Super Rugby 2019: Ruthless Crusaders thrash Chiefs

Another game and another Crusaders clinical performance as the red and black juggernaut thrashed the Chiefs 57-28 in Christchurch.

The hosts started off on the front foot scoring first through Braydon Ennor after a fantastic offload from Jack Goodhue to set up the first try in the fifth minute.

They scored again off the back of a Chiefs mistake - Sevu Reece pouncing on a Damian McKenzie pass to score an intercept try.

The Chiefs got back into the match with some quality time on the ball and two penalties close to the Crusaders line.

Teleni Seu scored off the back of a scrum for the visitors to get them on the board and back in the game at 12-7 down.

From then it was all the hosts - scoring 22 unanswered points to end the first half thanks to two tries from fullback Will Jordan and a try from hooker Andrew Makalio to take the score to 33-7 at the break.

The defending champions were relentless and clinical and every other superlative you can think of throughout the game, scoring nine tries.

They flew out of the gates in the second half and scored five tries in the first 30 minutes to take the score out to 57-14.

The Chiefs finished strong - scoring two tries thanks to Jack Debreczeni and Mitchell Brown but it was all the Crusaders, scoring a record amount of points against a Chiefs side in their record 19th straight Super Rugby win - another record.