Crusaders 33-14 Bulls, AMI Stadium
Jack Goodhue's brace helped the Crusaders to overcome Bulls by 33-14 at Christchurch in the Super Rugby fixture on Friday.
The hosts were staring down the barrel of three consecutive defeats for the first time since 2010 but the defending champions managed to get their campaign back on track with a timely bonus-point win.
Apart from Goodhue's (38, 48) double, Scott Barrett (14), Codie Taylor (27) and George Bridge (72) scored a try each. Fly-half Mitch Hunt managed to convert four out of the five tries.
Travis Ismaiel (30) and Marco van Staden (68) scored tries for the visitors, while fly-half Handre Pollard converted both the tries.
Loosehead prop Tim Perry was yellow carded for a high tackle on the 25th minute but the visitors failed to make the most of the opportunity and added just one try.
In the end, the hosts were completely in control of the proceedings for the entire 80 minutes as they ended their losing streak in front of the home crowd.
The Crusaders next week face the Lions in Johannesburg in a repeat of last year's final.