Slade kicks Crusaders to victory

Hamilton, New Zealand – Flyhalf Colin Slade kicked six goals, taking advantage of a one-sided penalty count, to boost the Crusaders to an 18-17 win over defending champions the Chiefs in Super Rugby on Saturday.

Slade succeeded with six of eight attempts, landing three in each half and twice hitting the uprights, to improve his record in the Crusaders' last two matches to 14 goals from 18 attempts.

Tom Taylor of the Crusaders leads the charge to collect the loose ball during the Chiefs and Crusaders Super Rugby match at Waikato Stadium. Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images. Credit: Getty Images

He helped the Christchurch-based Crusaders outscore the Chiefs 9-0 in the second half, after they had trailed 17-9 at halftime, and post their third straight win after back-to-back victories in South Africa.

Slade's opposite, Gareth Anscombe, kicked four from four for the Chiefs before missing a long-range attempt in the 82nd minute which could have won the match. – Sapa-AP

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