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RugbyU: Waikato Chiefs 17 Canterbury Crusaders 18

Result of a Super 15 match between the Waikato Chiefs and Canterbury Crusaders at Waikato Stadium on Saturday: Waikato Chiefs (NZL) 17 Canterbury Crusaders (NZL) 18 (h-t: 17-9) Chiefs - Try: Tom Marshall. Penalties Gareth Anscombe (4) Crusaders - Try: Penalties: Colin Slade (6) Referee: Garratt Williamson (NZL) afp

RugbyU: Slade kicks Crusaders home over Chiefs

Colin Slade kicked the Canterbury Crusaders to a cliff-hanger 18-17 victory over the Waikato Chiefs in a physically demanding clash between New Zealand's two glamour Super 15 sides on Saturday. It is the second loss of the year for the defending champion Chiefs but they remain at the head of the New Zealand conference three points clear of the fast-charging Crusaders.

RugbyU: Sharks claim derby with solo try as Force win again

The Coastal Sharks won a fierce South African derby to stay top of rugby's Super 15 as Australia's resurgent Western Force won their fifth straight match this weekend. A superb individual try from fullback Lwazi Mvovo secured the Sharks a 25-12 victory over the Golden Lions to hold on to a two-point lead in the southern hemisphere provincial series. Jake White's Sharks needed the win to stay clear of Australia's ACT Brumbies and back-to-back champions Waikato Chiefs.

RugbyU: Crusaders snare Cheetahs with four-try finish

Canterbury Crusaders scored four last-quarter tries to defeat Central Cheetahs 52-31 Saturday after a see-saw Super 15 struggle in Bloemfontein. It was the first clean sweep by the New Zealanders in South Africa since 2008 after comfortably overcoming the Golden Lions in Johannesburg last weekend. And it was the first victory by the record seven-time Super Rugby champions over the Cheetahs since 2007 in the republic.

RugbyU: Late tries seal Crusaders' victory

A couple of late tries clinched a 28-7 victory for Canterbury Crusaders over Golden Lions Saturday in a Super 15 match at Ellis Park. Veteran scrum-half Andy Ellis dived over on 73 minutes and replacement fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal converted to give the New Zealanders a 16-point advantage. And a superb grubber kick from All Blacks full-back Israel Dagg at the end set up centre Kieron Fonotia for a simple try and a deserved win by the seven-time champions.

RugbyU: Taylor perfect as Crusaders down Rebels

The Canterbury Crusaders continued their recovery from a shaky start to the Super 15 season to edge out the Melbourne Rebels 25-19 in Melbourne on Friday. It was the seven-time Super Rugby champions' second straight win after losing their opening two games to get their season back on track. Centre Tom Taylor proved the difference with a faultless six penalties and one conversion after both teams scored a try each.

RugbyU: Melbourne Rebels 19 Canterbury Crusaders 25

Result of a Super 15 match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Canterbury Crusaders in Melbourne on Friday: Melbourne Rebels (AUS) 19 Canterbury Crusaders (NZL) 25 (H-t: 9-12) Crusaders - Try: Ben Funnell. Conversion: Tom Taylor. Penalties: Taylor (6) Rebels - Try: Scott Fuglistaller. Conversion: Bryce Hegarty. Penalties: Jason Woodward (3), Hegarty Referee: James Leckie (AUS) afp

RugbyU: All Blacks skipper McCaw out for two months

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw could be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a broken thumb, Canterbury Crusaders' assistant coach Tabai Matson revealed Saturday. McCaw was injured during the first half of the Crusaders' 35-24 Super 15 loss to the Auckland Blues on Friday night and left the field at half-time. He now has the injured hand in a cast. The Crusaders have received medical advice that the 33-year-old McCaw is unlikely to be back in action until late April, well ahead of the June Test window when the All Blacks face England.

RugbyU: All Blacks skipper McCaw out for two months

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw could be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a broken thumb, Canterbury Crusaders' assistant coach Tabai Matson revealed Saturday. McCaw was injured during the first half of the Crusaders' 35-24 Super 15 loss to the Auckland Blues on Friday night and left the field at half-time. He now has the injured hand in a cast. The Crusaders have received medical advice that the 33-year-old McCaw is unlikely to be back in action until late April, well ahead of the June Test window when the All Blacks face England.

RugbyU: Auckland Blues 35 Canterbury Crusaders 24

Result of a Super 15 match between the Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders at Eden Park on Friday: Auckland Blues (NZL) 35 Canterbury Crusaders (NZL) 24 (h-t: 15-17) Blues - Tries: Frank Halai, Tevita Li, George Moala, Jackson Willison. Conversions: Simon Hickey (3). Penalties: Hickey (3) Crusaders - Tries: Corey Flynn, Colin Slade, Ryan Crotty. Conversions: Tom Taylor (3). Penalty: Taylor Referee: Mike Fraser (NZL) afp
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