Crusaders wallop the Hurricanes
February 24, 2019 6:03 am
Action from the Crusaders vs Hurricanes match [Source: stuff.co.nz]
The Crusaders stormed to a 38-22 demolition of the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby clash in Christchurch.
The defending champions scored six tries to four and held an impressive 24-0 lead at half-time in the largely one-sided encounter with the score distorted by two late Hurricanes tries when the result was beyond doubt.
For most of the game the Crusaders feasted on stolen lineout ball, Matt Todd dominated the breakdown, and their All Blacks-laden Crusaders pack kept the Hurricanes eight under constant pressure.
The Crusaders picked up four points for their victory and moved to the top of both the New Zealand Conference and the Overall log.
The Hurricanes left empty-handed and stayed third and eighth in the New Zealand Conference and Overall standings, respectively.
In another Super Rugby match, the Waratahs edged the Sunwolves 31-30.