Super Rugby Aotearoa Hub: Everything you need to know for round seven

Super Rugby - Aotearoa
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa is into round seven this weekend and the trophy is the Crusaders' to lose.

The reigning Super Rugby champions open the weekend with a clash against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Auckland's Blues host the Chiefs on Sunday as Warren Gatland's men try to get off the mark.

Schedule

Saturday July 25

5:05pm - Crusaders vs Hurricanes, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch, LIVE on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. Buy a Kayo subscription here.

Sunday July 26

1:35pm - Blues vs Chiefs, Eden Park, Auckland, LIVE on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. Buy a Kayo subscription here.

CRUSADERS vs HURRICANES

TEAMS

Crusaders to face Hurricanes

Joe Moody, Codie Taylor (C), Michael Alaalatoa, Samuel Whitelock, Mitchell Dunshea, Tom Sanders, Tom Christie, Whetukamokamo Douglas (VC), Bryn Hall, Richie Mo'unga, George Bridge, Jack Goodhue (VC), Fetuli Paea, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan. Reserves: Andrew Makalio, George Bower, Oliver Jager, Quinten Strange, Sione Havili, Mitchell Drummond, Brett Cameron,

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Hurricanes to face Crusaders

Fraser Armstrong, Asafo Aumua, Tyrel Lomax, James Blackwell, Scott Scrafton, Reed Prinsep, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara [C], Jackson Garden-Bachop, Ben Lam, Ngani Laumape, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Wes Goosen, Jordie Barrett. Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Tevita Mafileo, Alex Fidow, Isaia Walker-Leawere,Vaea Fifita, Jamie Booth, Vince Aso,Chase Tiatia

REFEREES

Referee: James Doleman

Assistant 1: Paul Williams

Assistant 2: Mike Fraser

TMO: Ben O'Keeffe

ODDS

Supplied by Bet365

Crusaders - $1.21

Hurricanes - $4.50

BLUES vs CHIEFS

TEAMS

Blues to face Chiefs

Alex Hodgman, Kurt Eklund, Of Tuungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Blake Gibson, Dalton Papalii, Akira Ioane, Finlay Christie, Beauden Barrett, Caleb Clarke, TJ Faiane, Rieko Ioane, Mark Telea, Matt Duffie. Reserves: Luteru Tolai, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Sione Mafileo, Josh Goodhue, Tony Lamborn, Sam Nock, Otere Black/Emoni Narawa, Harry Plummer

Chiefs to face Blues

TBC

REFEREES 

Referee: Brendon Pickerill

Assistant 1: Ben O'Keeffe

Assistant 2: Paul Williams

TMO: Mike Fraser

ODDS

Supplied by Bet365

Blues - $1.33

Chiefs - $3.35