7 Apr 2014

Crusaders buoyed by African win

1:03 pm on 7 April 2014

The Crusaders hope their season is back on track after becoming the first New Zeland side to win in South Arica this season.

The seven times champions, who are currently bottom of the New Zealand conference, toppled the Lions 28-7 in Johannesburg on Sunday morning.

Coach Todd Blackadder says the victory has given his players some much-needed confidence.

The Crusaders travel to Blomfontein next week to play the Cheetahs, who drew 43-43 with the Chiefs on Sunday morning.