The famous invitation club came to celebrate the host union’s 90th anniversary at the Marketa Stadium, the first game televised by state TV in the country.
Broadcast highlights included elusive running that brought two tries apiece for the Budvar man of the match Melani Nanai (Blues), centre Matt Faddes (Highlanders), fly-half Richard Mo’unga (Crusaders) and Kwagga Smith (Lions).
The other scores came from Toby Smith, Sam Carter and Schalk van der Merwe. Robert du Preez (Stormers) added six conversions and Mo’unga two.
Tries: K Smith 2, Faddes 2, Mo’unga 2, Nanai 2, T Smith, Van der Merwe, Carter
Cons: Du Preez 6, Mo’unga 2