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Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 Betting Odds - Who can stop the Crusaders?
- The 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa final will take place on 8 May
- The Crusaders are the defending Super Rugby Aotearoa champions
- Super Rugby Aotearoa will consist of matches over a 10-week period
Super Rugby Aotearoa starts on 26 February 2021 (Getty Images)
The 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa kicked off on 26 February with the final taking place on 8 May.
The competition is played between the five New Zealand Super Rugby teams over a 10-week period. The entire competition is played in New Zealand.
The Crusaders won the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2020 and are favourites at 2.10 to defend their title.
Last season the Auckland Blues enjoyed their best season over the last decade and will fancy their chances of upsetting the odds. The Hurricanes can never be discounted.
The Chiefs struggled in their first season under Warren Gatland in 2020 along with the Highlanders who finished bottom in 2020.
Super Rugby Aotearoa Format
Much like the Super Rugby AU in Australia, each team will play the other twice on a home and away basis.
The one difference in Super Rugby Aotearoa is that the top two teams at the end of the round robin stage compete in the final. The team who tops the table plays host.
There is no playoff between the second and third placed teams.
Super Rugby Aotearoa Betting Odds
The opening week of Super Rugby Aotearoa saw the Crusaders beat the Highlanders 26-13 to show their credentials early on. The Blues beat the Hurricanes 31-16 in what was a tighter affair than the score suggests. It once again looks like it is between the Blues and Saders this season.
Super Rugby Aotearoa FAQ
When will Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 kick off?
The 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign kicks off on 26 February 2021.
When is the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa final?
The 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa final will take place on 8 May 2021.
Who are the favourites to win the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa?
The Crusaders are favourites to retain the Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2021.