Winning a final away from home has proved difficult in Super rugby and extremely difficult for any side playing offshore; home teams have a 14-4 record in the decider and only one team – the 2000 Crusaders, who won at Canberra – have won outside their own country. The other three teams to win away from home (the 1998 Crusaders at Auckland; the 1999 Crusaders at Dunedin and the 2007 Bulls at Durban) were all playing another local team.

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