The fourth date of Super Rugby Aotearoa began with a new victory for Crusaders, over Highlanders, as a visitor. In this way, the three-time champion displaced Blues from the top, who this weekend has to rest. On the other hand, Hurricanes closed the date on Sunday with a win against the Chiefs as a visitor.
CHIEFS 18-25 HURRICANES (Sunday)
With Jordie Barrett’s return to a high level, Hurricanes claimed his first victory on the fourth round of Super Rugby Aotearoa. The fullback participated in key plays for the triumph of his team such as the two tries scored by Jacobus Van Wyk (5 ‘, 60’) and scored a penalty 58 meters from the sticks, closing a total of ten points with his foot (two penalties) and two conversions). The other conquest of the Wellington team was Du’Plessis Kirifi (38 ‘) and, in addition, his defense stood out after playing almost half an hour with a player less product of a yellow and subsequent expulsion of Scott Scrafton. On the Chiefs side, which has not yet managed to win and ranks last in the tournament table, the points came from Lachlan Boshier (77 ‘) and a penalty try (64’), while Damian McKenzie contributed two penalties ( 17 ‘, 43’).
HIGHLANDERS 20-40 CRUSADERS (Saturday)
Crusaders does not stop its winning march. He won his third game in a row, got the bonus point and is already in command in the tournament. The final result was somewhat misleading because the match was very even during much of the match and in the final stretch it was where the visitor made the differences. Two tries by Will Jordan (15 ‘and 80’), plus two by Tom Christie (50 ‘and 77’), one by Sevu Reece (60 ‘) and the efficient kick by Richie Mo’unga were the key to success for the from Christchurch, while Shannon Frizell (20 ‘) and Ngane Punivai (25’) supported the two tries at home and Mitch Hunt completed the result with the help of his kicks.