For the second time in a row, the Crusaders have crushed a fellow New Zealand Super Rugby franchise.
The red and blacks have followed on from their thumping of the Blues by hammering the Highlanders 51-18 in Christchurch.
The home side led 32-13 at halftime after scoring four first half tries.
The Crusaders scored a further three in the second spell, with Highlanders wing Hosea Gear grabbing an intercept for his side's only points of the second half.
Zac Guildford scored a double, with Wyatt Crockett, George Whitelock, Richie McCaw, Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd all crossing for the home team.
Tamati Ellison scored the Highlanders' try in the first half.
Photo: Israel Dagg, Dan Carter and Zac Guildford (Photosport)