Brumbies want to overtake the Blues as Super Rugby's second kingpin
Currently the Crusaders and Blues top the charts as Investec Super Rugby’s most successful teams, with ten championships and four runners-up berths between them, but a win to the visiting Brumbies this weekend would see them leapfrog two teams.
However with the Brumbies making three final’s appearances outside of this weekend and their two wins in 2001 and 2004, if they are able to ensure their name is engraved on the championship in 2013, they will formally be placed as the competition’s second best side.
The Chiefs will have something to say about that, who would like to secure their position as the fifth most successful team with two wins and one runners-up position.
Brumbies coach Jake White said that his team’s hope to establish a new rule, was something many big teams aspired to.
“The Crusaders have really dominated Super Rugby and every franchise is now trying to do that,” White said.
“The Chiefs are trying to do it. The Brumbies are trying to do it. The Bulls have done it for a while now. Everyone aspires to it and it's that sort of achievement that you want to try and get to.”
To march up the roll of honour, the Brumbies will need to become the first franchise to win a final in a foreign country, and become the first Brumbies side to win a knockout match on New Zealand soil.