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Crusaders manager produces epic celebration as they claim Super Rugby title

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In a day of firsts for the Kiwi rugby franchise, the Crusaders of Christchurch defeated Johannesburg based South African side The Lions in Johannesburg to claim their first Super Rugby title in eight years.

The Crusader's victory makes them the first side to cross the Indian Ocean to win the Southern Hemisphere club championship, a trophy they have been chasing since their last win nine years ago.

The defeat robbed Lions' coach Johan Ackermann of a fairy tale end to his time coaching the Johannesburg based Lions.

The final was his last match in charge before he moves to English club Gloucester.

The defeat will feel even more sore for the Lions, especially having lost to the Hurricanes of New Zealand by 17 points in last year's final.

In contrast, the Crusaders' coach Scott Robertson couldn't contain his excitement following his side's victory.

The 42-year-old ex New Zealand international and now Crusaders head coach broke out into a spontaneous break dance routine on the pitch following the win, surrounded by his cheering players.

Apparently, this is somewhat a tradition of Robertson, who looked rather comfortable busting some moves in front of his players.

You can watch the incredible footage below.

If you are looking for a new dancer Diversity, then look no further!

The Lions were forced to play for 41 minutes with a man down, after flanker Kwagga Smith dangerously tackled Crusaders full-back David Havili while he was airborne.

Smith was told by the referee prior to being shown red: "You were not in a realistic position to contest for the ball." 

The Crusaders took full advantage of their numerical superiority, stretching their lead to 25-3, despite the Lions rallying with two late tries to make the score more even.

The Crusaders outclassed their South African opponents, and were deserved champions after a clinical, disciplined, and defensively solid display.

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