Super Rugby Grand Final Preview

Former Reds and Wallabies forward Mark Connors
Former Reds and Wallabies forward Mark Connors previews the Super Rugby Grand Final.

Waratahs v Crusaders

Saturday 2/8/14 @ 7:40pm (AEST)

ANZ Stadium

With both teams fully deserving of a place in the Final, and hitting peak form, this is shaping up to be an epic contest. It will no doubt be decided by who wins the physical forwards battle up front, with the breakdowns and set piece play being so important. There is so much to like about both sides, and with the likes of Carter, McCaw, Read, Slade & Nadolo from the Crusaders, matching up against the Tahs' key players like Palu, Skelton, Hooper, Potgieter, Phipps & Beale, this game could swing either way. I imagine it will come down to one or two key moments; a key decision from the referee or a crucial shift in momentum. I am going to tip against the home side, and lean the Crusaders' way, given their forwards hard edge and overall experience.

Pick: Crusaders by 7.


Mark Connors, former Reds and Wallabies forward


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