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Super Rugby Aotearoa reached the halfway point this weekend and there will be a special treat on Saturday as the Crusaders host the Blues in a top of the table clash.

Both of these teams are unbeaten after the first four rounds (and three matches played). The Crusaders lead the standings and have home advantage in this match so the odds favour them to retain the top spot.


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In the second match this weekend the Hurricanes host the Highlanders. The Hurricanes won their first match last weekend when they beat the Highlanders so they will be looking to keep their winning streak going.

The Chiefs who have yet to win a match have the bye this round.


Crusaders v Blues Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

The Crusaders have played the Blues 35 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Crusaders have won 24 matches, lost 1 time, and drawn none.

The Crusaders 24 wins out of 35 matches gives them a record of winning 69% of their matches against the Blues regardless of venue.

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

In those 16 matches played in Christchurch, the Crusaders have won 13 matches and lost 3. This gives the Crusaders a record of winning 81% of their matches against the Blues at home.

The average score when the Crusaders play the Blues in Christchurch is Crusaders 31 Blues 19.

The Crusaders have won the last eleven matches against the Blues in Christchurch and the Blues have not won in the city since 2004.

The Bookies have given the Blues an 8 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Crusaders 26 Blues 21

Last five results
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Crusaders v Blues 25-8 Auckland
Sat, 25 May 2019 Crusaders v Blues 19-11 Christchurch
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 Crusaders v Blues 24-22 Auckland
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 Crusaders v Blues 54-17 Christchurch
Sat, 19 May 2018 Crusaders v Blues 32-24 Auckland

Crusaders overall record against the Blues
Played 35, Wins 24, Losses 11, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date: Saturday 11 July
Venue: Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-Off local: 19:05
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2:James Doleman
TMO: Mike Fraser

Teams

Crusaders

1. Joe Moody 2. Codie Taylor (C) 3. Michael Alaalatoa 4. Samuel Whitelock 5. Mitchell Dunshea 6. Tom Sanders 7. Tom Christie 8. Whetukamokamo Douglas (VC) 9. Bryn Hall 10. Richie Mo’unga 11. George Bridge 12. Jack Goodhue 13. Braydon Ennor 14. Sevu Reece 15. David Havili (VC)

Replacements: 16. Andrew Makalio 17. George Bower 18. Oliver Jager 19. Quinten Strange 20. Sione Havili 21. Mitchell Drummond 22. Fetuli Paea 23. Will Jordan

Blues

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Harry Plummer, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (c), 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 James Parsons, 1 Alex Hodgman.

Replacements: 16 Kurt Eklund, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Aaron Carroll, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 TJ Faiane, 23 Matt Duffie.


Hurricanes v Highlanders Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

The Hurricanes have played the Highlanders 33 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Hurricanes have won 19 matches, lost 14 times, and drawn none.

The Hurricanes 19 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 57% of their matches against the Highlanders 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 15 times.

In those 15 matches played in Wellington, the Hurricanes have won 9 matches and lost 6. This gives the Hurricanes a record of winning 60 % of their matches against the Highlanders at home.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Highlanders in Wellington is Hurricanes 28 Highlanders 22.

The Hurricanes have won the last four matches against the Highlanders in Wellington and the Highlanders have not won in the city since 2015.

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

Average score: Hurricanes 25 Highlanders 22

Last five results
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 Hurricanes v Highlanders 31-28 Dunedin
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 Hurricanes v Highlanders 25-22 Wellington
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 Hurricanes v Highlanders 14-30 Dunedin
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 Hurricanes v Highlanders 29-12 Wellington
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 Hurricanes v Highlanders 41-15 Wellington

Hurricanes overall record against the Highlanders
Played 33, Wins 19 , Losses 14, Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date:  Sunday 12 July
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

1 Ben May 2 Asafo Aumua 3 Tyrel Lomax 4 James Blackwell 5 Scott Scrafton 6 Devan Flanders 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi 8 Ardie Savea 9 TJ Perenara [C] 10 Fletcher Smith 11 Ben Lam 12 Ngani Laumape 13 Vince Aso 14 Kobus Van Wyk 15 Jordie Barrett

Replacements: 16. Ricky Riccitelli 17. Pouri Rakete-Stones 18. Alex Fidow 19. Vaea Fifita 20. Murphy Taramai 21. Jamie Booth 22. Billy Proctor 23. Wes Goosen

Highlanders

1. Ayden Johnstone 2. Ash Dixon (cc) 3. Siate Tokolahi 4. Pari Pari Parkinson 5. Jack Whetton 6. Shannon Frizell 7. Dillon Hunt 8. Marino Mikaele Tu’u 9. Aaron Smith (cc) 10. Mitch Hunt 11. Jona Nareki 12. Patelesio Tomkinson 13. Rob Thompson 14. Scott Gregory 15. Michael Collins

Replacements : 16. Liam Coltman 17. Daniel Lienert-Brown 18. Jeff Thwaites 19. Manaaki Selby-Rickit 20. Jesse Parete 21. Kayne Hammington 22. Bryn Gatland 23. Teariki Ben-Nicholas

 


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