Mo’unga leads Canterbury Crusaders as they beat the Wellington Hurricanes

Richie Mo’unga has proven crucial when Canterbury Crusaders side beat the Wellington Hurricanes 30-12 in a Super Rugby semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday.

New Zealand rugby union player Mo’unga currently plays as a first five-eighth or fullback for Canterbury in New Zealand’s domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Crusaders in the international Super Rugby competition. He  made his All Blacks test debut against France last month

The eight-time champions will meet the winners of Saturday’s second semi-final between South Africa’s Lions and New South Wales Waratahs in next week’s final in Christchurch.

Mo’unga  scored a try, slotted 10 points with the boot and kept his side going forward with superb game management to ensure the Crusaders would host their first final in 10 years.George Bridge, David Havili and Braydon Ennor also scored tries for the home side, who were virtually impregnable in defence, restricting the Hurricanes to tries from wingers Julian Savea and Ben Lam.

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