Rugby: Crusaders to host Reds, Chiefs in top spot

The Crusaders qualified for the playoffs for the 12th-straight year after a 25-17 win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch. Photo/Getty Images.
The Crusaders qualified for the playoffs for the 12th-straight year after a 25-17 win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch. Photo/Getty Images.

The Crusaders will host the Reds in a Super 15 qualifying final on Saturday night while the Chiefs could have home advantage throughout the entire playoffs after the regular season wrapped up overnight.

The Bulls 30-13 defeat to the Stormers in Cape Town this morning was good news for the Chiefs as the defending champions finished on top of the standings following their 26-16 win over the Blues at Eden Park last night.

The Crusaders and Reds will clash at AMI Stadium at 7.35pm on Saturday while the Brumbies will host the Cheetahs in the other qualifying final on Sunday in Canberra. The Australian Conference winners finished the regular season with a shock 21-15 defeat to the Force on Saturday night, while the Reds beat the Waratahs 14-12 in Sydney.

The Chiefs and Bulls get the week off before hosting semifinals.

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