UPDATE : QUALIFIER FINALS RESULTS
Crusaders 28 Bulls 13
Reds 17 Sharks 30
So its down to the last 4 teams in Super 15′s now, and fittingly, the two New Zealand sides will play off against each other as will the two South African sides.
The Stormers face the Sharks in Capetown and the Crusaders face the Chiefs in Hamilton. Both games are this coming Friday night. We are currently working on our Super 15 Semi-final previews and will link it here once complete.
It’s the Super 15′s Qualifying finals this weekend with the Crusaders and Bulls going at it in Christchurch and the Reds and Sharks playing off in Brisbane. The winners will go onto meet the Chiefs and Stormers in the Super 15 semi finals next weekend.
Crusaders v Bulls
The bulls have beaten the Crusaders in their last 3 Super 15′s finals encounters (07,09,10) with all three games being played in South Africa. The Crusaders on the other hand have won an amazing 14 from 15 finals games played in New Zealand and well and truly go in as short priced favourites in this game.
The Crusaders will be on guard and ready for the Bulls attempt to apply a physical presence on the game and will also be wary of Mayne Steyn, the Bulls goalkicker, who’s been in great form with his ability to keep the scoreboard ticking over from most places in the oppositions half.
Nonetheless, this game is looking like a comfortable win for the Crusaders with no less than 10 All-Blacks in the side playing at home in a final.
Reds v Sharks
In another seemingly one-sided affair this weekend, the Queensland Reds take on the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Whilst the Reds are without Quade Cooper after coping a week at the tribunal on Monday night, the Reds should book their spot in the Semi’s next weekend