Super Rugby continues this weekend in both Australia and New Zealand with another few days of action-packed, fast-paced rugby in store. Here’s a quick breakdown of what is to come.
With just two rounds of Super Rugby NZ Aotearoa action remaining, a title winner could be decided as early as Sunday.
The Hurricanes and Chiefs kick off round nine action on Saturday, August 8, before Sunday’s Highlanders vs Crusaders game could determine the winner of the entire competition.
Title chances of the Crusaders, Blues and Hurricanes:
Currently 1st on 24 points
Need one win from their two remaining games to win the title
Currently 2nd on 22 points
Need to beat the Crusaders in their final game (and) hope Crusaders lose to the Highlanders
There is also a chance both teams could end of 26 points, but Blues would have won more games so they would have the tiebreaker
Currently 3rd on 16 points
Need to win their remaining two games, both with a bonus point (and) hope Crusaders lose their final two games (and) the Blues win their final game without a bonus point
👀 Keep your eyes peeled on @BluesRugbyTeam‘s Caleb Clarke 😂ADVERTISEMENT
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) August 4, 2020
SUPER RUGBY AU
Super Rugby AU is officially halfway through the season in its sixth round of competition.
The Rebels host the Brumbies on Friday before a New South Wales vs Queensland rivalry when the Waratahs go head-to-head against the Reds on Saturday, August 8.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK | Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 8@BluesRugby Finlay Christie with two superb tries and another assist for the young Scot. Gee he came close to a hat-trick!#PlayerOfTheWeek #SuperRugby25Years #SuperRugbyAotearoa pic.twitter.com/vDus9xcy9n
— Super Rugby/TRC (@SuperRugby) August 5, 2020