Super Rugby: Crusaders & Rebels victorious over Blues and Waratahs
Grab up with Friday’s Super Rugby results since the Crusaders won in the Blues in New Zealand and the Rebels saw the Waratahs at Australia…
Super Rugby defending champions the Crusaders rebounded in an early-season reduction to extend their winning streak over the Blues into 11 matches with a 25-8 win at Eden Park on Friday.
The Christchurch-based Crusaders dropped to the Chiefs in the second round of past weekend and needed to regroup to face.
The Crusaders had to come from behind to win after having a try just seven minutes in to Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu.
They commanded the majority of the remaining portion of the game, even though it was a competition and quickly pulled together.
After a David Havili penalty, wing George Bridge gave the Blues an outcome, at 8-3, plus they didn’t relinquish for the remainder of the game. They were given the lead at half-time, which the Blues cut three points with a penalty just after the restart by A Havili punishment.
Tries to centre Jack Goodhue and fly-half Richie Mo’unga in the third quarter took.
Also on Friday, the Rebels beat the Waratahs 24-10 within their Super Rugby battle played in the rain in Melbourne.
This was the Rebels’ first triumph of this year, although the Waratahs crashed to a third consecutive defeat.
Matt Toomua gave an early lead with a penalty after a scrum dropped until Will Harrison evened up it to the Rebels.
Nevertheless, it had been the Rebels who continued to make winger and territory as rain lashed down, Marika Koroibete crashed over for the first try at night on 14 minutes.
The Waratahs returned Harrison including the conversion and pushed over for a try six minutes in with Harry Johnson-Holmes dotting down along with .
But two Toomua penalties gave the Rebels the edge and if Andrew Kellaway dived over following an intense 17-phase build up with just six minutes left there was no way back.
Pressure is piling on new Waratahs coach Rob Penney and games.