Super rugby Aotearoa round 9 this weekend is the Chiefs final round of the tournament as they have a bye next weekend.
The Chiefs have yet to win a match so this weekend is their final chance to get a W in their record for this tournament.
Unfortunately, the Chiefs have to travel Wellington on Saturday where they have a record of winning just 33% of their matches.
The Blues have a bye this weekend and they will be hoping that the Crusaders slip up against the Highlanders on Sunday as a victory for the Dunedin side will keep Auckland’s Blues side in the race for the title.
Hurricanes v Chiefs Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview
The Hurricanes have played the Chiefs 36 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Hurricanes have won 19 matches, lost 15 times and drawn two.
The Hurricanes 19 wins out of 36 matches gives them a record of winning 53% of their matches against the Chiefs 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 17 times.
In those 17 matches played in Wellington the Hurricanes have won 13 matches and lost 4. This gives the Hurricanes a record of winning 77% of their matches against the Chiefs at home.
The average score when the Hurricanes play the Chiefs in Wellington is : Hurricanes 29 Chiefs 20.
The Hurricanes have won the last three matches against the Chiefs in Wellington and the Chiefs have not won in the city since 2017.
The Bookies have given the Chiefs a 7 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.
Average score: Hurricanes 24 Chiefs 22
Last five results
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 Hurricanes v Chiefs 27-24 Hamilton
Sat, 27 Apr 2019 Hurricanes v Chiefs 47-19 Wellington
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 Hurricanes v Chiefs 23-23 Hamilton
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 Elim Hurricanes v Chiefs 32-31 Wellington
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 Hurricanes v Chiefs 24-28 Hamilton
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 Hurricanes v Chiefs 25-13 Wellington
Hurricanes overall record against the Chiefs
Played 36 ,Wins 19, Losses 15 ,Draws 2
Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 8 August
Venue : Sky Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: James Doleman
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2: Brendon Pickerill
TMO : Mike Fraser
15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Wes Goosen, 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 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 19 Kane Le’aupepe, 20 Devan Flanders, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Billy Proctor, 23 Jonah Lowe
15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Kaleb Trask, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane(c), 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Ollie Norris
Replacements: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Rob Cobb, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Lisati Milo-Harris, 22 Quinn Tupaea, 23 Kini Naholo
Crusaders v Highlanders Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview
The Crusaders have played the Highlanders 38 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Crusaders have won 26 matches, lost 11 times and drawn once.
The Crusaders 26 wins out of 38 matches gives them a record of winning 68% of their matches against the Highlanders 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 20 times.
In those 20 matches played in Christchurch the Crusaders have won 17 matches and lost 3. This gives the Crusaders a record of winning 85% of their matches against the Highlanders at home.
The average score when the Crusaders play the Highlanders in Christchurch is : Crusaders 34 Highlanders 19.
The Crusaders have won the last six matches against the Highlanders in Christchurch and the Highlanders have not won in the city since 2015.
The Bookies have given the Highlanders a 16 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.
Average score: Crusaders 29 Highlanders 20
Last five results
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 Crusaders v Highlanders 33-13 Christchurch
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 Elim Crusaders v Highlanders 38-14Christchurch
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 Crusaders v Highlanders 43-17 Christchurch ~
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 Crusaders v Highlanders 0-0 Dunedin
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 Crusaders v Highlanders 45-22 Christchurch
Crusaders overall record against the Highlanders
Played 38 ,Wins 26 , Losses 11 , Draws 1
Match Officials and details
Date : Sunday 9 August
Venue : Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Kick Off local: 15:35
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Brendon Pickerill
TMO : Ben O’Keeffe
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 Tom Christie, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Quinten Strange, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 George Bower, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Sione Havili, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Leicester Fainga’anuku
15 Mitch Hunt, 14 Josh McKay, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Sio Tomkinson, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Aaron Smith (co-captain), 8 Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Jack Whetton, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Jeff Thwaites, 2 Ash Dixon (co-captain), 1 Ayden Johnstone
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 20 Teariki Ben-Nicholas, 21 Folau Fakatava, 22 Ngane Punivai, 23 Jesse Parete