Date 5 of Super Rugby Aotearoa began with the most anticipated duel, between the leader and three-time champion Crusaders and his main pursuer Blues. In a great game, Scott Robertson’s side took the 26-15 win thanks to, among other things, Mitchell Drummond and Will Jordan’s tries.
However, in addition to the result, there was another interesting number that left this new day of the New Zealand tournament. It is that, considering the recent victory, Crusaders already accumulates 36 consecutive games without losing in Christchurch: he won 35 and drew just one.
Blues also hasn’t won at Orangetheory Stadium since 2004! To find the last defeat that the team that devoted itself to Super Rugby the last three seasons suffered at home, it would be necessary to go back to 2016: on July 16 of that year, with the tries of Beauden Barret, Callum Gibbins, TJ Perenara Hurricanes, Willis Halaholo and Jason Woodward managed to win at Christchurch 35-10.