All Blacks wings Sevu Reece and Will Jordan combined for three tries as the Crusaders overhauled the Highlanders in the Super Rugby Pacific clash in Dunedin on Friday.
New Zealand’s 29-20 defeat by Ireland on Saturday will serve as a wake-up call to those players experiencing a northern hemisphere tour for the first time, All Blacks coach Ian Foster said.
A 31-point haul by Richie Mo’unga, including three tries, inspired the Crusaders to a commanding 63-28 win over the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.
Carlos Spencer came to the fore as the 1997 Blues claimed a 24-14 victory over the 2019 Crusaders in Game 7 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
It doesn’t get tougher or more challenging than playing in South Africa and against the Springboks, said Crusaders captain and All Blacks lock Scott Barrett.
Sevu Reece says the All Blacks’ shock 2019 World Cup elimination by England was a painful learning experience.
Sevu Reece will make his second Test start for the All Blacks in one of five changes to their starting lineup to face Australia in Auckland on Saturday.
Crusaders wing Sevu Reece is among five players who will make their All Blacks debut in the Rugby Championship match against Argentina on Saturday.
Crusaders backs Sevu Reece and Braydon Ennor are among the four newcomers in the All Blacks’ 39-man squad for their first two Rugby Championship matches.
Crusaders wing Sevu Reece scored his 15th try of the season after a long pass from Brayden Ennor.