Super Rugby Power Rankings: Crusaders remain top dogs, but get excited about the Rebels

THE Crusaders remain top of the pops despite losing to the Hurricanes in a brutal New Zealand derby, while the Rebels remain outside the top four despite leading the overall Super Rugby standings.

The Reds’ come from behind win over the Bulls, meanwhile, has seen them soar up the charts in our round four power rankings.

1. Crusaders (no change)

It’s one thing to go into a match without a stack of players, but it’s another entirely to lose your two best players inside the opening 10 minutes.

Already without five key All Blacks, including national skipper Kieran Read, the Crusaders lost their captain Sam Whitelock and Test midfielder Ryan Crotty to concussion before some punters had time to take their seats.