Crusaders rout sorry Brumbies


Crusaders made it seven Super Rugby wins on the bounce with a dominant 40-14 triumph at Brumbies.

The visitors to Canberra Stadium were in fine form, recording their second-highest winning margin of the campaign.

Nemani Nadolo set the tone with the opening try after six minutes, Richie Mo'unga converting from underneath the posts.

Initially it looked as though Brumbies, winners over Waratahs last time out, would make a fist of it when Robbie Coleman crossed in the corner and Christian Lealiifano did well to add the extras.

But after that the half belonged to Crusaders, with Jone Macilai-Tori, Codie Taylor and Israel Dagg all crossing - the latter capping a stunning team move.

The hosts needed a response after the interval and Joe Tomane's converted try offered some hope.

It was quickly dashed, though, as Taylor doubled his tally after an excellent kick, chase and offload from David Havili.

Marty McKenzie's try underlined Crusaders superiority with 14 minutes to go.