15 Mar 2014

Taylor kicks Crusaders to 25-19 victory over Rebels

11:18 am on 15 March 2014

The Crusaders second-five Tom Taylor had a perfect night with the boot, notching 20 points as Todd Blackadder's men beat the Rebels 25-19 in Melbourne in a stop-start Super Rugby clash.

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

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 first-five Bryce Hegarty added another penalty and converted Fuglistaller's try.