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Crusaders v Chiefs, Saturday May 8, 7.05pm kickoff
After 10 weeks of fierce local derbies, the Crusaders and Chiefs have emerged at the top of the tree of domestic rugby in Aotearoa and will meet for the first time in a Super Rugby final.
The Crusaders come into the final having won 2020’s impromptu tournament, as well as the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Rugby championships. The side have also appeared in a record 14 Super Rugby finals, winning 10 of those, and has never lost a playoff match at home. A victory in Christchurch on Saturday would continue the side’s unprecedented run of title success.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have turned the tables following a winless 2020 campaign, and after losing their first two of 2021, won five straight to secure a spot in their first final since 2013.
Crusaders: Will Jordan, Sevu Reece, Leicester Fainga’anuku, David Havili, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Mitchell Drummond, Cullen Grace, Sione Havili Talitui, Ethan Blackadder, Samuel Whitelock, Scott Barrett (c), Michael Alaalatoa, Codie Taylor, George Bower.
Reserves: Brodie McAlister, Tamaiti Williams, Oliver Jager, Mitchell Dunshea, Tom Sanders, Bryn Hall, Dallas McLeod, Braydon Ennor.
Chiefs: Damian McKenzie, Jonah Lowe, Anton Lienert-Brown, Alex Nankivell, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Bryn Gatland, Brad Weber (c), Luke Jacobson, Lachlan Boshier, Pita Gus Sowakula, Mitchell Brown, Tupou Vaa’i, Angus Ta’avao, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Aidan Ross.
Reserves: Bradley Slater, Ollie Norris, Sione Mafileo, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Zane Kapeli, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Rameka Poihipi, Chase Tiatia.