The Crusaders host the Chiefs in an all New Zealand semi final in Christchurch this weekend where they will look to continue an incredible home finals winning streak.
The Chiefs are up against history as they try to beat the Crusaders . By flying into New Zealand from South Africa, as they will on Tuesday morning, then winning a playoff match, they will have ended a 12-game losing streak for teams in such situations, that stretches back almost 20 years.
It’s the Crusaders who lie in wait this time, an imposing opponent who went 14-1 in the regular season, before shutting out the Highlanders in impressive fashion in the quarterfinals. They’ve been able to spend the past two weeks at home, and they will be all the better for it.
The Chiefs have had the wood on the Crusaders in recent finals meetings however the Crusaders appear back to their dominant best