Saturday the 19th June saw the top 2 teams of the TransTasman Super Rugby competition battle it out for first place. The Highlanders, powered by our natural sports supplement, booked themselves a place it the finals after beating the ACT Brumbies on their home turf in Canberra last weekend 33-12.
Although they were one of 3 New Zealand teams at the top of the table and equal on 23 points each, the Highlanders and Blues pushed ahead of the Crusaders on the difference between points scored for and against.
Neither the Blues or Highlanders reached the finals in the Aotearoa Super Rugby final where the Crusaders squared off against the Chiefs. The Crusaders were again the dominant side, taking out their 2nd Aotearoa trophy.
Amongst the Australian teams, the ACT Brumbies finished with a best placing of 6th place, their win over the Hurricanes equaling the Reds effort of a win over the Chiefs placing them equal on points but behind on points difference.
It was an exciting final however the Blues were ahead on points at the final whistle and won their first championship in 18 years. Congratulations Blues.