Posts Tagged "Crusaders"

On paper, the Crusaders boast the best team in the competition – nothing unusual given they have done so for the best part of a decade.

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It was one of those moments in a game where as soon, as it happened, you could see and hear the conversations starting.

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The Super Rugby 2017 final, won by the Crusaders over the favourites the Lions 25-17, was played with such ferocious intensity and high skills from both sides that the multitude of problems that have plagued the tournament this year were reduced to insignificance during the 80 minutes or so of battle on the field.

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The Crusaders’ clinical Super Rugby final win, 25-17 over the Lions, has showed once again that when matters are kept to rugby, the competition is not as broken as what it appears.

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article titled ‘Australian needs a champion team not a team of champions‘.

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The Crusaders have won the 2017 Super Rugby title after defeating the Lions by 25-17 in Johannesburg, scoring three tries to two in the process.

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The Crusaders have been crowned Super Rugby champions for 2017 after defeating the Lions at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg by 25 points to 17 in a hard fought and composed performance in front of over 60,000 fans.

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Match result: The Crusaders have been crowned Super Rugby champions for 2017 after defeating the Lions at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg by 25 points to 17 in a hard fought and composed performance in front of over 60,000 fans.

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The finale of the Super Rugby season is upon us. Four conferences have battled it out in a flurry of intercontinental travel and match-ups and now, there are just two teams remaining.

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The Lions and the Crusaders have both been brilliant in 2017, but only one can be Super Rugby Championships. This week, they meet in Johannesburg in the title match.

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The 2017 Super Rugby season comes to a close as the Lions and Crusaders do battle in the final. The match is scheduled to kick-off at midnight, between Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 (AEST).

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RobC and Harry Jones walk into a bar. Separately. They sit down. At the bar. Separately.

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And then there were two. The best teams throughout the season will meet the first time for the season, and with the ultimate prize at stake.

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It honestly couldn’t have come at a better time. There’s been so much confusion, angst, dunderheadedness, indecision, procrastination, and annoying silence in rugby this season that the Super Rugby Final delivering the best two teams all season was a very welcome gift.

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Lions coach Johan Ackermann is now only 80 minutes away from fulfilling his dream of departing from Johannesburg with a Super Rugby title, after his side stunned the Hurricanes with 42 minutes of irresistible power rugby, turning a 22-3 deficit into a runaway 44-29 victory.

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Our grand finalists have been found for Super Rugby 2017 with the Lions hosting the Crusaders next weekend at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

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The Crusaders have become the first team to book their place in the Super Rugby grand final with a 14-point victory over the Chiefs in Christchurch.

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Match results: The Crusaders have produced a defensive master class to qualify for the Super Rugby final, defeating the Chiefs by 14 points in Christchurch.

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The first week of Super Rugby is behind us and safe to say, it played out as expected

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The Crusaders have no doubt that winning an eighth Super Rugby title will boil down to discipline.

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