17 Mar 2013

Crusaders win first home game

7:51 am on 17 March 2013

The Crusaders' Super Rugby campaign is up and running with a comprehensive 41-19, six tries to one win over the previously undefeated South African side the Bulls in Christchurch.

The Western Force upset the Queensland Reds 19-12 in an all-Australian derby in Brisbane, while the ACT Brumbies remain top overall after thrashing the Sharks 26-3 in Durban.