Crusaders keep Lions at bay

The Crusaders scored six tries to the Lions four to move to 18 points, four behind the Highlanders, who took top spot in the New Zealand conference with an error ridden 32-20 win over the Western Force in Dunedin last night.

Centre Ryan Crotty scored a hat-trick as the visiting Crusaders ran in six tries to the Lions four to beat the in-form home side and make it two wins from two games on their trip to South Africa.