Super Rugby Final Preview

SUPER RUGBY FINAL

Lions v Crusaders

After months of Rugby we're finally down to the last two teams in the Super Rugby final. Both teams thoroughly deserving finalists after great performances on the weekend.

The Lions who looked down and out after 30 minutes managed to come back and hammer the Hurricanes by 15 points. The Crusaders were dominant in their win against the Chiefs and never looked like losing.

The Lions will make their second finals performance after losing in last years final to the Hurricanes. While the Crusaders have been there done that before albeit with different personal.

The Crusaders have beaten the Lions on 6 of the last 7 occasions; however the last time they played the Lions defeated the Crusaders in South Africa 42-25. The last two games have been very high scoring with average points per game of 73.5.

Arguably the Lions play a more "New Zealand" type of rugby, throwing the ball around with ease and attacking at any opportunity. While the Crusaders tend to play a more defensive style game, keeping it tight in the forwards, being patient in attack.

It should be a cracker of a final, I just think the Crusaders have looked incredible in defence in the last couple of weeks and will be hard to break the attacking line. I'm picking the Crusaders to win this one.

OTP Recommendation

Crusaders -1.53 at 2.00Bookie Image 1+3

otp odds

  • RESULTSSTAKESROI
    Final +3 3 100%
    Semi Finals -0.77 6.5 -12%
    Quarter Finals +2.94 9 33%
    Week Seventeen -1.2 11 -11%
    Week Sixteen -3.3 9 -37%
    Week Fifteen +0.52 19.5 3%
    Week Fourteen -16 16 -100%
    Week Thirteen +3.81 13.5 28%
    Week Twelve +2.71 17.5 15%
    Week Eleven -2.9 11 -26%
    Week Ten -0.35 14 -3%
    Week Nine -5.52 13 -42%
    Week Eight +6.77 12 56%
    Week Seven +7.8 9 87%
    Week Six +15.46 13 119%
    Week Five +1.61 10 16%
    Week Four -2.24 8 -28%
    Week Three -10 10 -100%
    Week Two +4.9 8 61%
    Week One -4.15 13.5 -31%
    Futures +5.7 10 57%
    Total +8.79 226.5 4%

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