Live coverage of the Super Rugby Final between the Blues vs Crusaders at Auckland’s Eden Park. The Crusaders vs Blues will battle it out to crown the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific champion. Both teams have been the form operators throughout the tournament looking to add another chapter to the rivalry.
The Blues finished top at the end of the regular season and are desperate to prove themselves against the 10-time champion Crusaders, who have consistently set the benchmark in the southern hemisphere competition.
The Blues and Crusaders will battle it out to crown the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific champion. Both teams have been the form operators throughout the tournament looking to add another chapter to the rivalry. The Blues enter as the team to beat after going nearly unbeaten throughout the regular season including a tight win over the Crusaders.
They welcome back Dalton Papalii from the bench as they look to make it two titles in two years. Meanwhile, Scott Robertson’s side are out to claim an 11th Super Rugby title after they cruised to victory over the Chiefs. They are boosted by the return of Sam Whitelock who slots back into the second-row.
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Who will win the Super Rugby title in 2022?
It’s difficult to mount an argument that the premiership won’t be heading to New Zealand this year. 3 NZ teams remain with the ACT Brumbies flying the Australian flag after a strong season.
They take on the Blues this week, a team they lost to by just 3 points late in the season so that would give them some hope.
We suspect the Blues will end up taking on the Crusaders in the final and will ultimately claim the title again.
Blues: 1-Alex Hodgman, 2-Kurt Eklund 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Josh Goodhue, 5-Tom Robinson, 6-Akira Ioane, 7-Adrian Choat, 8-Hoskins Sotutu, 9-Finlay Christie, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-AJ Lam, 12-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 13-Rieko Ioane, 14-Mark Telea, 15-Stephen Perofeta
Reserves: 16-Soane Vikena, 17-Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18-Ofa Tuungafasi, 19-Luke Romano, 20-James Tucker/Dalton Papalii, 21-Sam Nock, 22-Bryce Heem, 23-Zarn Sullivan
Crusaders: 1-George Bower, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Oli Jager, 4-Scott Barrett (c), 5-Sam Whitelock, 6-Pablo Matera, 7-Tom Christie, 8-Cullen Grace, 9-Bryn Hall, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 11-Leicester Fainga’anuku, 12-David Havili, 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Sevu Reece, 15-Will Jordan
Reserves: 16-Brodie McAlister, 17-Tamaiti Williams, 18-Fletcher Newell, 19-Quinten Strange, 20-Corey Kellow, 21-Mitch Drummond, 22-Braydon Ennor, 23-George Bridge
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant referees: Nic Berry, Stu Curran
Third Match Official: Shane McDermott
TAB betting odds:
Blues – $1.67 Crusaders – $2.05
Cloudy with a few showers, turning to rain from afternoon.
Join us at 7pm Saturday for live updates of the Blues v Crusaders Super Rugby Pacific final