first_imgWednesday Aug 1, 2012 The Chiefs beat the Crusaders to reach the Super Rugby final The Chiefs face the Sharks in the Super Rugby Final this coming Saturday after their much deserved 20-17 victory over the champion Crusaders on the weekend. They were last in the final in 2009, but suffered a heavy loss to the Bulls on that occasion. The Chiefs are aiming to join the exclusive club of the Crusaders and the Blues as they look to become the third New Zealand side to win a Super Rugby title.“Making the final certainly was our goal, and I don’t think everyone agreed back in November, but belief grows with performance, and knocking over the Crusaders and Blues early in the piece probably helped that,” said a pleased coach Dave Rennie.They faced a South African side in their only previous final, in 2009, but on that day they were thumped 61-17 by the Bulls, the heaviest loss by any team in a Super Rugby final. Brumbies coach Jake White believes that the travelling Sharks have a major uphill battle.“I think that it’s going to be a hell of a tough ask for the Sharks to go back and forth and back and forth (between South Africa and Australasia) and get away with wins consecutively,” said White.“It would be an amazing achievement for a team that finished sixth to actually end up winning it, and beating teams that came first and second.“They would end up beating the Reds, who won that conference, the Stormers, who won their conference, and then the Chiefs, who won their conference.“It would be a massive effort for the Sharks. It would be phenomenal if they could. But I think, obviously, the Chiefs must be favourites,” he added.Below are highlights of the Chiefs vs Crusaders semi final if you missed itADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img