COMMENT:

Eight talking points from the weekend with the biggest game yet in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

1. THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE TOO

"We approached it like a test match," said Crusaders captain, Codie Taylor,

2. A THRILLER, THAT DIDN'T REALLY NEED TO ALSO BE A CHILLER

3. ALL HAIL A HERO CALLED RICHIE IN CHRISTCHURCH

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4. BRIDGE TICKS EVERY BOX

5. NO, THIS IS NOT THE END OF IT FOR THE BLUES

6. YOU NEVER CAN TELL

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7. AND THAT WAS HOW THE GAME ENDED, WITH A WHIMPER AND A FALCON

8. NOT EVEN REMOTELY LIKE CAIN AND ABEL