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Masterful Mo'unga fires Crusaders into semi-finals

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Masterful Mo'unga fires Crusaders into semi-finals
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Rugby Championship - New Zealand vs Argentina - Trafalgar Park, Nelson, New Zealand - September 8, 2018 - Argentina's Bautista Ezcurra prepares to tackle New Zealand's Richie Mo'unga. REUTERS/Ross Setford   -   Copyright  ROSS SETFORD(Reuters)
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Flyhalf Richie Mo’unga grabbed two tries in a flawless 23-point game as the Canterbury Crusaders stormed into the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 38-14 hiding of the Otago Highlanders in Christchurch on Friday.

With a breathtaking blend of defensive grunt and attacking inspiration, the double defending champions also had tries from fullback David Havili, flanker Whetu Douglas and replacement prop Michael Alaalatoa at Rugby League Park.

The Crusaders kept their perfect home record in playoffs intact and extended their unbeaten winning streak at the venue to 29 matches.

They will return to meet the winner of the Wellington Hurricanes and the Bulls, who play their quarter-final on Saturday.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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