The Crusaders consolidated their position as title favourites while the luckless Chiefs suffered their seventh successive defeat in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
The Crusaders returned to winning ways when they inflicted a 32-19 defeat on the battling Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
Follow the live action with the SA Rugby magazine team as the Chiefs host the Crusaders in Hamilton.
The Money Man and Ollie Keohane both expect the Crusaders and Blues to come away with important victories in Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend.