Nehe Milner-Skudder (picture http://bit.ly/1KjDObr)
Two unbelievable matches closed up the Super Rugby semi finals. And for once, justice is done, because if you take out the conference system, it’s the teams who finished first and second who will be contesting the final. Add to that the two teams that scored the most tries got the wins, shows that things are looking pretty good in Super Rugby.
The Canes put the Brumbies way first up, very clinically. Their attack is just about unstoppable, and they attack relentlessly, there’s no defending of leads in their psyche. They have forwards who can offload, two excellent locks, a good all round team, and some outstanding players. Ardie Savea, Nonu, and Milner-Skudder are just playing out of their skins. The Brumbies started well, but that travel must have tired them, but they look like a team for the future.
In the other semi, the Highlanders used the same approach, attack as if your life depended on it, and play it down their end of the field. The Tahs looked like they hadn’t played for a month, wild passes and missed tackles was the order of the day. Naholo and Aaron Smith were outstanding for the Highlanders, they sweep into the final, featuring two teams that have never won the competition.
Saturday, June 27
Hurricanes 29 - 9 Brumbies 07:35
Waratahs 17 - 35 Highlanders 09:55