Crusaders show class in beating Reds
Cape Town - The Crusaders won their eighth consecutive Vodacom Super Rugby match when they beat the Reds in Christchurch on Friday.
As it happened: Crusaders v Reds
The Crusaders won 38-5 after leading 21-0 at half-time.
The Crusaders scored six tries through wing Jone Macilai (3), lock Scott Barrett, flank Jordan Taufua and hooker Codie Taylor. Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga added three conversions, while replacement Marty McKenzie was also on target with a two-pointer.
The Reds replied with a try by centre Campbell Magnay.
The Crusaders picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and moved to the top of both the New Zealand Conference and the Australasian Group.
The Reds left empty-handed and remained fourth in the Australian Conference and ninth in the Australasian Group.
In next weekend's Round 12 action, the Crusaders travel to Dunedin to play the Highlanders (Friday, May 13 at 09:35 SA time), while the Reds visit Wellington to play the Hurricanes (Saturday, May 14 at 09:35 SA time).
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 David Havili, 11 Jone Macilai, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Mike Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor,1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Owen Franks, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Tim Boys, 21 Andy Ellis, 22 Ryan Crotty, 23 Marty McKenzie
15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ben Matwijow, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Sam Greene, 23 Junior Laloifi