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Sport Crusaders see off Chiefs to close on Super Rugby Aotearoa title

15:10  01 august  2020
15:10  01 august  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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The Crusaders bounced back from their first loss of the competition to put one hand on the Super Rugby Aotearoa The 10-time Super Rugby champions moved to 24 points on the table, seven ahead of the second-placed Also See : Super Rugby Aotearoa : Chiefs 19-32 Crusaders recap.

The Highlanders hosted the Chiefs to kick off Super Rugby Aotearoa .

Sevu Reece, left, and Richie Mo'unga celebrate the Crusaders' win © Getty Images Sevu Reece, left, and Richie Mo'unga celebrate the Crusaders' win

The Crusaders closed on the Super Rugby Aotearoa title with a 32-19 victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.

In bouncing back from their 34-32 loss to the Hurricanes last time out, the Crusaders moved seven points clear of the Blues in the table with just two games to go.

Early tries from Tom Sanders and Will Jordan set the 10-time Super Rugby champions on their way and though the boot of Damian McKenzie, who converted four penalties, kept the Chiefs in the hunt, Lachlan Boshier provided their only five-pointer.

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The Chiefs headed to Christchurch chasing their first win against the ever-formidable Crusaders .

A quick review of the Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs from Christchurch which was lit up by Crusaders fullback Will Jordan.

Codie Taylor, Sevu Reece and Leicester Fainga'anuku also went over for the Crusaders as Sam Whitelock had extra cause for celebration on his 150th appearance for the franchise.

In contrast, Aaron Cruden's 100th outing for the Chiefs was one to forget as they fell to an eighth straight loss.

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