Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 4 Highlights | Highlanders v Crusaders

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 4 Highlights | Highlanders v Crusaders

The Crusaders made it three wins from three with a thrilling 40-20 away victory over the Highlanders in round 4 of Super Rugby Aotearoa. The Crusaders started strongly, with an early penalty and try seeing them build an 8-0 lead. The Highlanders came roaring back with two tries in quick succession to hit the front 14-8. The Crusaders kept the scoreboard ticking over, slotting two penalties to level things up at 14-14. However, the Highlanders would have the final say of the first half, with a penalty on the stroke of halftime seeing them up 17-14 at the break. 



 
An early second half try saw the Crusaders regain the lead, with the Highlanders kicking a penalty shortly after to trail by a single point 21-20. The Crusaders then ran in their third try to extend their advantage out to six points inside the final quarter. The Highlanders stayed in the game until the very end, but the Crusaders controlled both territory and possession in the final 20 minutes and showed their championship calibre with two late tries sealing the win which sees them leapfrog the Blues atop the standings.

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