19th June 06:45 PM
Some Crusaders players may miss first Rugby Championship test if they play in Super Rugby final - Hansen
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 06/06/2019
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen with Crusaders players Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made it clear that should the Crusaders play the final of the Super Rugby competition, some of their players will not make the trip to Buenos Aires for the opening Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.

If the Hurricanes happened to be their opposition in the final, some of their players might also miss out.

It’s probably something the Argentinians wouldn’t be too happy about, but at the same time the Jaguares may well be a finals opponent which could put them in a similar boat.

The top eight teams in the competition at the moment are the Crusaders, Jaguares, Brumbies, Hurricanes, Lions, Rebels, Bulls and Sharks.

So, that’s two New Zealand and Australian teams and four teams from the South African conference.

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