The Friday started the fifth date of the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby with the Hurricanes victory over Reds by 43-14 and a bonus point, to be a leader only for a few hours. Because in the second duel, The Highlanders also went 5-for-five against the Brumbies with a 33-12 record that leaves them with one foot in the final. And the question arises: How is it defined and who accesses the final?
On Saturday the date is completed with three meetings: Rebels-Crusaders live on ESPN Extra, Waratahs vs Chiefs at 6.40 live on ESPN 2 and at 8.45 delayed by ESPN 2, Blues receives Force, which will have Santiago Medrano as headline and Domingo Miotti among the reserves.
The tournament will be defined with a single final between the first two of the general table at the end of this day. Highlanders pointer march with 23 points and a difference of +103. On second place was Hurricanes with +102 points in favor. The third location is for Blues, who only need to win against Force to secure qualification, since adding the 4 points, it would surpass Highlanders and Hurricanes for having a better difference (+109).
More complicated is the situation Crusaders, who has 18 units (+71) and if he wants to get into the definition, he must beat Rebels in Sydney with a bonus point, and achieve a difference of 32 points or more, and support 4 tries to get into the top two. Finally, the other finalist of the recent Aotearoa, Chiefs, no longer has a chance to be in the definition.
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