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The Crusaders return to Super rugby this weekend after missed the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa with a bye last weekend.

The Highlanders have the bye this weekend so the Chiefs play the Blues on Saturday and the Hurricanes host the Crusaders on Sunday.


Chiefs v Blues Super Rugby Preview

The Chiefs have played the Blues 33 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Chiefs have won 21 matches, lost 11 times and drawn once.

The Chiefs 21 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 64% of their matches against the Blues regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Hamilton which is home for the Chiefs and the venue where the teams have met 16 times.

In those 16 matches played in Hamilton, the Chiefs have won 11 matches and lost 5. This gives the Chiefs a record of winning 69% of their matches against the Blues at home.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Blues in Hamilton is: Chiefs 27 Blues 21.

The Chiefs have won the last eight matches against the Blues in Hamilton and the Blues have not won in the city since 2011.

The Bookies have given the Blues a 3 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Chiefs 26 Blues 22

Last five results
Sat, 31 Jan 2020 Chiefs v Blues 37-29 Auckland
Sat, 18 May 2019 Chiefs v Blues 8-23 Auckland
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 Chiefs v Blues 33-29 Hamilton
Sat, 07 Apr 2018 Chiefs v Blues 21-19 Hamilton
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 Chiefs v Blues 27-21 Auckland

Chiefs overall record against the Blues
Played 33 ,Wins 21, Losses 11 ,Draws 1

Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 20 June
Venue : FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee:  Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Paul Williams
TMO : James Doleman

Teams

Chiefs

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Quinn Tupaea, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 4 Tupou Vaa’l, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Aidan Ross

Replacements: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Reuben O’Neill, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Adam Thomson, 20 Dylan Nel, 21 Lisati Milo-Harris, 22 Kaleb Trask, 23 Solomon Alaimalo

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 Dalton Papali’i, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 James Parsons, 1 Alex Hodgman.

Replacements: 16 Kurt Eklund, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Matt Duffie


Hurricanes v Crusaders Super Rugby Preview

The Hurricanes have played the Crusaders 38 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Hurricanes have won 12 matches, lost 23 times and drawn three times.

The Hurricanes 12 wins out of 38 matches gives them a record of winning 32% of their matches against the Crusaders regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Wellington which is home for the Hurricanes and the venue where the teams have met 16 times.

In those 16 matches played in Wellington, the Hurricanes have won 7, lost 7, and drawn 2. This gives the Hurricanes a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Crusaders at home.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Crusaders in Wellington is: Hurricanes 20 Crusaders 25.

The Crusaders won the last match against the Hurricanes in Wellington but the five before that were all won by the Hurricanes. The Crusaders have never won two matches in a row in Wellington against the Hurricanes.

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

Average score: Hurricanes 20 Crusaders 27

Last five results
Sat, 29 Jun 2019 Semi Hurricanes v Crusaders 26-30 Christchurch
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 Hurricanes v Crusaders 8-32 Wellington
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 Hurricanes v Crusaders 22-38 Christchurch
Sat, 28 Jul 2018 Semi Hurricanes v Crusaders 12-30Christchurch
Fri, 25 May 2018 Hurricanes v Crusaders 13-24 Christchurch

Hurricanes overall record against the Crusaders
Played 38, Wins 12, Losses 23 , Draws 3

Match Officials and details
Date : Sunday 21 June
Venue : Sky Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 15:35
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:James Doleman
Assistant Ref 2:Ben O’Keeffe
TMO : Mike Fraser

Teams

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 Ardie Savea, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (co-captain), 1 Fraser Armstrong.

Replacements: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Ben May, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Scott Scrafton, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Billy Proctor, 23 Kobus van Wyk.

Crusaders

15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 7 Billy Harmon, 6 Cullen Grace, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor (captain), 1 Joe Moody

Replacements: 16 Brodie McAlister, 17 George Bower, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 David Havili, 23 Leicester Faingaanuku

 


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