The eighth date of Super Rugby Aotearoa it has very interesting matches. In the first instance, Highlanders outperformed Blues 35-29 and got fully into the fight for a place in the championship final. The other encounter left Chiefs as the winner of the four-time champion Crusaders by 26-25.
CHIEFS 26-15 CRUSADERS
In an exciting match, the Chiefs took the victory over the Crusaders 26-25 thanks to a penalty converted by Damian McKenzie with three minutes remaining. Throughout the match parity reigned but the kick of the figure on the court was decisive in the final result. Those who scored for Hamilton were Lachlan Boshier and Jonah Lowe. While for those from Christchurch they converted Leicester Fainga’anuku, Will Jordan and Codie Taylor.
HIGHLANDERS 35-29 BLUES
In a great game, Highlanders, at home, beat Blues 35-29 and gets into the fight to get a ticket in the final of the tournament. Kazuki Himeno, Josh Ioane, Ngatungane Punivai, Jona Nareki and Michael Collins scored for the locals. While for the visitors, they visited the Ingoal Jonathan Ruru, Rieko Ioane, Nepo Laulala and Hoskins Sotutu. In addition, Alex Hodgman saw the direct red card with seven minutes to go that complicated the process of the match for Blues.