The Commentary Box: Another weekend of great kiwi rugby

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 4:11PM
The Hurricanes celebrate their historic win over the Crusaders. (Photo / Getty)

The Commentary Box: Another weekend of great kiwi rugby

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 4:11PM

TVNZ's Andrew Saville and Guy Heveldt join Mike Hosking to discuss another great weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa, that delivered two close, entertaining games.

The Hurricanes ended the Crusaders' 36-match unbeaten run at home winning 34-32 in Christchurch, while the Blues came from behind to beat the Chiefs 21-17 in Auckland.

Mr Saville notes the competition's popularity, but does not believe it is viable with just local derbies.

"I don't think the players would survive, I don't think the interest would survive."

Mr Heveldt says the crowd of 32,000-plus yesterday in Auckland is a huge win for the Blues, and signifies a big year both on and off the park for a franchise that has struggled for the best part of a decade.