Crusaders fly half Richie Mo’unga produced a stellar performance against the Blues in Saturday’s heavyweight clash in Super Rugby Aotearoa highlighted by a moment of magic in the second half.
The 26-year-old is probably a step closer to cementing his role as starting 10 for the All Blacks ahead of Beauden Barrett and he single handedly swung the momentum of Saturday’s match with a wonderful restart midway through the second half.
Following Rieko Ioane’s try for the Blues on 54 minutes, Mo’unga took a sneaky restart which he regathered and then beat four defenders to take the Crusaders within 10 metres of the Blues try line.
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From that point the home side got the crowd behind them and went on to score a further 17 points in the final quarter and beat the Blues 26-15. Full match highlights are available below:
Mo’unga has represented the All Blacks 17 times since making his debut in 2017 and is arguably enjoying the form of his career.