The Crusaders exacted some revenge for their loss to the Queensland Reds in last year's Super rugby final with a battling 15-12 win at home yesterday.
Queensland led 11-9 with eight minutes to go, but first five Tom Taylor kicked his side to victory with his 4th and 5th penalties from ruck infringments.
Richie McCaw played close to 40 minutes off the bench in his second game back from injury.
He says they struggled to build momentum throughout the match, which makes the four points all the more valuable.
Meanwhile the Chiefs, who play the Reds in Brisbane on Sunday, are two points clear of the Bulls in the overall standings.