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Travelling Crusaders disadvantaged, says NZ Rugby doctor - Stuff.co.nz;

Travelling Crusaders disadvantaged, says NZ Rugby doctor - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzTravelling Crusaders disadvantaged, says NZ Rugby doctorStuff.co.nzSuper Rugby history suggests the travelling team in a final is not a favourable one to back. The Crusaders face the disadvantage of travel this weekend against the Lions. After a 13,194km journey to South Africa and around 16 hours of travel the ...and more »

No neutral ref for Super rugby final - Radio New Zealand;

No neutral ref for Super rugby final - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandNo neutral ref for Super rugby finalRadio New ZealandThere will no neutral referee for the Super rugby final between the Crusaders and South African side the Lions in Johanesburg this weekend. South African whistleblower Jayco Peyper, who controlled the Lions semi-final win over the Hurricanes, will be ...and more »

SANZAAR defend Super final referee choice - The Sydney Morning Herald;

SANZAAR defend Super final referee choice - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldSANZAAR defend Super final referee choiceThe Sydney Morning HeraldGoverning body SANZAAR has defended its decision to appoint South African referee Jaco Peyper to control the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg on Saturday. The move came despite Kiwi media calls to appoint a ...and more »

South African Jaco Peyper to referee Super Rugby final - ESPN;

South African Jaco Peyper to referee Super Rugby final - ESPN

ESPNSouth African Jaco Peyper to referee Super Rugby finalESPNSouth African referee Jaco Peyper will control the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg this weekend. Peyper has been handed the whistle despite his South African nationality with governing body SANZAAR rewarding his ...and more »

Hurricanes leaders tip Lions to win Super Rugby final - Independent Community Newspaper

Hurricanes leaders tip Lions to win Super Rugby finalIndependent Community NewspaperThe Lions celebrate their comeback win over the Hurricanes to put them into the Super Rugby final. GETTY IMAGES. Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd and captain Dane Coles both believe the Crusaders face a massive task to beat the Lions in Johannesburg.and more »

Canterbury rugby great Alex Wyllie avoiding chilly AMI Stadium night games - Stuff.co.nz;

Canterbury rugby great Alex Wyllie avoiding chilly AMI Stadium night games - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzCanterbury rugby great Alex Wyllie avoiding chilly AMI Stadium night gamesStuff.co.nzCanterbury rugby great Alex 'Grizz' Wyllie has preferred a beer in the warm when watching the Crusaders. Christchurch's freezing night-time rugby games have become even too unbearable for former All Black and Canterbury hard man Alex 'Grizz' Wyllie.and more »

Peyper to referee Super Rugby final - Rugby.com.au;

Peyper to referee Super Rugby final - Rugby.com.au

Rugby.com.auPeyper to referee Super Rugby finalRugby.com.auPeyper has been in the spotlight this week after a controversial yellow card decision in the Lions-Hurricanes semi final last weekend, resurrecting the debate around the use of neutral referees in finals matches. SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said the ...and more »

South Africa's Jaco Peyper to referee Lions-Crusaders Super Rugby final in Jo'burg - Stuff.co.nz;

South Africa's Jaco Peyper to referee Lions-Crusaders Super Rugby final in Jo'burg - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzSouth Africa's Jaco Peyper to referee Lions-Crusaders Super Rugby final in Jo'burgStuff.co.nzDespite widespread calls for a neutral official, Sanzaar has appointed South Africa's Jaco Peyper to referee the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg early Sunday (NZT). Peyper, who refereed the semifinal between the Lions ...and more »

South African Jaco Peyper named as referee for Super Rugby final - New Zealand Herald

South African Jaco Peyper named as referee for Super Rugby finalNew Zealand HeraldSouth African Jaco Peyper will take charge of the Lions v Crusaders Super Rugby final, with two of his countrymen getting key roles as his assistants. It's news that will not comfort Crusaders supporters, who are hoping their side can overturn the odds ...and more »

Crusaders' final drive - Fiji Times

Crusaders' final driveFiji TimesTHE Crusaders have to do what no team has ever done before if they want to lift the Super Rugby trophy for an eighth time. Despite losing just one game during the regular season, the Crusaders must head to South Africa to face the Lions in Johannesburg ...and more »

Super Rugby final tickets almost sold out - South African Broadcasting Corporation

Super Rugby final tickets almost sold outSouth African Broadcasting CorporationShortly after the Lions beat the Hurricanes in the semifinal on Saturday the queue for tickets already formed.(SABC). Tags: Lions · Crusaders · Hurricanes · Edgar Rathbone · Harry Olivier · Lions rugby fans have snapped up tickets for this Saturday's ...and more »

After all the distractions, it's a welcome 1 v 2 Super Rugby final - The Roar;

After all the distractions, it's a welcome 1 v 2 Super Rugby final - The Roar

The RoarAfter all the distractions, it's a welcome 1 v 2 Super Rugby finalThe RoarIt honestly couldn't have come at a better time. There's been so much confusion, angst, dunderheadedness, indecision, procrastination, and annoying silence in rugby this season that the Super Rugby Final delivering the best two teams all season was a ...and more »

Marc Hinton: Empty stands for semis tell the story of a not-so-super competition - Stuff.co.nz;

Marc Hinton: Empty stands for semis tell the story of a not-so-super competition - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzMarc Hinton: Empty stands for semis tell the story of a not-so-super competitionStuff.co.nzAMI Stadium in Christchurch was far from a sell out for the Super Rugby semifinal between the Crusaders and Chiefs. OPINION: Fans appear to be voting with their feet when it comes to the sorry state of Super Rugby. And, really, who can blame them?and more »

Crusaders look to shed 'nearly men' tag - Sport24;

Crusaders look to shed 'nearly men' tag - Sport24

Sport24Crusaders look to shed 'nearly men' tagSport24Cape Town - The Crusaders are keen to shed their tag as Super Rugby's "nearly men" when they take on the Lions in the final in Johannesburg on Saturday. Despite being the competition's most successful side with seven titles under their belt, the men ...and more »

Crusaders v Lions: Super Rugby final a sellout - New Zealand Herald

Crusaders v Lions: Super Rugby final a selloutNew Zealand HeraldDespite poor crowds throughout the playoffs, this weekend's Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg is a sellout. A crowd of 61,500 will be on hand at Emirates Airline Park for the title decider. The Lions are aiming to win ...and more »

Hurricanes duo tip Lions for title - Sport24;

Hurricanes duo tip Lions for title - Sport24

Sport24Hurricanes duo tip Lions for titleSport24Cape Town - The Hurricanes leadership group has backed the Lions to win their maiden Super Rugby title when they clash with the Crusaders in the final on Saturday. It was the Hurricanes who bore the brunt of the Lions' wrath on the Highveld in the ...and more »

Super Rugby final is officially sold out - SuperSport;

Super Rugby final is officially sold out - SuperSport

SuperSportSuper Rugby final is officially sold outSuperSportSaturday's showpiece Super Rugby match between the Emirates Lions and the seven-time champions, the Crusaders, was sold out at just after 3.30pm on Monday as the 61 500-capacity stadium will be filled to the brim for the final of the Southern ...and more »

BREAKING NEWS: Tickets sold out for Lions Super Rugby final! - Independent Online;

BREAKING NEWS: Tickets sold out for Lions Super Rugby final! - Independent Online

Independent OnlineBREAKING NEWS: Tickets sold out for Lions Super Rugby final!Independent OnlineThere was a long queue outside Ellis Park on Monday morning. Photo: Jacques van der Westhuyzen. JOHANNESBURG – Johan Ackermann's wish of having a sold-out Ellis Park for his last game in charge of the Lions will come true on Saturday. Ackermann ...and more »

Super Rugby final SOLD OUT! - Sport24;

Super Rugby final SOLD OUT! - Sport24

Sport24Super Rugby final SOLD OUT!Sport24Cape Town - It's official! Ellis Park will be packed to the rafters on Saturday as tickets for the Super Rugby final between the Lions and the Crusaders are sold out. The Golden Lions Rugby Union confirmed the news on Monday afternoon with many ...and more »

South Africa: What Ackers Told the Lions At Half Time - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: What Ackers Told the Lions At Half TimeAllAfrica.comThe Lions that played the first half looked absolutely nothing like the Lions that played the second half of Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final at Ellis Park. Having let the Hurricanes race to a 22-9 lead, the Lions' first half performance was ...and more »