Super Rugby Aotearoa R10: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Hurricanes co-captain Dane Coles eyes off former teammate Beauden Barrett on his way to scoring a try during Sunday's match at Eden Park Hannah Peters/Getty Images

The Crusaders may have already been crowned Super Rugby Aotearoa champions, but that doesn't mean there isn't some mouthwatering clashes to keep us interested in the final round of the competition.

If the Blues had it their way, they would be challenging the Crusaders for the title this weekend, instead, they'll be playing for pride and revenge after their loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch in Round 5 gave the Crusaders the one game advantage and the chance to seal the title a week early.

Meanwhile, Saturday night's game could give the Hurricanes a chance to slide into second spot on the standings when they take on the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Read on for fixtures, team lists, odds and analysis of both matches.

Saturday, August 15

Highlanders vs. Hurricanes, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, 5:05pm (AEST)

Highlanders:

Replacements:

Hurricanes: Jordie Barrett, Vince Aso, Billy Proctor, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Wes Goosen, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Jamie Booth, Ardie Savea, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Scott Scrafton, James Blackwell, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, Ben May.

Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli, Tevita Mafileo, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Liam Mitchell, Devan Flanders, Jonathan Taumateine, Salesi Rayasi, Chase Tiatiawwwww

Odds [tab.com.au]: Highlanders $2.35 (+3.5 $1.95), Hurricanes $1.60 (-3.5 $1.85)

Verdict:

Sunday, August 16

Due to the NZ Government's extended Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions, the Blues vs. Crusaders clash set for Eden Park in Auckland has been cancelled.

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