Super Rugby champions Crusaders started their campaign with a 45-23 win over the Chiefs last weekend, and were in free-flowing form once again in Christchurch.
JC Janse van Rensburg put Stormers on the board, but Bridge had a second before the half-time whistle when he latched onto a grubber kick, as Crusaders led 31-7 at the break.
But Crusaders rallied again, a rolling maul eventually seeing the ball pop to Seta Tamanivalu, while Richie Mo’unga side-stepped three defenders for a brilliant try that further extended the score.
— BNZ Crusaders (@crusadersrugby) March 3, 2018
Elsewhere, Rebels won their opening two Super Rugby fixtures for the first time in their eight-year history, with a 37-17 defeat of Japanese side Sunwolves.
Maddocks was the hero as he became the first Rebel to score a Super Rugby hat-trick, with a 27-point second-half romp doing the damage to help captain Adam Coleman celebrate his 50th appearance in the competition with a win.
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