Chiefs v Crusaders

July 27, 2013
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The defending champions is hosting the multiple Super Rugby winners in Hamilton.  South Africans will be rooting for one team only.

Recent results:
2013: Crusaders won 43-15 in Christchurch
2013: Chiefs won 28-19 in Hamilton
2012: Chiefs won 20-17 in Hamilton
2012: Crusaders won 28-21 in Hamilton
2012: Chiefs won 24-19 in Napier
2011: Crusaders won 25-19 in Napier
2011: Crusaders won 34-16 in Tauranga
2010: Crusaders won 26-19 in Hamilton
2009: Crusaders won 19-13 in Christchurch
2008: Chiefs won 18-5 in Hamilton


Chiefs: 15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Matt Vant Leven, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (captain), 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Ben Afeaki, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Augustine Pulu, 21 Bundee Aki, 22 Robbie Robinson.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Tom Marshall, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Tom Taylor, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Luke Whitelock, 19 Richie McCaw, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tyler Bleyendaal, 22 Adam Whitelock.

Date: Saturday, July 27
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off: 19.35 (17.35 NSW/ACT; 07.35 GMT)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy. 10 degrees celsius with a light wind
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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  1. avatar Craven says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Ok, Saders not as dominant as I was expecting.

  2. avatar Craven says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Chiefs try. Saders playing catch up rugby.

  3. avatar Craven says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    So much for a Bulls home final. They should have beat the Stormers.

  4. avatar Boertjie says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Bulls may as well give up now. No way
    the can beat the Chiefs in NZL.
    12 pointer in the waiting.

  5. avatar The Year of the Cheetah says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Did not expect this at all. Funny how a season changes. At the start the Chiefs looked unstoppable and this result would not have been strange at all.

    Based on this game I reckon the Brumbies have all the chance in the world for an upset today. Teams are just too close. Its who wants it on the day

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