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Super Rugby Aotearoa has reached the half way point and after five rounds the Crusaders have a six point lead over the Blues who have played one less match.

This weekend the Super rugby in New Zealand kicks off in Wellington where the Hurricanes host the Blues. On Sunday the Chiefs are back in Hamilton and they host the Highlanders.


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The Crusaders have the bye but their lead is big enough that they will retain their lead for at least another week.


Hurricanes v Blues Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

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

The Hurricanes 17 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 52% of their matches against the Blues 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 8 matches, lost 7 and drawn one. This gives the Hurricanes a record of winning 50% of their matches against the Blues at home.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Blues in Wellington is Hurricanes 27 Blues 28.

The Blues won the last match against the Hurricanes in Wellington but the five before that were won by the Hurricanes.

The Bookies have given the Hurricanes a 2 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Hurricanes 25 Blues 26

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

Hurricanes overall record against the Blues
Played 33 ,Wins 17 , Losses 15, Draws 1

Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 18 July
Venue : Sky Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2:Paul Williams
TMO : James Doleman

Teams

Hurricanes

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (cc), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (cc), 1 Ben May

Replacements: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Billy Proctor, 23 Wes Goosen

Blues

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Emoni Narawa, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Harry Plummer, 11 Mark Telea, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie; 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Aaron Carroll, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Alex Hodgman.

Replacements: 16 Tolai Luteru, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 TJ Faiane, 23 Matt Duffie


Chiefs v Highlanders Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

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

The Chiefs 18 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 55% of their matches against the Highlanders 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 9 matches and lost 7. This gives the Chiefs a record of winning 56% of their matches against the Highlanders at home.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Highlanders in Hamilton is: Chiefs 24 Highlanders 21.

The Highlanders won the last match against the Chiefs in Hamilton and the Chiefs have not won at home in these matches since 2018.

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

Average score: Chiefs 24 Highlanders 23

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

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

Match Officials and details
Date :  Sunday 19 July
Venue : FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Kick Off local:  15:35
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:James Doleman
TMO : Brendon Pickerill

Teams

Chiefs

Aidan Ross , Bradley Slater , Nepo Laulala ,Tupou Vaa’i , Mitchell Brown ,Lachlan Boshier,Sam Cane (c), Pita Gus Sowakula , Brad Weber, Kaleb Trask ,Solomon Alaimalo ,Alex Nankivell , Anton Lienert-Brown ,Sean Wainui ,Damian McKenzie (

Replacements: Samisoni Taukei’aho ,Reuben O’Neill, Ross Geldenhuys ,Adam Thomson, Mitchell Karpik ,Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi , Aaron Cruden , Quinn Tupaea

Highlanders

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

Replacements 16. Liam Coltman 17. Ethan De Groot 18. Jeff Thwaites 19. Manaaki Selby-Rickit 20. Jesse Parete 21. Folau Fakatava 22. Josh Ioane 23. Jona Nareki


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