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Super Rugby returns this weekend after a three-month break but not as we usually know it. This weekend a new Super rugby tournament has come out of Super Rugby and will be contested by just the New Zealand teams.

Super Rugby Aotearoa features all five New Zealand Super rugby teams and will have two matches each week with one team having a bye.

Super Rugby in Australia will also return but that will only happen next month in July and will be separate from Super Rugby Aotearoa. South African Super Rugby teams are still waiting to hear if they will return.

We do know that due to travel restrictions the Sunwolves and Jaguares will not feature in the reformatted tournaments.


Highlanders v Chiefs Aotearoa Super Rugby Preview

The Highlanders have played the Chiefs 33 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Highlanders have won 14 matches, lost 18 times and drawn once.

The Highlanders 14 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 42% of their matches against the Chiefs regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Dunedin which is home for the Highlanders and the venue where the teams have met 17 times.

In those 17 matches played in Dunedin the Highlanders have won 7 matches and lost 9 and drawn one. This gives the Highlanders a record of winning 41% of their matches against the Chiefs at home.

The average score when the Highlanders play the Chiefs in Dunedin is : Highlanders 25 Chiefs 24.

The Highlanders have won the last five matches against the Chiefs in Dunedin and the Chiefs have not won in the city since 2014.

The Highlanders have not beaten the Chiefs at home since 2016 as the last match was a draw and the two prior to that were won by the Chiefs.

won the last two matches against the Highlanders in Dunedin and the Highlanders have not won at home in these matches since 2014.

The Bookies have given the Chiefs a 7 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Highlanders 23 Chiefs 24

Last five results
Sat, 04 May 2019 Highlanders v Chiefs 31-31 Dunedin
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 Highlanders v Chiefs 30-27 Hamilton
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 Highlanders v Chiefs 22-45 Suva
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 Highlanders v Chiefs 22-27 Hamilton
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 Highlanders v Chiefs 15-24 Dunedin

Highlanders overall record against the Chiefs
Played 33, Wins 14 , Losses 18 , Draws 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Highlanders v Chiefs
Date : Saturday 13 June
Venue : Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2:Ben O’Keeffe
TMO :  James Doleman

Teams

Highlanders

15 Mitch Hunt, 14 Sam Gilbert, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Patelesio Tomkinson, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Marino Mikaele Tu’u, 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Josh Dickson, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon (captain), 1 Ayden Johnstone

Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 20 Teariki Ben-Nicholas, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Teihorangi Walden, 23 Vilimoni Koroi

Chiefs

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Quinn Tupaea, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Kaleb Trask, 9 Brad Weber (captain), 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Tupou Vaa’i, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Aidan Ross

Replacements: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Ryan Coxon, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 20 Dylan Nel, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Etene Nanai-Seturo


Blues vs Hurricanes Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

The Blues have played the Hurricanes 33 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Blues have won 15 matches, lost 17 times and drawn once.

The Blues 15 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 46% of their matches against the Hurricanes regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Auckland which is home for the Blues and the venue where the teams have met 17 times.

In those 17 matches played in Auckland the Blues have won 8 matches and lost 9. This gives the Blues a record of winning 47% of their matches against the Hurricanes at home.

The average score when the Blues play the Hurricanes in Auckland is: Blues 24 Hurricanes24.

The Blues have won the last five matches against the Hurricanes in Auckland and the Hurricanes have not won in the city since 2014.

The Blues have won the last five matches against the Hurricanes in Auckland and the blues have not won at home in these matches since 2014.

The Bookies have given the Hurricanes a 6 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Blues 26 Hurricanes 25

Last five results
Sat, 07 Mar 2020 Blues v Hurricanes 24-15 Wellington
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 Blues v Hurricanes 24-29 Wellington
Fri, 10 May 2019 Blues v Hurricanes 12-22 Auckland
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 Blues v Hurricanes 24-42 Wellington
Fri, 11 May 2018 Blues v Hurricanes 15-36 Auckland

Blues overall record against the Hurricanes
Played 33 ,Wins, Losses 17 , Draws 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Blues v Hurricanes
Date : Sunday 14 June
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland
Kick Off local: 15:35
Referee:  Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2:James Doleman
TMO : Brendon Pickerill

Teams

Blues

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Sam Nock, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 James Parsons, 1 Alex Hodgman

Replacements: 16 Kurt Eklund, 17 Ezekiel Lindenmuth, 18 Marcel Renata, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Dalton Papalii, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Matt Duffi

Hurricanes

15 Chase Tiatia, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (co-captain), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (co-captain), 1 Fraser Armstrong

Replacements: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Ardie Savea, 22 Jamie Booth, 23 Billy Proctor

 


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