Hurricanes vs Crusaders Live Stream Super Rugby Semifinal 2019

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Hurricanes vs Crusaders Live Stream: Super Rugby Semifinal 2019. The Crusaders won all four finals series encounters against the Hurricanes between 2003 and 2008 in an era where the All Blacks‑stacked southern franchise boasted Richie McCaw and Dan Carter. The Hurricanes have never beaten the Crusaders at the business end of the season.


“Saturday then rolls around and that’s the easy bit, it’s about doing the hard work Monday to Friday and then the fun stuff on Saturday.” Meanwhile, Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar has admitted that the Crusaders will need to improve on their 40–10 quarter-final win over the Sharks, despite the resounding scoreline in that game.

“We realise that we need to be getting better every day and so get better or face the end of the season,” he said.

“A heck of a lot of respect for the Hurricanes, we got things right in a lot of cases against the Sharks, but we know there’s a lot we got out that we need to work on and we need to get better at for the Hurricanes.”

AMI Stadium, the so-called “temporary” arena in Addington that remains the only option for rugby games in the city as long as the political bureaucrats continue to prevaricate, is certainly humble.

But it’s home sweet home for the Crusaders. After they meet the Hurricanes on Saturday night we will know whether they need to extend the tenancy agreement for another week.

Four teams now stand in line looking for a ticket to the big dance, with each of the four home teams from the qualifying finals progressing to the penultimate knockout stage.

The Crusaders, Lions, Waratahs, and Hurricanes come into this round on the back of differing fortunes, but all will be buoyed by the fact that they need to rummage together just two more wins for the season to hold aloft the Super Rugby trophy.

The Crusaders and Hurricanes will start proceedings on Saturday evening in what will be the 12th all-New Zealand semifinal in Super Rugby history. The ledger lies firmly in favour of the Crusaders, who have won each of the three previous meetings between these teams at the semifinal stage.

In fact, each of the previous 11 New Zealand derbies in semifinals have seen the home team on the day progress to the next week.

This season’s Super Rugby semi-final pairings have been decided after an action-packed round of quarter-finals.

The Lions will play the Waratahs in Ellis Park in their semi-final live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event from 1.45pm on Saturday, after an inspired Elton Jantijies secured their passage with a bruising 40–23 win against the Jaguares.

History is on the Crusaders’ side as they get set to host the Hurricanes in Saturday’s Super Rugby semifinal.