Codie Taylor and Richie Mo’unga lead the way, but the chasing pack can make up ground on the idle Crusaders this weekend.

Crusaders Codie Taylor and Richie Mounga are the MVP frontrunners through four weeks of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Stuffs rugby writers are assigning MVP points on a 3-2-1 basis after every fixture this year, and its hooker Taylor who is leading the way with eight points.
Pivot Mounga, fresh from scoring a competition record 28 points in the Crusaders 43-27 win against the Blues at the weekend, is two points back.
Sundays match at Eden Park marked the second straight game Mounga received maximum points, after he also shone against the Chiefs the previous weekend.
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Having scored a try and slotted all nine shots at goal against the Blues, Mounga moved past 800 career points in the match. Only Daniel Carter (1708) and Andrew Mehrtens (990) have scored more for the Crusaders.
Nobody has beaten more defenders (20) than Mounga this season, while hes second in clean breaks (six) and carries (30).
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Taylor, who crashed over via lineout drive on Sunday, leads all try-scorers with four, and is a leaner, meaner version this season, having made tweaks to his training during the off-season.
The chasing pack will have a chance to make up ground on Taylor and Mounga this weekend while the competition leaders are on a bye week.
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Richie Mo’unga scored a brilliant try among his 28-point haul for the Crusaders at Eden park on Sunday.
The Highlanders host the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Friday, before the Chiefs host the Blues in Hamilton the following night.
Codie Taylor 8
Richie Mo’unga 6
Asafo Aumua 3, Jona Nareki 3, Akira Ioane 3, Damian McKenzie 3, Ethan Blackadder 3
Nepo Laulala 2, Shannon Frizell 2, Sam Whitelock 2, Whetukamokamo Douglas 2, Hoskins Sotutu 2, Brad Weber 2
Sevu Reece 1, Ardie Savea 1, Folau Fakatava 1, David Havili 1, Otere Black 1, Jordie Barrett 1