The Crusaders bounced back from last weeks loss against the Hurricanes with a win over the Chiefs in Hamilton.
As expected the game was another close one between the two sides but it was the Crusaders with the stringer finish to beat them 32-19.
It was again poor discipline from the Chiefs that cost them at he end. The Chiefs have now gone 7 matches without a win in the revamp New Zealand Super Rugby competition.
The Crusaders was worthy winners when outscored the Chiefs with five tries to one.
It was McKenzie boot that kept the Chiefs in the game for most part off the match for 60 minutes.
The Crusaders had the perfect start with Sanders and Jordan scoring the opening tries of the match to give the visitors a 12-0 lead early on.
The Chiefs answered back with a well worked try by Boshier after they held their own against the powerful Crusaders pack.
With minutes left in the first half the Chiefs got a yellow card when Stevenson was send to the bin for a deliberate knockdown. From here the Crusaders setup a lineout and Taylor got over from a lineout drive.
In the second half McKenzie slotted three penalties over and Mo’unga one before Reece and Fainga’anuku got two quick tries for the Crusaders to pull away.
This leaves the Crusaders with one win away to secure the domestic championship and for the Chiefs to try another week to get win.
Chiefs: Tries: Lachlan Boshier Conversions: Damian McKenzie Penalties: McKenzie (4)
Crusaders: Tries: Tom Sanders, Will Jordan, Codie Taylor, Sevu Reece, Leicester Faingaanuku Conversions: Richie Mo’unga (2) Penalties: Mo’unga
|August 1, 2020||9:00 am||Super Rugby Aotearoa||Super Rugby Aotearoa|