The Crusaders emerged victorious over the Jaguares in a hard-fought, tense ultimate in Christchurch.
In a good, wet sport with few clear-cut attacking possibilities or open play, the lads in pink notched their third title in a row.
Right here’s the workforce that dazzled.
15. David Havili
He made the second-most metres in his workforce and beat 4 defenders, and pulled off some important tackles in defence.
14. Matias Moroni
Moroni made a staggering 97 metres, greater than every other participant on the sphere. He additionally notched 4 clear breaks and 5 defenders overwhelmed, going so, so shut twice to a attempt.
13. Braydon Ennor
He was a handful with the ball, racking up metres and breaking tackles but in addition labored arduous in defence.
12. Jeronimo De La Fuente
He outworked his opponent with a heroic 12 carries. He gave it every part however couldn’t steer the Jags to glory.
11. George Bridge
No attempt for him however was busy and secure on the again. He made some telling hits that saved the Crusaders in it.
10. Richie Mo’unga
One other cool and calm show from the ten. Mo’unga kicked 4 penalties that secured the win in the long run.
9. Bryn Corridor
Within the battle of the scrum-halves, Corridor acquired the choice over Tomas Cubelli and saved the ball transferring shortly ruck to ruck.
eight. Kieran Learn
His final sport for the Crusaders was a memorable one. Learn reeled off ten tackles, received two lineouts and helped create the one attempt of the match.
7. Matt Todd
Todd acquired the turnover that led to the try to made a team-high 17 tackles. Such a high quality performer.
6. Pablo Matera
He’s merely a machine. He didn’t cease all sport, attacking and asking questions of the Crusaders’ defence and being a menace on the breakdown.
5. Sam Whitelock
Whitelock did the arduous yards making tackles, cleansing out rucks and main along with his actions. He additionally threw a beautiful cross to arrange Codie Taylor’s attempt. A captain’s knock.
four. Guido Petti Pagadizaval
He received 5 lineouts, made 5 tackles and acquired concerned with 5 carries in a brutal encounter.
three. Owen Franks
His final sport for the Crusaders solely went for 58 minutes, however in that spell he accomplished seven tackles and saved his facet’s scrum on music. Influential.
2. Codie Taylor
Reliable on the lineout, he additionally crossed for the one attempt of the evening. Taylor had a optimistic impression with the ball in hand as effectively.
1. Joe Moody
Moody labored arduous along with his entrance row comrades to exert some important scrum dominance and didn’t shirk the hassle in defence or assault both.