Super Rugby Playoffs: The home side has won 29 semi-finals and lost seven. No New Zealand side has yet lost a home semi in 16 matches; those to have fallen at home are the Stormers (3), Reds (2), Waratahs and Bulls. Natal (1996 v Reds), Crusaders (1999 v Reds), Highlanders (1999 v Stormers), Crusaders (2011 v Stormers) and Brumbies (2013 v Bulls) have won offshore. This will be the 13th consecutive season the Crusaders have appeared in the semi-finals - a remarkable achievement.

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