The Canterbury Crusaders are on course for a 10th Super Rugby title

The Canterbury Crusaders just about remained on course when they outlasted the Wellington Hurricanes 30-26 in a thrilling all-New Zealand semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Crusaders, champions for the last two years, were made to work hard for their win but will now host Argentina’s Jaguares, who beat Australia’s ACT Brumbies 39-7 on Friday, in their 14th final next weekend.

Winger Sevu Reece crossed twice for the home side but flyhalf Richie Mo’unga was again the standout performer for the Crusaders with a brilliant try and 15 points from the kicking tee.

Hurricanes center Ngani Laumape also grabbed a brace and the visitors also had tries from winger Ben Lam and scrumhalf TJ Perenara as they came within an ace of ending the Crusaders’ 29-match unbeaten run at Christchurch Stadium. 

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