The Crusaders showed why they are the most successful side in this competition as they came back to take the win 31-29
Great game of rugby between the Waratahs and the Crusaders we witness on Saturday morning.
The Waratahs surprised when they scored 22 points in 22 minutes which just not stunned the crowed but also the Crusaders themselves.
It was some brilliant rugby they played in that first half putting the Crusaders on massive pressure and feeding off there mistakes.
The Waratahs was dominating the aerial game and the skills on show was the best we have seen from them in years.
BUT the Crusaders is a champion side not for nothing as they scored three tries in the last 12 minutes of the half to get back right in it.
A yellow card for the Waratahs did not help their cause and one always felt that the Crusaders will bounce back.
The halftime score was 29-19 and all to play for in that second half.
The second half started as the first ended with the Crusaders controlling the game. They dominated the set pieces and their scrum was great.
It took another 10 minutes for the home side to get another try to reduce the score to just five points.
The Crusaders took the lead in the final 10 minutes of the game when a penalty try was awarded to them for another great scrum.
That gave them the lead 31-29 with minutes to play.
The Crusaders hold on to that lead.
Tries – Braydon Ennor(56′) Seta Tamanivalu(43′) Codie Taylor(39′) Joe Moody(35′), Penalty Try
Penalties – None
Cons – Richie Mo’unga(45′) Richie Mo’unga(36′)
Tries – Curtis Rona(28′) Israel Folau(23′) Taqele Naiyaravoro(17′) Cameron Clark(4′)
Penalties – Bernard Foley(13′)
Cons – Bernard Foley(29′) Bernard Foley(24′) Bernard Foley(18′)