August 2, 2018 / 7:34 AM / a year ago

Factbox - Crusaders v Lions: Super Rugby final

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox on the Super Rugby final between the Canterbury Crusaders and Lions:

When: Aug. 4, 7.35 pm local (0735 GMT)

Where: Rugby League Park, Christchurch (Capacity: 18,600)

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Nic Berry (Australia) TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)


Coach: Scott Robertson (second year)

Captain: Sam Whitelock

2018 finish: 1st (63 points, W-14, L-2)

Best performance: Champions (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2017)

Quarter-final: beat Sharks 40-10

Semi-final: beat Wellington Hurricanes 30-12

Team: 15-David Havili, 14-Seta Tamanivalu, 13-Jack Goodhue, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-George Bridge, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 9-Bryn Hall, 8-Kieran Read, 7-Matt Todd, 6-Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5-Sam Whitelock (captain), 4-Scott Barrett, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody

Replacements: 16-Sam Anderson-Heather/Andrew Makalio, 17-Tim Perry, 18-Alan Alaalatoa, 19-Luke Romano, 20-Pete Samu, 21-Mitchell Drummond, 22-Mitch Hunt, 23-Braydon Ennor.


Coach: Swys de Bruin (first year)

Captain: Warren Whiteley

2018 finish: 2nd (46 points, W-9, L-7)

Best performance: Runner-up (2016, 2017)

Quarter-final: beat Jaguares 40-23

Semi-final: beat NSW Waratahs 44-26

Team: 15-Andries Coetzee, 14-Ruan Combrinck, 13-Lionel Mapoe, 12-Harold Vorster, 11-Courtnall Skosan, 10-Elton Jantjies, 9-Ross Cronje, 8-Warren Whiteley (captain) 7-Cyle Brink, 6-Kwagga Smith, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Marvin Orie, 3-Ruan Dryer, 2-Malcolm Marx, 1-Jacques van Rooyen

Replacements: 16-Corne Fourie, 17-Dylan Smith, 18-Johannes Jonker, 19-Lourens Erasmus, 20-Marnus Schoeman, 21-Dillon Smit, 22-Aphiwe Dyantyi, 23-Howard Mnisi.

Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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