They began to dispute the 4th. Super Rugby Aotearoa date and in the first game of the day Chiefs he turned it around in an overwhelming second half to Hurricanes who had dominated him during the first half 35-29. The closing of the date was starred by Blues and Crusaders in a game full of great emotions: victory for the visiting franchise with a Richie mo’unga as the great figure of the meeting.
BLUES 27- 43 CRUSADERS (Saturday)
Two great teams and a large number of established players in both franchises were the premise of this great game. They did not disappoint and already from the start, a few minutes after the game started, Blues and Crusaders showed all their power. After seven minutes of play, a penalty from Black Otere opened the scoring for the Blues. He quickly responded to the visit with a try from Jack Goodhue. A Blake Gibson try put the hosts ahead but the Christchurch cast was present at the match and managed to reverse the score to leave it 26-19 in their favor after the first half. Already in the second half, the process of the game was different: Crusaders imposed all his hierarchy and, with his opening Richie Mo’unga as a leading figure with 28 points, he settled the match with a final result of 43-27. In this way, those led by Scott Robertson are first in the competition as a result of their four victories in the same number of games.
-HURRICANS 29-35 CHIEFS (Saturday)
The match started very even as both teams were able to score a try before 15 minutes of play. Luke Campbell did it for the hometown and Kaleb Trask did it for Chiefs. Despite this, Hurricanes dominated the first half and went into halftime for a wide 26-7 lead thanks to two attempts by Ricky Riccitelli and Salesi Rayasi. In the second half, everything turned around as Hamilton’s men were able to score another four tries at the hands of Chase Tiatia, Brad Weber, Isaia Walker-Leawere and Luke Jacobson. Thus, Chiefs achieved their first victory in the Aotearoa – they had also not won in the 2020 edition – while the Hurricanes reached three consecutive defeats.