Rugby: Crusaders, Chiefs, Stormers stay unbeaten

Posted on Apr 2 2017 - 5:25pm by admin

Waikato Chiefs' Brodie Retallick (centre) is tackled by Northern Bulls' Lood De Jager (left) and Jannes Kirsten during their Super Rugby clash in Hamilton, on April 1, 2017

The Canterbury Crusaders joined the Waikato Chiefs and Western Stormers as the only unbeaten groups in tremendous Rugby with a smashing win over the NSW Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.

The Canterbury Crusaders joined the Waikato Chiefs and Western Stormers as the one unbeaten groups in tremendous Rugby with a smashing win over the NSW Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.

The seven-time champions powered to a bonus-point forty one-22 win over the 2014 champions, scoring six tries to a few for their sixth win of the marketing campaign.

It was a black weekend for the beleaguered Australian teams, dropping all 4 of their encounters with Kiwi opposition.

The Chiefs stayed unbeaten with a 28-12 win over South Africa's Northern Bulls in Hamilton, whereas the Cape town-based Stormers routed the central Cheetahs 53-10.

The Golden Lions lead Argentina's Jaguares within the different South Africa conference following a 34-29 win over fellow South Africans Coastal Sharks in Johannesburg.

elsewhere, defending champions Wellington Hurricanes overcame the Queensland Reds 34-15 in Brisbane, whereas the Otago Highlanders overpowered the woeful Melbourne Rebels 51-12 in Dunedin and the Blues downed Australia's Western force 24-15 in Auckland.

a piece of individual brilliance by way of Shaun Stevenson sparked a Chiefs revival to deal with their unbeaten document over the Bulls.

The Bulls shocked the Chiefs to steer 9-3 at half-time and persisted to use drive after the resumption.

however with half-hour left Stevenson stepped around a defender, kicked ahead and gained the race for the ball to attain in the corner.

It began a three-are attempting, 25-level spree which earned the Chiefs a bonus point to offer them 24 points out of a possible 25 from 5 games.

A late Jaco Kriel are attempting earned the Lions a slender victory over fellow South Africans Coastal Sharks.

The flanker dived over within the corner to clinch victory and provides the Johannesburg-primarily based Lions a five-point lead over the Jaguares of Argentina and the Sharks within the Africa 2 standings.

Brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett have been among the points as the Hurricanes wore down the Reds resistance to win in Brisbane.

The Hurricanes claimed a breathless five-tries-to-two victory over the Reds, who slumped to their fifth straight loss this season.

Fullback Jordie scored 14 points from a try, three conversions and a penalty intention, while All Black brother Beauden scored the clinching are trying within the remaining minute.

The Highlanders cruised to a bonus level win over the Rebels, heaping further drive on the beleaguered Australian membership.

The Highlanders ran in six tries to 2, together with a brace for Malakai Fekitoa, whereas the Rebels never threatened and stay at the bottom of the Australian conference without a win this season.

unfastened forward Sikhumbuzo Notshe scored three tries as the Stormers thrashed the woeful Cheetahs to deal with a 100% file this season.

A yellow card proved costly for the Western pressure because the Auckland Blues rallied to win their Eden Park encounter.

whereas Isi Naisarani used to be off the sphere the Blues scored two tries and piled on 12 factors with the drive in a roundabout way dropping through 9.

The ACT Brumbies, Jaguares, Southern Kings and Sunwolves all had byes this weekend.

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