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Chiefs beat Crusaders in 1st Super Rugby match in Pacific

SUVA, Fiji (AP) Fullback Damien McKenzie starred as the Chiefs beat the Crusaders 23-13 to reclaim the lead in Super Rugby's New Zealand conference on Friday as the tournament resumed after a four-week break for June test matches.

In the only other match, the ACT Brumbies moved five points clear of the New South Wales Waratahs atop the Australian conference with a six-try, 43-24 bonus-point win over the Queensland Reds. Wallabies captain Stephen Moore scored two tries for the Brumbies in his first match since Australia's 3-0 test series loss to England.

The Waratahs play the Japan-based Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday.

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