Date 8 of Super Rugby Aotearoa, which started on Saturday with the Crusaders victory against the Chiefs, closed this Sunday with the great performance of Blues, who beat Highlanders in Dunedin after 9 years and, in the absence of two ends of week, still dreaming of the title.
One of the great people responsible for keeping the Auckland team in the race and still looking forward to being able to consecrate themselves in the New Zealand tournament, was scrum half Finlay Christie, who in addition to having scored 2 tries (the first, spectacular), rounded off an excellent performance managing the threads of his team next to the opening Beauden Barrett.
At 10 minutes into the game, the number 9 was very opportune to be at the right moment and crown an impressive collective maneuver, which included a precise corrett kick from Barrett and a huge butt from the wing Clarke. Later, at 42 ‘, when Highlanders was still close on the scoreboard, Christie was again the ideal support and violated the ingoal rival at a key moment in the game.
On the other hand, he contributed 4 tackles and, taking into account the 7 times he ran with the dominated ball, he advanced 49 meters. Thus, Christie became the figure of the weekend and, thanks to his tries and good level, Blues was two points behind the Crusaders leader with two dates remaining for the end of the competition. And although his team has one more game, depending on what happens with Robertson’s team on date 9, on 10 they could define in Auckland.