The Crusaders have won their last 10 Super Rugby matches against the Brumbies, the longest winning run by either team in the history of this fixture. The Brumbies’ last win against the Crusaders was in February 2009 (18-16).
The Crusaders have won their last four Super Rugby matches against the Brumbies in Australia, more than they won in all their previous nine meetings in the competition (W3, L6).
- The Brumbies have won their last three Super Rugby matches in succession against New Zealand opposition; the last time they enjoyed a longer winning run was a six-match span from April 2004 to February 2005.
- The Crusaders have won 15 of their last 17 Super Rugby matches in Australia (L2); each of their two defeats came against the NSW Waratahs.
- Dan McKellar’s charges have won their last five Super Rugby matches on the bounce at GIO Stadium by an average of 15 points per game.
- The capital side has made dominant contact on 17 carries per game this season, the fewest of any team, and seven per game fewer than the Christchurch team. (24).
- The Saders have made 148 tackles per game, the most of any team in the campaign – the Brumbies (142 per game) are ranked third in this category (Blues – 146).
- The Brumbies (36) and Crusaders (36) have retained possession on more kicks in play than any other teams in 2022.
Players to watch
- Will Jordan has made 45 tackle breaks, the most by any player in the competition, and 22 more than the Brumbies’ best Tom Banks (23).
- Rob Valetini has made dominant contact on eight tackles, more than any other player in the competition, and three more than any Crusaders player.
We are waiting for the kick-off.
The score after 0 minutes is Brumbies 0 Crusaders 0
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 2: Damon Murphy
TMO: James Leckie
Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Rodney Iona, 9 Nic White, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Tom Hooper, 5 Caderyn Neville, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Lachlan Lonergan, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Luke Reimer, 21 Rory Scott, 22 Ryan Lonergan, 23 Ollie Sapsford.
Crusaders: 15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 David Havili, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Cullen Grace, 7 Ethan Blackadder, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Fletcher Newell, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 George Bower.
Replacements: 16 Ricky Jackson, 17 Finlay Brewis, 18 Tamaiti Williams, 19 Liam Hallam-Eames, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Braydon Ennor, 23 Leicester Fainga’anuku.