Super Rugby playoff hopes up in the air for Kiwi teams

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Sunday, 9 June 2019, 1:39PM
Handre Pollard of the Bulls is tackled by the Highlanders' Luke Whitelock. (Photo / Photosport)
Handre Pollard of the Bulls is tackled by the Highlanders' Luke Whitelock. (Photo / Photosport)

The Crusaders have sewn up top spot for the Super Rugby playoffs, following a trouncing in Christchurch.

The two-time defending champions have run in 10 tries in a 66-nil thumping of the Melbourne Rebels.

Midfielder Ryan Crotty, who chalked up his 150th match for the side, says they wanted to remind everyone what they can do.

He says they prepared well to put a performance out like that.

The Hurricanes played well, beating the Lions 37-17 in Johannesburg, which sees them in a healthy fourth place heading into the playoffs.

The same can't be said for the Blues, who have crashed out of the competition after a 29-28 loss to the Reds in Queensland.

The Highlanders remain a chance of post-season footy, despite a 24-all draw with the Bulls in Dunedin. The team sits currently at 10th place, tied for 31 points with fellow Kiwi side Chiefs.

Both teams play their last games next weekend, where they will face the Waratahs and Rebels respectively.

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