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 Highlanders pounced on every little mistake made by the Waratahs to cruise to a comfortable 49-12 win at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin in Super Rugby on Friday.
The match began in fairly innocuous fashion with lots of kicks exchanged between the two sides.
Neither side was really able to gain
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The NSW Waratahs picked up a 41-12 win over the Highlanders in their last regular season meeting in Super Rugby, snapping a three-game losing streak in such fixtures.
The Highlanders have won their last four Super Rugby games on the bounce when hosting
BULLS STRIKE LATE TO SNATCH HIGHLANDERS DRAW IN DUNEDIN
The Highlanders and Bulls had to settle for a 24-24 draw in their Super Rugby encounter at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday.
The match was played at a fast pace throughout, with the Highlanders outscoring their opponents by four tries
The Highlanders have won eight of their nine home matches against the Bulls in Super Rugby history (L1), including the last three matches in succession.
The Highlanders have won their last three Super Rugby games on the bounce against the Bulls despite leading at half-time only once in
The Highlanders have won their last three Super Rugby games against the Stormers by an average margin of 26 points per game.
The Stormers have won five of their last six Super Rugby matches against the Highlanders in South Africa (L1), including their last four on the bounce.
The winner has alternated in the last 10 Super Rugby meetings between the Lions and the Highlanders, both sides winning five games apiece in that spell; should that run continue the Lions would be due victory in this game.
The Highlanders have won five of their last seven
This will be the second meeting between the Highlanders and Jaguares in Super Rugby history and first in New Zealand; the Highlanders were victorious in their inaugural clash in Argentina in 2016 (34-8).
The Jaguares have won three of their last four Super Rugby matches against New Zealand