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Crusaders unbeaten in Africa

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Monday, April 14, 2014

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa - The Crusaders scored four of their six tries in the last 17 minutes to beat the Cheetahs 52-31 in Super Rugby on Saturday. Powerful wing Nemani Nadolo collected a hat trick.

Trailing by five points after 63 minutes, the New Zealanders found late energy to subdue a Cheetahs team in a free-flowing 10-try game at Free State Stadium.

Super Rugby's most successful team also made it two wins from two from the tour of South Africa.

The Crusaders led 26-10 when Nadolo went over for his first in the opening minute of the second half.

Cheetahs centre Johann Sadie inspired the home team's brief fight-back, but the seven-time champions powered home at the end as tries from replacement Tom Taylor, flyhalf Colin Slade and two more from Nadolo sealed victory in style.

Meanwhile an opportunist try from fullback Lwazi Mvovo late in the game broke open a grinding South African derby and gave the Sharks a 25-12 win over the Lions in Super Rugby on Saturday.

Mvovo swooped on turnover ball and used his blistering pace to chase his own chip kick for the only try in the 67th minute at Ellis Park, helping to put the Sharks back on top of the standings.

Despite a mountain of possession and a big territory advantage, the Sharks never led the dogged Lions by more than six points until Mvovo's individual brilliance finally broke the home team.





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