Form teams into Super Rugby’s semifinals
THE Hurricanes and Chiefs are both confident they can buck Super Rugby history by winning semifinals on the road.
Both Kiwi teams will virtually cross paths over the Indian Ocean as they prepare to challenge the competition top qualifiers next weekend â€” well aware that history rarely favours travelling playoff teams.
The four leading teams on the overall standings are through, having tallied just seven losses between them, setting up two keenly awaited clashes.
The Chiefs must return to New Zealand to face the Crusaders in Christchurch while a slog from Sydney to Johannesburg confronts the Hurricanes, who must topple the Lions after accounting for the Brumbies 35-16 in Canberra on Friday.