Ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby final set to take place this weekend against the Chiefs and Brumbies, Rugby Informer had a look at some of the best finals to ever take place in the prestigious tournament.
2000 – Brumbies 19-20 Crusaders
The Brumbies had all the possession throughout the game, but the Crusaders got the points in a shock upset against a side packed-full with the heroes of Australia’s 1999 Rugby World Cup win.
2004 – Brumbies 47-38 Crusaders
Ben Blair’s fumble gave the Brumbies a dream start, and while the Crusaders fought back valiantly, the Brumbies were able to secure another Super Rugby title in 2004.
1998 Auckland Blues 13-20 Canterbury Crusaders
The Crusaders had a tightly-contested game against the Blues, who tackled with great impact, but the Crusaders had the ability to poise to grab another Super Rugby title in 1998.
2007 – Sharks 19-20 Bulls
The first all-South African Super Rugby final was a classic, as the Bulls and Sharks battled for the Super Rugby trophy ahead of the World Cup in France. Bryan Habana’s memorable last-minute try broke the hearts of the Sharks.
2011 Reds 18-13 Crusaders
The Reds had their dream season, and winning the final at home was exactly what they aimed for. Will Genia was superb and managed to spark the momentum that took Reds to their first ever Super Rugby trophy.