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14:41  19 may  2017
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Richie Mounga of the Crusaders © Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images Richie Mounga of the Crusaders Second half tries to David Havili and Ben Funnell ensured the Canterbury Crusaders remained unbeaten with a 31-24 victory over the Waikato Chiefs in Suva on Friday.

Flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis also scored for the Crusaders, who have won all 12 games so far this season and now opened up a handy 11-point lead over the Chiefs in the highly competitive New Zealand conference.

The Chiefs scored four brilliant tries to Tim Nanai-Williams, James Lowe, Kane Hames and Aaron Cruden, but they only converted two of them to give the Crusaders the breathing room the needed.

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The Crusaders, who produced several comeback victories earlier in the season, kept the Chiefs pointless for much of the second half with the Hamilton-based side actually holding a 17-13 lead after a highly intense first half.

The victory was the second in successive weeks for the seven-time champions against tough New Zealand sides and sent a strong message to the rest of the competition they would be tough to beat during the business end of the season.

The test-match intensity was evident again at the National Stadium in Suva, with the Chiefs dominating the early phases of the game with a high-octane attack, however, Crusaders' flyhalf Richie Mo'unga gave his side an early 6-0 lead with two penalties.

The Chiefs then struck back with two brilliant tries to Nanai-Williams and Lowe, neither of which were converted, before Bedwell-Curtis stormed over following a brilliant break by Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue.

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Mo'unga added his first conversion before Chiefs' prop Hames barrelled over to give his side their halftime lead.

The Crusaders, however, quickly overturned the deficit with Havili finishing off a sweeping counter-attack before Funnell crossed with just over 20 minutes remaining to give his side a 25-17 lead.

Mo'unga extended the lead with his third penalty before Cruden then crossed following a solid attacking scrum with less than 10 minutes left to give his side the opportunity to steal a late victory.

The Crusaders flyhalf, however, added his fourth penalty before the Chiefs wasted two attacking lineout opportunities with poor throws to end their hopes.

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