Matt Faddes pounces on loose ball, scores runaway try in Highlanders' win over Crusaders

The Highlanders have defeated defending Super Rugby champs the Crusaders 42-26 in their last pre-season match in Waimumu today.

The Highlanders led at the break 28-19 over the Crusaders.

Matt Faddes scored the opening try of the match, pouncing on a loose ball and raced away to score under the posts against the Crusaders.

He scored a hat-trick in the first half for the Highlanders.

The Highlanders take on the Blues next Friday at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin in their season opener.

The Crusaders went down 42-26 in their final pre-season match against the Highlanders in Waimumu. Source: 1 NEWS