Super Rugby semi-finals picks: Can the Hurricanes make it an all-Kiwi final and if so, who will join them?

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There's just three games to go but trying to predict where that final game will be is an absolute nightmare - lucky the 1 NEWS oracles are back to pick this week's semi-final winners!

Stephen Stuart and Guy Heveldt pick apart this week's Super Rugby action.
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How it works: 1 NEWS sports reporters will chip in their picks for matches involving New Zealand sides each round with each adding a little insight into the choice involving their side. A correct result will give them two points and a correct margin a bonus point!

Both Ryan Crotty and Joe Moody said Scott Robertson wants the team putting out their absolute best.
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Semi-finals:
Crusaders v Chiefs
Lions v Hurricanes

Andrew Saville - 1 NEWS Blues reporter, sports presenter

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 1-12
"The Chiefs have been the Crusaders' bogey team in the playoffs, but now the home team has a chance to bury those demons."

Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 13+
"Too much speed, too much power."

Stephen Stuart - 1 NEWS Sports reporter

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 1-12
"While the Chiefs have generally had the wood on the Crusaders during Dave Rennie's six year tenure, travel history suggests the two time champions will come up just short - JUST!"

Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 13+
"The Hurricanes own the Lions. 8-0 heading into Sunday morning. They put 50 on them in Jo'burg last year and they should run riot again against a side that did its best to fall in a heap last week."

John McKenzie - 1 NEWS Hurricanes reporter

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 1-12
Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 13+

Matt Manukia - 1 NEWS league reporter

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 13+
Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 1-12

Matt Hall Smith - 1 NEWS South Island sport reporter

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 1-12
Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 13+

Brodyn Knuckey - 1 NEWS sport producer

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 1-12

Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 1-12
"Don't count the Lions out. Table-toppers away in South Africa is no easy fixture after long flights but you've still got to back that talented back line to get the job done."

Josh Reich - 1 NEWS NOW Homepage Editor

Crusaders v Chiefs: Crusaders 1-12
Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 1-12

Faleatua Malili - 1 NEWS sport producer

Crusaders v Chiefs: Chiefs 1-12
Lions v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 13+

Scoreboard: Saville 135, Knuckey 133, Malili 132, Reich 131, Stuart 130, Hall-Smith 118, Manukia 110, McKenzie 110

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