The Crusaders have made it two from two as they defeated the Chiefs in a cold and wet Super Rugby Aotearoa clash at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on Sunday.
The home side won 18-13 after leading 10-3 at halftime. Reigning Super Rugby champions Crusaders crossed the whitewash twice thanks to a superb brace by Will Jordan. Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga added a conversion and two penalties. Meanwhile, the Chiefs could only manage a sole try through Sean Wainui with Damian McKenzie landing a conversion and a penalty. Next weekend, the Crusaders host the Blues on Saturday, 11 July (09:05 SA time), while the Chiefs have a bye.
Tries: Will Jordan (2)
Conversion: Richie Mo'unga
Penalties: Richie Mo'unga (2)
Try: Sean Wainui
Conversion: Damian McKenzie
15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Whetu Douglas, 7 Billy Harmon, 6 Cullen Grace, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor (captain), 1 Joe Moody
Substitutes: 16 Brodie McAlister, 17 George Bower, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 David Havili, 23 Leicester Faingaanuku
15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Solomon Alaimalo, 13 Quinn Tupaea, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Bradley Slater, 1 Aidan Ross