Queensland left red faced by Kiwi champs

Reds co-captain Liam Wright is putting on a brave face after that blitz.

“I’m proud we didn’t give up,” Wright said.

“They’re just clinical and pounce on every mistake.”

Crusaders skipper Codie Taylor is happy enough.

“The mindset was there from the start that we had to turn up,” Taylor said.

“I thought we did that.”

And on man of the match Richie Mo’unga?

“I’m just glad he’s in our team and I don’t have to defend against him,” Taylor said.

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