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'It's like kissing your sister'John GriffithsMay 6, 2014
What's the highest score-draw in Super Rugby history? Dave Ross, England
The recent 43-43 draw between the Cheetahs and Chiefs, April 5, was the 37th draw in pool play since the SANZAR tournament began in 1996. The Chiefs were 34-10 behind at one stage but Aaron Cruden's last-minute conversion to square the scores produced the highest score-draw in the competition to date. The Chiefs were also involved in a 34-all draw, against the Bulls, at the end of March.
The previous score-draw record was early in the 1997 season when the Northern Transvaal Blue Bulls shared eighty points with Auckland Blues.
The lowest draw in the competition was the 11-all stalemate between the Force and the Reds last season, though back in 1999 Auckland Blues drew 12-12 with the Queensland Reds.
There were no ties in 2001,2002, 2003 and 2012. The most in a season is four: in 1997, 2006 and 2011.
John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.