Statistical Preview - Super Rugby finals - Crusaders v Lions

Crusaders will be eyeing their ninth title when they take the field on Saturday
Crusaders will be eyeing their ninth title when they take the field on Saturday
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As the 2018 edition of Super Rugby has reached its climax, let us take a look at the stats ahead of the final between Crusaders and Lions in Christchurch on Saturday.

Stats credit to Opta Sports:

>> This will be the first time two same teams will contest in consecutive Super Rugby finals after Crusaders registered a 25-17 win over Lions in the 2017 edition to win the title for the eighth time.

>> Crusaders have a terrific record against Lions after beating the South African side nine out of the last 10 encounters but the last three games have been closer with the winning margin, not more than eight points.

>> Scott Robertson's side are currently on a 14-game winning streak and this is their second best since April 2005 to April 2006 when they won 16 on the trot.

>> The two teams are evenly matched in terms of the tries scored in this season with Lions being the top in the list with 87 while Crusaders are at second with 86 tries.

>> Crusaders flanker Matt Todd has the most tackles for this season with a tally of 179 and had 21 of it coming in the semi-final against Hurricanes.

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Super Rugby 2019 Points Table