Crusaders v Blues
The Super Rugby Pacific final between the Crusaders and the Chiefs promises to be an intense showdown between two formidable teams. The Chiefs have had the upper hand in their recent encounters with the Crusaders, winning both of their matches in the 2023 season. But the Crusaders strong track record in finals is very hard to go against, having won 12 of their 16 appearances, and they will be determined to add another title to their impressive collection.
The return of All Blacks great Sam Whitelock from injury provides a significant boost for the Crusaders. His experience and leadership will be crucial in a high-pressure match. Richie Mo’unga, who will also be playing his last game for the Crusaders before moving to Japan, will be another key figure for the team.
The Chiefs, led by their captain Sam Cane, have shown resilience and belief throughout the season. They have a solid lineup with an average of 78 Super Rugby caps per player, and their home advantage adds to their confidence. Pita Gus Sowakula’s inclusion on the blindside flank adds further firepower to their backrow.
The Chiefs have been the team to beat all year. Outside of a slip up against the Reds they have looked unbeatable. Near full strength, at home and getting a price close to $2 seems a great opportunity
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