As one of the most anticipated matches of the Super Rugby
season approaches, the coaches of the Chiefs and Crusaders
are preparing as normal despite missing their best players.
ODT Online rugby contributor Jeff Cheshire explains why the
Super 15 is a flawed competition.
This Saturday's confrontation against the Brumbies is another
gauge for the improving but youthful Blues squad.
Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau fractured his forearm and several
other Wallabies were injured as the New South Wales Waratahs
beat Super Rugby leaders ACT Brumbies 28-22 at Sydney's
Olympic Stadium .
The Blues haven't won in Christchurch since 2004 and were
never in any real danger of breaking that pattern tonight
when losing 23-3 to the Crusaders.
P – played; W – won; L – lost; D – draw; Pts –
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