Sunwolves left with a huge task despite first victory
Table-topping Crusaders look tough to see off
Crusaders v Sunwolves
Sky Sports 2, 8.35am Friday
The Sunwolves chalked up their first win of the Super Rugby season with a one-point success over the Bulls last weekend, but a 38-point handicap underlines the huge task they face against the table-topping Crusaders.
The Canterbury outfit have six wins out of six and are coming off a bye week. Prior to their latest win the Sunwolves had lost five out of five, shipping a total of 236 points in those defeats.
The Crusaders have not always started matches at their best but tend to finish strongly, and given the wet forecast around most of New Zealand this weekend it might be worth chancing the visitors to stay within 18 points by the break.
Sunwolves +18 on first-half handicap
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