Each week, Opta is bringing you the latest in head-to-head stats. This week, we take a look at the history between the Crusaders and the Blues.
The Blues won a home Round 1 fixture for the first time since 2011 and will now be hunting for back-to-back victories in Super Rugby for the first time since Round 17, 2014.
The Crusaders have won each of their last three matches against the Blues conceding 15 points or fewer in each of those three games.
The Blues won 14 lineouts in the opening round, while only the fourth most of any team it was the most of any team who didn’t lose a lineout in Round 1.
The Crusaders boasted a perfect ruck success rate last time out, winning all 40 in their match against the Chiefs in Round 1. They were the only team to maintain a 100% ruck success on their own ball.
Crusaders v Blues games: 27
Blues wins: 11
Crusaders wins: 16
Crusaders home games wins vs Blues: 10 of 13 which were home-side victories
Blues largest winning margin: 34
v Crusaders, 08/03/2003
Crusaders largest winning margin: 47
v Blues, 19/05/2012