Waratahs, Crusaders set up final in Super Rugby

Waratahs beat Brumbies, Crusaders beat Sharks to set up final showdown in Super Rugby

Waratahs, Crusaders set up final in Super Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An air of unfinished business hangs over next weekend's Super Rugby final between the New South Wales Waratahs and Crusaders after both negotiated potentially difficult semifinals on Saturday.

The Waratahs beat bitter inter-state rivals the ACT Brumbies 26-8 to earn the right to host the final as they bid for their first Super Rugby title while the Crusaders outclassed South Africa's Sharks 38-6 to move within a match of their eighth championship.

The Crusaders will be making its 11th final appearance, the Waratahs only its third and significantly they have met once before in a 2008 when the Crusaders captured the most recent of their seven titles.

Updated : 2021-04-15 23:24 GMT+08:00