|75%||Kick Percent Success||71%|
|18||Kicks From Hand||25|
|54% / 53%||Possession 1H/2H||46% / 47%|
|50% / 46%||Territory 1H/2H||50% / 54%|
|65 / 71 (91%)||Rucks Won||59 / 61 (96%)|
|7 / 7 (100%)||Mauls Won||3 / 3 (100%)|
|0||Total Free Kicks Conceded||0|
Rugby Australia has been forced to tweak its Super Rugby AU draw in a bid to get the Rebels to Perth and then back home to Melbourne for a first game at AAMI Park in more than a year.
Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.
NSW Waratahs could be without captain Jake Gordon for the rest of the Super Rugby AU season after the severity of his ankle injury was confirmed.
Rugby Australia [RA] says the response to the debut broadcast of Super Rugby AU on Nine Gem and Stan Sport has been "overwhelming", the governing body lauding the increased ratings from the competition's opening night.
The NSW Waratahs' early-season woes have deepened with centre Izaia Perese suspended for three matches.
Super Rugby AU began with a bang on Friday night as the Reds and Brumbies lived up to their preseason tip as competition front-runners. There was also the first red-card replacement, an impressive NSW No. 7 and some excellent broadcast analysis.