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Taylor kicks Crusaders to victory

Melbourne - Canterbury Crusaders inside centre Tom Taylor was perfect with his goalkicking as he notched 20 points in the visitors' 25-19 victory over the Melbourne Rebels in a stop-start Super Rugby clash on Friday.

Hooker Ben Funnell scored his first Super Rugby try while Taylor slotted six penalties and a conversion for the Crusaders, who had the better opportunities to score points but committed too many errors and turnovers while on attack.

The Canterbury Crusaders were victorious against the Melbourne Rebels in their scrappy Super Rugby encounter. Photo by Matt King/Getty Images. Credit: Getty Images

The home side, hammered 32-7 by the Western Force last week in Perth, scored a late try through openside flanker Scott Fuglistaller when the entire team joined a rolling maul from an attacking lineout.

Fullback Jason Woodward kicked three penalties while flyhalf Bryce Hegarty added another penalty and converted Fuglistaller's try. – Reuters

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