Take a hard-won turnover, add some Hoskins Sotutu pizzazz and a desperate dive by replacement flanker Blake Gibson, and you have a game securing try for the Blues to secure the Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman title beating the Highlanders 23–15 at Eden Park on Saturday.
Coming from opposite ends of the country, the Blues and Highlanders shared the fact they had gone through recent years being under-rated by opponents, and both would take similar mindsets into Saturday's Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final in Auckland.
Five weeks of entertaining Trans-Tasman rugby and we’re down to our top two sides – the Blues and Highlanders. The Blues have gone 18 years without a Super Rugby title. The Highlanders last won in 2015. Who will come out on top as the inaugural Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman champions on Saturday night?
Highlanders flanker Billy Harmon has earned swift reward for his move south from Christchurch to Dunedin for the 2021 season and is looking to cap it off with a win in the Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final against the Blues in Auckland on Saturday.
Small things matter in big games, and that is what Highlanders first five-eighths Mitch Hunt said the southerners would be looking to achieve in Saturday's Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final against the Blues in Auckland.