Bryn Hall dives across the line to score a try for the Crusaders against the Chiefs.
Bryn Hall dives across the line to score a try for the Crusaders against the Chiefs. Mark Baker

Crusaders book place in Super Rugby decider

WINGER Seta Tamanivalu scored two tries against his former team as the Crusaders beat the Chiefs 27-13 on Saturday to reach the Super Rugby final for the 12th time and move within a match of their eighth championship.

The Chiefs had an abundance of possession but the Crusaders showed playoff smarts, seizing a handful of chances to score four tries that propelled them into the final for the first time since 2014.

The seven-time champions will play the winner of Saturday's second semi-final between the Lions and Hurricanes as they attempt to win Super Rugby for the first time since 2008.

Tamanivalu touched down twice in the second half and scrumhalf Bryn Hall and fullback Israel Dagg also scored tries for the Crusaders.

News Corp Australia


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