CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Crusaders beat the Johannesburg-based Lions 37-18 in the Super Rugby final on Saturday to win the title for the ninth time:


Crusaders 37 (Seta Tamanivalu, David Havili, Mitchell Drummond, Scott Barrett tries; Richie Mo‘unga 4 conversions, 3 penalties), Lions 18 (Cyle Brink, Malcolm Marx tries; Elton Jantjies conversion, 2 penalties). HT: 20-6.