Date 8 of Super Rugby Aotearoa began with a solid victory for Crusaders over Chifes as a visitor, a match that you can relive the Sunday, from 9, on ESPN 3. On Sunday, at 0.35, they close the date Highlanders-Blues, live on ESPN Play and deferred, the Sunday at 11, on ESPN 3.
CHIEFS 19-32 CRUSADERS (Saturday)
As a visitor, Crusaders once again demonstrated that when he turns on he plays one level above his rivals. This time, it was Chiefs who suffered a new defeat (7 out of 7) in what was the 100th game for Aaron Cruden with that shirt and which also meant the last home game of the season. The visit started better, with two tries in the first quarter of an hour Tom Sanders (7 ‘) and Will Jordan (14’). The reaction of the local with the conquest of Lachlan Boshier and Damian McKenzie’s penalty served to bring them closer, but a devastating maul at the end of the first half stretched the advantages after Codie Taylor’s try. In the second half, McKenzie added three penalties against one of Mo’unga and was one point on the scoreboard when it was 56 minutes. But there the champion appeared again, with the talent of Jordan and Mo’unga to generate spaces and facilitate Reece and Fainga’anuku tries. Then, a great visitor defense prevented Chiefs from discounting.