The reigning Super Rugby champions were at their fluent best in a commanding display that saw them race into a 24-0 half-time lead.
Scott Robertson’s side ran in six tries against the side they beat in last year’s semi-final, with All Blacks duo Richie Mo’unga and Scott Barrett claiming two apiece.
HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 Super Rugby Round 2 Crusaders v Hurricanes
The @Crusadersrugby record a club record 17th straight win with a dominant 38-22 victory over the @Hurricanesrugby in Christchurch. #SuperRugby #CRUvHUR pic.twitter.com/AvhotHqNRD
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) February 23, 2019
The Waratahs bounced back from their narrow opening-round loss to the Hurricanes in fitting fashion.
Having been beaten by a point, they wrapped up a 31-30 victory against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.
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