Late stumble dents Crusaders’ hopes
The undefeated Canterbury Crusaders hopes of a flawless Super Rugby season were shattered on Saturday with a 22-31 loss to Wellington Hurricanes. The result gives South Africa's Golden Lions the chance to overtake the Crusaders at the top of the table if it beats the Coastal Sharks in Durban. It also means the Hurricanes will play the ACT Brumbies next week, rather than facing a trip to South Africa against the Western Stormers.
Other results: Western Force 40 NSW Waratahs 11; Sunwolves 48 Auckland Blues 21; Southern Kings 20 Central Cheetahs 21.