One more title for Crusaders … Thanks to the victory this Sunday by 32-22 against Highlanders, the Christchurch team enjoyed a real party at home, Super Rugby Aotearoa champion was consecrated to a date of its final and, from this In this way, he once again demonstrated who is boss in New Zealand rugby.
In a different competition as a result of the pandemic that conditioned sporting activity at a global level, it was dominating from start to finish. It is true that he had a stumble on date 7 against Hurricanes (32-34), but it is also true that he recovered in the best way by beating Chiefs 32-19 on the following day, on the road.
Thus, and taking into account that this 2020 was not with the usual format, Crusaders already achieved 11 titles in Super Rugby since it began in 1996: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
On the other hand, the Christchurch cast is by far the biggest winner in the history of SANZAAR’s tournament. Not so closely followed by the Blues (3), Bulls (3), Brumbies (2), Chiefs (2), Waratahs (1), Hurricanes (1), Highlanders (1) and Reds (1).
It should also be noted the top figures that the team led by Scott Robertson had on their way to the title. The opening Richie Mo’unga was one of the highest points, and not only of his team, but of the entire competition. On the other hand, one of the biggest appearances was that of fullback Will Jordan, who undoubtedly raised his hand as if to fight for the number 15 jersey of the All Blacks.
Special mention to the tireless Sam Whitelock, the second line who returned from Japan just in time to offer his team his enormous experience in the second line and his absolute dedication, one of his main characteristics and who has 151 matches in his personal account. the Super Rugby.
As it was, Crusaders did it again and, with each passing year, he moves further and further away from the teams that compete against him. The owner of New Zealand!