Crusaders beat Jaguares 19-3 in final to win third consecutive Super Rugby title

Crusaders have won the Super Rugby competition 10th time overall
Crusaders have won the Super Rugby competition 10th time overall

Crusaders 19-3 Jaguares, Orangetheory Stadium

Richie Mo'unga contributed with 14 points while Codie Taylor scored the only try in the game as Crusaders defeated Jaguares 19-3 in the final to win the Super Rugby title for the third consecutive time.

The New Zealand side earlier went on to win the 2017 and 2018 editions where they defeated Lions and this is also their 10th Super Rugby final win - the most for any side in the history of the competition.

The first points in the game came in the 16th minute when Joaquin Diaz Bonilla kicked a penalty to get Jaguares off the mark. The Argentinan side continued to attack in the next 10 minutes but without any reward.

Crusaders finally opened their account by the 25th minute when a combination of Matt Todd, Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock sent Taylor over the line and Mo'unga followed with a conversion and a penalty goal to take the scoreline 10-3 at the end of the first half.

Jaguares came close to score their first try after two minutes into the second half but were denied following a tackle from Jack Goodhue on Moroni. With no further points coming from Jaguares for the remainder of the game, Mo'unga with three more penalty kicks ensured Crusaders completed a 19-3 win that saw them defend the title.

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