A few days ago, Dan Carter had said it through his social networks: “Richie Mo’unga is ‘on fire'”. And so he was throughout Super Rugby Aotearoa, becoming, without a doubt, one of the top Crusaders figures on his way to the title.
Without going any further, and despite George Bridge’s two key tries, the opening was the best of the Christchurch team in this Sunday’s match against Highlanders that allowed him to lift one more trophy for Super Rugby.
Of the 32 points of his team, Richie contributed 17, the product of his usual aim when kicking the sticks (two penalties and three conversions), and of his opportunism to be the perfect support of the wing Bridge and, at 13 ‘of the first half, scoring the first Crusaders try just when Highlanders had started with everything.
As it is, with 99 points, Mo’unga is, so far, the scorer of Super Rugby Aotearoa, with one day remaining for the closing of the champion: his team visits Blues next weekend.