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Crusaders march to eighth Super Rugby title

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Most successful team in Super Rugby triumph over 14 man Lions side

Kieran Read crosses over the try line. Picture: Reuters
The Canterbury Crusaders showed all their precision and guile to claim an eighth Super Rugby title with a 25-17 victory over South Africa’s Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday. 
Tries from wing Seta Tamanivalu, centre Jack Goodhue and number eight Kieran Read extended the Crusaders record as the most successful team in the competition.  
The Lions played for 41 minutes with 14 men following a red card for flank Kwagga Smith.