Crusaders coach breakdances after clinching third-straight Super Rugby title

Crusaders coach breakdances after clinching third-straight Super Rugby title

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Crusaders coach Scott Robertson breakdances after claiming third-straight Super Rugby title Photo: Scott Robertson breakdances after the Crusaders won the Super Rugby final  Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has performed what has become his customary post-Super Rugby final breakdance, after his side defeated the Jaguares 19-3 in the season decider in Christchurch    It is the Crusaders’ third-straight title and in the celebrations that followed the full-time siren on Saturday night Robertson delighted both his players and the crowd by turning the playing area into a makeshift dance floor  He performed a similar dance when the Crusaders beat the Lions in the final in Christchurch last year, as well as when they won in Johannesburg against the same opposition in 2017  Robertson had much to celebrate, as the win saw the 44-year-old become the first person to claim three consecutive titles as coach (2017-19) and as a player (1998-2000) with the Crusaders  It is also the Crusaders’ 10th Super Rugby championship. External Link: @SuperRugbyNZ tweet    Cold, slippery conditions in Christchurch turned the final into a defence-dominated contest, which would always be won by the team who took their opportunities best  Argentina’s Jaguares, contesting their first final, shaded most of the match’s possession and territory statistics and created three of the clearest try-scoring chances, all to winger Matias Moroni  None of the try opportunities were capitalised upon by the visitors, however, with Crusaders hooker Codie Taylor bagging the only try of the match, midway through the first half  The other 14 points came via five from five shots at goal by Richie Mo’unga. Photo: The Crusaders celebrate winning their 10th Super Rugby championship    Jaguares five-eighth Joaquin Diaz Bonilla scored his side’s only points with the opening penalty goal of the match  The two teams had scored 148 tries between them before the final but neither found their rhythm, with Taylor’s score against the run of play handing his team a flattering 10-3 half-time lead  The try capped some fine build-up work by fellow-All Blacks forwards Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock and Matt Todd, who ripped the ball clear in a maul  The closing minutes of the first half proved pivotal. Moroni botched a clear try-scoring chance close to the line and his team fell asleep defensively after the siren, allowing the Crusaders to launch a sweeping attack which resulted in a penalty goal to Mo’unga  It gave the Crusaders a flattering 10-3 lead and they slowly built on that in a grinding second spell, with three further Mo’unga penalty goals  ABC/AAP

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