The Blues outperform the Highlanders and hold options to win Super Rugby Aotearoa

The Auckland Blues They defeated this Sunday at Otago Highlanders 32-21 at their Dunedin stadium and they kept their chances of winning the Super Rugby Aotearoa, the tournament that brings together five New Zealand franchises that was created after the Super rugby, the most prestigious club championship in the southern hemisphere in which teams from South Africa, Australia, Argentina and Japan also participate, was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Blues they scored four trials in the first period and then a fifth after the break before resisting the final push of the Highlanders, who could not overcome the marker.

After his victory, the Blues They are two points from the Crusaders from Christchurch, who had won 19-32 on Saturday at Chiefs, but the leader has played one less game and will be proclaimed champion if he wins at home to the Highlanders the next Sunday.

But if there were a surprise victory for the Highlanders de Otago would pave the way for a final Blues-Crusaders on August 16 in Auckland to decide the champion of Super Rugby Aotearoa.