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The Lions advanced to this year’s final after claiming a deserved 42-30 victory over the Highlanders in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Departing Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will miss many aspects of Super Rugby, but the competition’s format will not be one of those.
Relive the game from Wellington as the ‘Canes saw off the Chiefs.
Chiefs co-captain Aaron Cruden believes his charges will come back stronger next year after they lost 25-9 to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara praised his side’s defence after they booked a spot in the Super Rugby final at the expense of the Chiefs.
The Hurricanes booked a home Super Rugby final on Saturday as they brushed aside a disappointing Chiefs side 25-9 at Westpac Stadium.
The second Super Rugby semi-final comes from Johannesburg where the Lions play host to the Highlanders.
Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph expects the Lions to respond positively to the injury loss of their talismanic skipper Warren Whiteley.
In-form halfback TJ Perenara has emerged as a key figure in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semi-final fixture against the Chiefs.
More than 60,000 tickets to the Cape Town Sevens, to be held on 10-11 December, were snapped up by the public on the opening day of sales.