Crusaders leave best until last

Super Rugby Aotearoa title wrapped up with week to play Another year, another title for the Crusaders as they claimed the Super Rugby Aotearoa title to go with their 10 Super Rugby titles when beating a gallant Highlanders side 32-22 at Orangetheory Stadium on Sunday. It was a tough ask and wasn't

Hurricanes secure bonus-point win

Hurricanes 31 Chiefs 18 Achieving their bonus-point win when beating the Chiefs 31-18 in Wellington on Saturday, the Hurricanes kept their hopes alive of taking out the Super Rugby Aotearoa title. The Chiefs finished the competition without a win, but they were in the game well into the final quarter. Fullback Jordie Barrett

Chiefs pay price for missed chances

Blues 21 Chiefs 17 at Eden Park, July 26, 2020 Lost opportunities left the Chiefs frustratingly short of their first win of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season when going down 17-21 to the Blues at Eden Park on Sunday. It was symptomatic of the Chiefs' day that they had the winning of

Hurricanes end Crusaders’ run

Crusaders 32 Hurricanes 34, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch by Lynn McConnell Hurricanes' confidence and application was rewarded when they ended the Crusaders' 36-game unbeaten streak at home when claiming a 34-32 win in Christchurch on Saturday. The Crusaders last lost in round 17 of the 2016 season and the Hurricanes success has kept the

Blues show defensive power for win

Blues 27 Highlanders 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5pRjZRE8o by Lynn McConnell Under pressure from a determined Highlanders second-half effort, the Blues produced defensive class to match their attacking strengths to claim a 27-24 win in their Super Rugby Aotearoa game at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. It made it three out of three for the Blues who

SR Aotearoa Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

by Lynn McConnell Having had the measure of the Crusaders in their last two Super Rugby meetings, the Chiefs head to Christchurch for Sunday's Super Rugby Aotearoa game with plenty of incentive. An old fashioned war of words has broken out after Crusaders loosehead Joe Moody popped some comments in the direction

SR Preview: Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Saturday, June 27, 7.05pm by Lynn McConnell Riding a rare high at the head of the Super Rugby Aotearoa leader board, the Blues are looking to make the most of Saturday's game with the Highlanders to consolidate their position before their first bye. Coach Leon MacDonald has been reluctant to change