Crusaders march on with their 36th consecutive win at home. It was not all plain sailing for them as they were under pressure and trailing for most of the game. Richie Mo'unga showed his class with a number of good touches and quick thinking.
The Blues stood up on defence but could not hold the big red machine off long enough to squeeze out a win. Mark Telea had a great first half with Plummer and Sotutu both performing on the day. George Bridge stood out for the Crusaders in the outside backs.