Strong start for Crusaders

Crusaders hooker Cody Taylor celebrates an early try against the Highlanders. PHOTO: GREGOR...
Crusaders hooker Cody Taylor celebrates an early try against the Highlanders. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
The Crusaders have made an emphatic start to the Super Rugby Aotearoa season, with a 26-13 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin tonight.

The defending champs led 14-10 at the break and withstood some intense Highlanders pressure to score a try with 10 minutes left to win the game.

Best for the Highlanders were wingers Jona Nareki and Connor Garden-Bachop, while lock Josh Dickson impressed.

The Hurricanes take on the Blues in Wellington tomorrow night. 

The Chiefs have an opening round bye before they host the Highlanders at home on March 5.

Students kept things lively in the Zoo at Forsyth Barr Stadium. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
Students kept things lively in the Zoo at Forsyth Barr Stadium. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON

Scores:

Highlanders: 13

Shannon Frizell try,  Connor Garden-Bachop try,  Mitch Hunt pen.

Crusaders: 26

Codie Taylor try, Bryn Hall try, Sevu Reece try, Brodie McAlister try, Richie Mo'unga 3 con.

Half time: 14-10 Crusaders 

• Read full match report, comments in tomorrow's Otago Daily Times

 

Comments

Crusaders off side all night just don't mention that to Ben.

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