Super Rugby Final: Crusaders clinch third consecutive title with win over Jaguares
Crusaders fans can hold out both hands when signalling how many Super Rugby titles their team has won.
The red and blacks beat the Jaguares 19-3 in Christchurch on Saturday night to snare their third title in as many years,
The Crusaders and Jaguares will clash for just the third time in Super Rugby, the Crusaders picking up a win in each of their last two meetings by an average margin of 22 points per game.
Only twice in Super Rugby history has the Grand Final been won
The Crusaders will vie for a third straight Super Rugby title after knocking out the Hurricanes with a 30-26 win in Christchurch.
As the scoreline suggests, this was a tightly-fought encounter with both sides going at each other hammer and tongs for the full 80 minutes and the result hanging in
The Crusaders have won their last four Super Rugby games on the bounce against the Hurricanes; the only previous time either team managed to win more games in succession in this fixture was a seven-game stretch for the Crusaders from 2005 to 2008.
This will be the sixth
The Crusaders produced a classy second-half performance to book their spot in the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 38-14 victory over the Highlanders in Christchurch on Friday.
As expected, this was a fast-paced and entertaining encounter with both sides giving the ball plenty of air. The Crusaders’ forwards deserve plenty of
The Crusaders have won five of their last six completed Super Rugby matches against the Highlanders (L1), coming from behind at half-time to win two of those matches.
The Highlanders have lost six of their last seven Super Rugby matches on the road (W1), conceding an average of
After 18 Rounds and 120 matches of the regular season the quarter-finalists for the 2019 Super Rugby tournament have been confirmed by SANZAAR in accordance with the tournament rules.
After a very competitive season the configuration of the quarter-finals was only determined after the very last match of the season when
The Crusaders consolidated their position at the top of the Super Rugby table courtesy of an emphatic 66-0 win over the Rebels.
The champions were full value for their win as they dominated most facets of play and the Rebels battle to read various attacking variations from their opponents, who ran
The Crusaders have won five of their last six Super Rugby matches against the Rebels (L1), including their last three on the bounce across which they've scored an average of 60 points per game.
Each of the previous nine games between the Crusaders and Rebels in Super Rugby
The Crusaders have won their last five Super Rugby games on the bounce against the Chiefs, this after having won only one of their seven games against them prior (L6).
The Chiefs have led at half-time in four of their last five Super Rugby games at home against