19th February 10:21 PM
Reece's double tries not enough as Crusaders fall to Chiefs 15-25
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 09/02/2020
All Blacks wing Sevu Reece during the match against Chiefs last night

All Blacks wing Sevu Reece scored a double for the Crusaders last night but it wasn’t enough as they went down to the Chiefs 25-15.

Reece scored the two tries in the first 15 minutes of the game.

Playing with little possession, the Chiefs managed to score a try of their own and to go to halftime only four points down at 12-8.

They seized the lead with another try only three minutes into the second spell which gave them the lead for the first time.

The Crusaders leveled the scores with a penalty but the Chiefs pulled away again with a try to winger Sean Wainui and bravely held out waves of Crusaders attacks.

A penalty to flyhalf Aaron Cruden in the 78th minute meant the Crusaders had to score twice to win and they weren't up to the task.

One of the biggest defensive efforts came from Chiefs captain Sam Cane himself who made many crucial tackles and forced turnovers.

In other rounds 2 results, the Sharks defeated the Highlanders 42-20, the Brumbies beat the Rebels 39-26, the Blues beat the Waratahs 32-12, the Lions defeated the Reds 27-20 while the Stormers beat the Bulls 13-nil. 

The Hurricanes take on the Jaguares at 11am today.

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