Crusaders beat Highlanders 32-22 and continues to be New Zealand’s best

Crusaders beat Highlanders 32-22 and continues to be New Zealand's best

Date 9 of Super Rugby Aotearoa began with a Hurricanes victory against Chiefs – a game that you can relive on Sunday from 9 o’clock on ESPN 3-, the fifth in a row. Later, the Crusaders turned the Highlanders game into a real match that will be reissued. delayed at 11, on ESPN 3, and he was crowned champion of the contest one weekend after its completion.


Par-ti-da-zo in Christchurch! Spectacular rugby level of both protagonists from the first second of their start. With a tremendous work in the breakdown, recovery of the ball and taking advantage of opportunities on the part of Highlanders; While Crusaders, despite not having a very showy game, knew how to resist, wake up on time and turn the result at the right time so as not to let his rival recover from the blow. The homeowner’s tries came from the huge man of the match Richie Mo’unga (13 ‘), along with George Bridge (61 and 64’) and Braydon Ennor (75 ‘). In addition, the opening of the champion added twelve points with his foot (two penalties and three conversions). On the other hand, for the Dunedin team, who almost ruined the party for the locals, Shannon Frizell (2 ‘), Jona Nareki (24’) and Michael Collins (54 ‘) scored, and Josh Ioane contributed seven goals (two conversions and a penalty). One of the highlights of the Crusaders lift was the good use of the other man, after the yellow of Sio Tomkinson after a very hard hit without the ball to Oli Jager.

HURRICANES 31-18 CHIEFS (Saturday)
It was not easy for Wellington’s team to seal the victory. He managed to draw differences closer to the end and reached the fifth win in a row to get closer to the Blues and Crusaders. It was a very dynamic duel that had Peter Umaga-Jensen on fire in the first half with two conquests (7 ‘and 27’). In the complement, Dane Coles (50 ‘), Jacobus Van Wyk (57’) and Billy Proctor (73 ‘) supported. Jordie Barrett played at a great level and had three conversions. For Chiefs it will be a tournament to be forgotten. He completed all his matches, when there is a date to play where he will be free, and all were defeats. The team led by Warren Gatland will have to improve in many aspects so that they do not miss so many games in the last 20 minutes, as happened in this competition. The points in this match were the product of tries by Sean Wainui (44 ‘) and Mitch Karpik (65’), plus one conversion and two penalties from Damian McKenzie.

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