|100%||Kick Percent Success||57%|
|17||Kicks From Hand||27|
|49% / 55%||Possession 1H/2H||51% / 45%|
|50% / 57%||Territory 1H/2H||50% / 43%|
|77 / 81 (95%)||Rucks Won||76 / 76 (100%)|
|0 / 1 (0%)||Mauls Won||2 / 3 (66%)|
|1||Total Free Kicks Conceded||1|
The Crusaders are closing in on a fourth title in as many years, but only after they appeared to be the beneficiaries of a hugely fortunate call that again went against the Chiefs. Full Round 8 review here.
It had been earmaked as a potential Grand Final preview and virtual Wallabies trial and the Brumbies-Reds clash in Canberra certainly didn't disappoint, the performance of a dynamic Reds duo in particular.
Outspoken former Wallaby and NRL player Israel Folau has courted more controversy by declining to join teammates and opponents in taking a knee to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement in Super League's return on Sunday.
The Brumbies remain unbeaten in Super Rugby AU after breaking Queensland hearts with a thrilling 22-20 victory after the siren in Canberra.
Isi Naisarani barged over for a try in extra time to hand the Melbourne Rebels a 25-20 win over the Western Force in a Super Rugby AU grudge match in Sydney on Friday.
New Zealand World Cup winners Ben Smith and Aaron Cruden will join Kobe Steelers, the Japanese rugby union team said on Friday, following in the footsteps of other high-profile compatriots like Dan Carter.