Greg Growden's Super Rugby semi-final tips
July 25, 2013
Saturday, July 27
Dan Carter will have a major say on the game in Hamilton © Getty Images
It was all there last weekend: power, intensity, precise game plan; and the Reds were simply spat out. Beating the Chiefs will be tougher - especially in Mooloo territory - but the Crusaders have the nous, the experience, and certain important names sitting on the bench.
Follow live text commentary of the Super Rugby semi-final between the Chiefs and the Crusaders on Saturday, July 27, from 7pm (NZT), 5pm (EST), 7am (GMT)
17:05 local, 15:05 GMT, 01:05 EST +1d
The Brumbies cannot say luck is working against them, because the Cheetahs were the better team in Canberra last weekend. The Brumbies have played poorly for several weeks now, and they need a sudden rise in form even to be competitive in Pretoria. The altitude will help their kicking-based territorial game, but their fluctuating midfield penetration is a worry.
Follow live text commentary of the Super Rugby semi-final between the Bulls and the Brumbies on Saturday, July 27, from 5pm (RSA), 3pm (GMT), 3am (June 28, NZT), 1am (June 28, EST)
© ESPN Australia / New Zealand
Huw Richards rewinds to 1864 to mark the birth of Welsh rugby's first authentic star - Arthur Gould
Michael Cheika has succeeded in becoming the Wallabies coach under his own terms, writes Greg Growden
In the blink of an eye, a winger can go from a hero to villain. Hugh Godwin talks to Zac Guildford and David Strettle about life on the flank
Munster, No.8s, the imploding Australians, wonderful Glasgow and Lancaster's dilemma - it is Monday Maul time