Free Super Rugby Crusaders vs Hurricanes Live Streaming 2017 Online Rugby Union, at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, 13 May 2017, Time 17:35 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Crusaders vs Hurricanes super rugby 2017 all match live stream online on your pc/laptop. Do not wait to access this HD link, when the game is mostly over and you will get live scores and highlights. All the matches are being streaming here; just catch the game from your desktop or laptop Internet. So, Catch the Crusaders vs Hurricanes Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.
The Crusaders are marginal favourites at 8/10 at home to the Hurricanes. They return home to New Zealand after a very successful tour of South Africa with big wins over both the Cheetahs and the Bulls. They have won 10 out of 10 matches in this years Super Rugby competition and both home wins against New Zealand sides have been by 1-12 point margins.
The Hurricanes are themselves on an impressive run and have won 6 games in a row, drawing clear late last week to beat the Stormers by 19 points. This will be their 3rd game against a New Zealand side on the road and they beat the Blues by 4 points and lost to the Chiefs by 8.
The Hurricanes have won 3 of their last 5 matches against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
This should be an excellent match but I feel that the fact that the Crusaders have had to travel back from South Africa will count against them and that little bit of an edge should be enough to see the defending champions home.
The Crusaders have to cope with the travel factor as they return from a two match tour of South Africa where their 100% record this season was never threatened as they completed comfortable wins at the Cheetahs and the Bulls. The Saders have a record of 10 wins from 10 with bonus points chalked up in each of the last six and they have a four point lead over the Chiefs at the top of the NZ Conference. Their record in local derby matches is perhaps most relevant here and the two they have played so far both came early in the tournament. The Crusaders had to dig deep on both occasions to come from behind to see off the Highlanders (30-27) in Dunedin in Round 2 and the Blues were beaten (33-24) at this stadium in Round 4.
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Matt Todd (c), 6 Pete Samu, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Manasa Mataele.
Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Chris Eves.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Ben May, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Toa Halafihi, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Wes Goosen.