Super Rugby 2019: Crusaders outlast Reds in Brisbane

The Crusaders have continued their unbeaten start to Super Rugby with a 22-12 victory over the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.

Braydon Ennor opened the scoring in the match, catch a cross-field kick from Jack Goodhue found the winger in acres of space to cruise to a 5-0 lead.

Will Jordan doubled the lead just moments later in what was the try of the match, Goodhue, Ennor and Jordan combining to go the length of the field in a classic Crusaders counter-attacking try.

There was a lull in the middle of the first half but Reds captain Samu Kerevi made sure the home side went into the break with points on the board, scoring a try just before the half.

It was a quiet start to the second for both sides, but it was a period of 10 minutes which won it for the Crusaders - they scored two tries and the Reds had a player sent off with a yellow card in the period.

Whetu Douglas scored off the back of a lineout drive - proving too strong for the resilient Red's defence.

It was the next trip down the Red's end where the card came, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto sent off for not getting back on side.

A Jordan Taufua try sealed the win for the back-to-back champs as they recorded their 18th straight win and eighth away from home - both Super Rugby records.