Rugby Union Today: Super Rugby final preview

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we preview the Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and Lions in Christchurch on Saturday.

What’s on the site

In a repeat of last year’s final, the Crusaders and Lions will go head-to-head looking to claim the title, and we preview the contest which takes place in Christchurch.

There is also an article looking at the individual battles which could decide the match, while we take a look at the best odds in our betting preview.

Finally, there is a quiz on All Blacks’ centre and two-time World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams, who turned 33 today.

What’s in the news

Bulls head honcho John Mitchell has been heavily linked with a role at England while Paul O’Connell has joined the backroom staff at Top 14 outfit Stade Francais.

In Super Rugby, Daryl Gibson will remain with the Waratahs in 2019 after the Australian franchise announced their coaching team for next season.

Elsewhere, both Harlequins and Glasgow Warriors had player news, with the Londoners bringing in Paul Lasike from Utah Warriors and the Scottish team announcing that Chris Fusaro had agreed a new deal.

What’s on social media

These highlights from the USA v Scotland encounter in June show what qualities Paul Lasike will bring to the Gallagher Premiership.

What’s on TV

It is the showpiece event in the Super Rugby calendar this weekend as the Crusaders take on the Lions in Christchurch. Sky Sports will once again broadcast the game as the New Zealanders attempt to defend the title.

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