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Crusaders beat Sharks 38-6 in Super semifinal

Crusaders outclass Sharks 38-6 in Super Rugby semifinal; close on 8th title

Crusaders beat Sharks 38-6 in Super semifinal

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- The Crusaders' scored four unanswered tries in the second half to outclass South Africa's Sharks 38-6 in Saturday's semifinal and move within one victory of their eighth Super Rugby title.

Captain Kieran Read scored the only try of the first half and Nemani Nadolo, Willi Heinz, Jimmy McNicholl and Matt Todd touched down in the second to carry the Crusaders past the Sharks and into next weekend's final.

Dan Carter kicked two conversions and three penalties for 13 points while flyhalf Patrick Lambie provided the Sharks' only points with two penalties.

The Crusaders will play either the New South Wales Waratahs or ACT Brumbies in the final, with the two Australian teams to play later Saturday.