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Nadolo double gives Crusaders 21-13 win over the Blues in Super Rugby

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo scored two tries to lift the Crusaders to a 21-13 win over the Auckland-based Blues on Saturday, keeping alive their bid for an eighth Super Rugby title and snuffing out the Blues' slender playoff hopes.

Nadolo used his immense power to score in the 16th minute, then added the match-winner in the 75th as the Crusaders stayed atop the New Zealand conference and temporarily moved into second place on the overall table.

The Christchurch-based Crusaders were under pressure for long periods Saturday and trailed 13-11 until the 65th minute when All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter put them ahead with a penalty.

Nadolo's second try ended the Blues' courageous challenge and left only four New Zealand teams in contention for playoffs spots.

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