Massive second-half comeback leads Crusaders to win

Rene Ranger of the Crusaders charges forward during the Farmlands Cup pre-season Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Highlanders at Temuka. Photo: Getty Images
Rene Ranger of the Crusaders charges forward during the Farmlands Cup pre-season Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Highlanders at Temuka. Photo: Getty Images
The Crusaders scored 28 points in the second half to beat the Highlanders 28-26 in a pre-season match in Temuka tonight.

The Highlanders totally dominated the first half, leading 26-0 at halftime but the Crusaders came back in the second half of the game and scored a try with two minutes to go to take the lead.

Caleb Makene had a 40m penalty to win the game for the Highlanders but came up short in the final kick of the game.

- More in tomorrow's Otago Daily Times

 

 

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