Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Andrew Mehrtens, the All Black stand-off, led the Canterbury Crusaders to a 28-21 victory over the Australian Capital Territory Brumbies in their Super 12 match in Canberra last night. Mehrtens contributed 23 points to guide the defending Super 12 champions to their first victory on Australian soil.

SUPER 12: (Canberra): Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) 28 Australian Capital Territory Brumbies 21.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Under-19 World Cup Semi-finals (Cardiff): New Zealand 21 Ireland 15; Wales 10 South Africa 10 (Wales win on countback).