The date 9 of Super Rugby Aotearoa it opened with an agonizing victory of Chiefs on Hurricanes who again had Damian McKenzie as a hero with an injury time penalty. In the early hours of Sunday Crusaders defeated with a great level Blues by 29 to 6, and he took away the chance of his rival to advance to the grand final of the contest, so the title match will be before Chiefs.
CRUSADERS 29-6 BLUES (Sunday)
Crusaders ruthlessly beat Blues 29-6 and managed to secure first place in the tournament in the absence of the last date. Throughout the game, the Christchurch team was far superior to its rival and this was demonstrated in the result. The figure on the court was Will Jordan who managed to convert two tries, while Sevu Reece and Codie Taylor completed the result. For its part, the only points scored by the Auckland team were from two penalties from Otere Black.
CHIEFS 26-24 HURRICANES (Friday)
In an extremely even game, Chiefs managed to turn the score around and beat the Hurricanes 26-24. The figure of the match was Damian McKenzie as he managed to convert the winning penalty on the last play of the game. Those who scored for Hamilton’s team were Pita-Gus Sowakula and Bryn Gatland. While for those from Wellington they converted James Blackwell, Billy Proctor and Asafo Aumua.