21st November 08:24 AM
Moving from Chiefs to Crusaders 2 years ago was a blessing - Tamanivalu
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 05/08/2018
Seta Tamanivalu of the Crusaders celebrates his try during the Super Rugby Final[Photo:TVNZ]

Departing Crusaders winger Seta Tamanivalu will be leaving New Zealand on a high and can call himself a double champion after his side secured back‑to‑back Super Rugby titles last night in Christchurch.

Tamanivalu has called his move from the Chiefs to the Crusaders two years ago "a blessing".

The 26‑year‑old scored the opening try of his side's 37‑18 Super Rugby final win over the Lions in Christchurch.

Tamanivalu said he wasn't sure about his move down to Christchurch initially.

Tamanivalu will play for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup which begins later this month before making his way to France in November after signing for Bordeaux Begles earlier in the year.

Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock paid tribute to his coach, Scott Robertson who became the first person to win back to back titles as a coach in 2017 2018 and as a player in 1998 2000.

This is the Crusaders ninth title win after winning three times in row from 1998 to 2000 than again in 2002 than back to back in 2005 and 2006 than again in 2008 and also winning last year's final beating the Lions 25-17.


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