The Hurricanes recorded an emphatic 43-22 win over the Crusaders in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
Crusaders stalwart Kieran Read is set to undergo back surgery and will miss the start of the 2018 Super Rugby season.
As many as 12 All Blacks have signed contract extensions to remain at the Crusaders until the end of 2019.
The Super Rugby final highlighted the tactical and mental shortcomings in the Lions’ and indeed SA rugby’s game, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann says the red-card punishment didn’t fit the crime committed in the Super Rugby final at Ellis Park, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
The Crusaders punished a frantic and ill-disciplined Lions side to win 25-17 on Saturday and claim their eighth Super Rugby title. JON CARDINELLI at Ellis Park reports.
The Lions will need to win the set-piece and gainline battles in order to negate the Crusaders’ rush defence in the Super Rugby final at Ellis Park on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Crusaders rate Jaco Peyper as the best referee in Super Rugby and feel that he is the right man to handle the final at Ellis Park, writes JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
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The Lions have named an unchanged lineup for Saturday’s final against the Crusaders at Ellis Park.