The Crusaders have won the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition with a convincing 24-13 victory over the Chiefs.
The victory is the Crusaders 12th Super Rugby title, a second in the Aotearoa format and their fifth in a row. A record that must cement their team as the best in the world (sorry I am a little biased).
The Crusaders started quickly with winger Sevu Reece and fullback Will Jordan scoring tries within the first 16minutes. The Chiefs came back into the game and when the Crusaders were reduced to 13 men in the second half the game was in the balance.
However, All Black Richie Mo’unga kept the Chiefs at bay with some solid kicking in the final quarter. Mo’unga secured five conversions, three penalties and a drop goal.