TOP OF THE TABLE DHL PACIFIC SUPER RUGBY IN THE SUNSHINE

At least we all hope the sun will be shinning in Wellington where the table topping Hurricanes welcome the unbeaten Chiefs for what shapes as one of the best games of the season.

BOOM - CRUNCH GAME

The Hurricanes and Chiefs are level at the top of the points table but the Wellington based side leads on points differential although the Chiefs have played one less match.

Coming off a bye, the visitors will certainly be refreshed by the break but up against a team, like them, which has x-factor threats all over the park.

Among those to watch for is at halfback where the Chiefs and All Black ace Brad Weber is up against a young man mounting a serious challenge to make the World Cup team, Cam Roigard

The Hurricanes present multiple attacking threats through winger Salesi Rayasi and midfielder Jordie Barrett and up front are led by the inspirational Ardie Savea.

 

RISING STAR -Cam Roigard

However the Chiefs can match that and more with All Blacks Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane and Samasoni Taukei’aho leading the charge.

BRAD WEBER - A REAL THREAT WITH HIS RUNNING GAME

Being World Cup year there’s extra incentive for players to perform especially in these brutal local derbies where it’s often mate against mate.

SAM CANE - THAT"S MORE LIKE IT SKIPPER.

One man who unfortunately won’t be playing due to ongoing concussion symptoms is Chiefs midfield backline star Alex Nankivell.

Alex joins me, John Alexander, for a chat about Saturday’s showdown, gives us an insight into what Sam Cane gives to the Chiefs and All Blacks, why Blues winger Mark Talea is so difficult to stop as well as covering other rugby topics such as the appointment of Scott Robertson as All Blacks coach after the World Cup.

Interview & Story by John Alexander | Supporting Images sourced by Absolutely Famous.

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