Crusaders emerge unscathed in horror night for Kiwi rugby

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Sunday, 24 February 2019, 2:47PM
Whetu Douglas of the Crusaders celebrates Jordan Taufua's try. (Photo / Photosport)

It was a night to forget for Kiwi Super Rugby sides, apart from the Crusaders.

The Blues have been walloped 26-7 by the Sharks in Durban, while the Chiefs have been crushed 54-17 by the Brumbies in Canberra.

Chiefs skipper Brodie Retallick says the Brumbies took their chances well.

"Just sometimes on the defence we let them in with an error or we can't get our system right, and that's where they really punished us. So we're going to have to get that right." 

Blues coach Leon Macdonald is adamant the ship can be righted quickly.

His side is winless from the first two rounds of Super Rugby after a 26-7 loss at the hands of the Sharks in Durban.

"There's a lot of confidence we can turn this around pretty quickly. It's only Round Two, every team's we've got to loss a couple of games every season, and hopefully we can get ours out of the way early and get on a winning streak." 

The Crusaders have made yet another statement in the Super Rugby competition after easily defeating the Hurricanes 38-22.

The Crusaders have now made it 17 straight wins at home continuing their incredible run of form in Christchurch.

The Hurricanes managed to stop the Crusaders from earning a bonus point with two late tries of their own to narrow the scoreline.

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