On the fifth date of Super Rugby Aotearoa, which marked the end of the first round of the competition, Crusaders beat Blues, allowing him to stretch the lead with those from Auckland and establish himself as the great candidate for a new title.
He was 26-15 at Christchurch and, once again, the opening Richie Mo’unga was decisive in the result: his right foot contributed 16 points to the three-time champion, through three penalties and the conversions of the two tries, of the who actively participated …
First, improvising a spectacular double jump so that between George Bridge and Mitchell Drummond they did the rest. And then, creating the space and assisting Will Jordan.
But not only that. Of those led by Scott Robertson, Mo’unga was the one who ran the most meters with the dominated ball (62) and the one who infringed the rival defense the most (8), in addition to having collaborated in defense with 4 tackles.
Beyond the game against Auckland, there is no doubt that 10 is one of the main reasons that Crusaders finished the first round of the leading and undefeated tournament. He accumulates 58 points so far in the contest and so far is the scorer. From not so close, they are followed by Damian McKenzie from Chiefs (43), Mitch Hunt from Highlanders (40) and Otere Black, from Blues (35).