20th April 05:20 AM
Crusaders come from behind to stun the Blues
By Bob Waqasaqa
Saturday 18/03/2017
Manasa Mataele scored the Crusaders’ first try against the Blues (Photo: foxsports).

The Crusaders are the comeback kings of this year’s Super Rugby competition.

This is following their fourth comeback in the season after beating the blues 33-24 last night despite having a 19 point second half deficit.

New Crusaders recruit, Manasa Mataele scored his first try for the seven time champions in the first first.

Mitchell Hunt scored the match‑winning try with eight minutes to play, before Mitchell Drummond sealed the fightback to improve their unbeaten streak to four.

The Blues stunned the home crowd after scoring three tries to one and leading 21-5 at the break.

However, it was all Crusaders in the second period as the home side’s forwards dominated the rolling maul, turning another losing position into a victory, scoring three tries for an 11 point win.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs beat the Rebels 27-14 in Melbourne last night.

Marika Koroibete scored his first Super Rugby try for the Rebels however it was not enough to get them a win.

The Bulls defeated the Sunwolves 34-21 this morning.

In other matches this today, the Hurricanes will play the Highlanders at 6.35 tonight while the Waratahs take on the Brumbies at 8.45pm.

The Lions play the Reds at 3.15am tomorrow while the Sharks play the Kings at 5.30am.

The Jaguares will face the Cheetahs at 7.40am tomorrow.

Source: superxv.com

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