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Friday 15 February 2019, 11:35pm MST

Blues v Crusaders

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  • FT
  • TRY!Augustine Pulu
    72'
  • Yellow CardBen Funnell
    66'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    62'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    62'
  • TRY!Manasa Mataele
    53'
  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    51'
  • TRY!Ofa Tuungafasi
    50'
  • ConversionOtere Black
    42'
  • TRY!Akira Ioane
    41'
  • HT
  • Yellow CardTom Robinson
    25'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    25'
  • TRY!Manasa Mataele
    17'
  • Penalty GoalOtere Black
    13'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
468
235
Metres
59
21
Carries
20
15
Defenders beaten
8
7
Clean breaks
145
83
Passes
10
1
Offloads
13
11
Turnovers conceded
7
8
Turnovers won
80
182
Tackles
15
20
Missed tackles
Blues T C P
15 Michael Collins 0 0 0
14 Melani Nanai 0 0 0
13 Ma'a Nonu 0 0 0
12 TJ Faiane 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
10 Otere Black 0 1 1
9 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
1 Alex Hodgman 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Sione Mafileo 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
5 Joshua Goodhue 0 0 0
6 Tom Robinson 0 0 0
7 Dalton Papali'i 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Matt Moulds 0 0 0
17 Karl Tu'inukuafe 0 0 0
18 Ofa Tuungafasi 1 0 0
19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
20 Matt Matich 0 0 0
21 Augustine Pulu 1 0 0
22 Harry Plummer 0 1 0
23 Sonny Bill Williams 0 0 0
Crusaders T C P
15 David Havili 0 0 0
14 Manasa Mataele 2 0 0
13 Braydon Ennor 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 George Bridge 0 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 0 0 0
9 Bryn Hall 0 0 0
1 Joe Moody 0 0 0
2 Andrew Makalio 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
5 Quinten Strange 0 0 0
6 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 0 0 0
8 Whetu Douglas 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ben Funnell 0 0 0
17 Tim Perry 0 0 0
18 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Luke Romano 0 0 0
20 Tom Sanders 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Mitch Hunt 0 0 0
23 Will Jordan 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
9 Blues 47 1
5 Crusaders 78 4
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  • Well if that is anything to go by both teams with a lot to look forward to this season.  The Crusaders hang tough and take out the win 24-22.  A very entertaining contest first up from both teams.
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  • FULL TIME! Crusaders 24 Blues 22.
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  • There it is, the siren goes.  Crusaders 24 Blues 22.
    80'''
  • Referee Briant looks at his watch it's almost over the Crusaders by 2 points.
    80''
  • Blues player is taken into touch by the Crusaders, that should be it, they should run the clock down with less than a minute to go.
    80''
  • Blues get the ball back.  Crusaders 24 Blues 22.
    79''
  • MISSED PENALTY! Blues (Plummer) The kick only just misses to the right from 45 metres out he had the distance it just missed to the right.
    79''
  • Under three minutes remaining and Plummer needs to hit this perfectly from 40 metres out, surely worth a crack.
    78''
  • Penalty awarded to the Blues, Plummer within range, huge pressure here for the young man!
    77''
  • Long delay as the referee looks at a replay.  Ruled accidental the knock on.  Don't know why such a delay for that.
    76''
  • Knock on from the Crusaders at half way, advantage to the Blues as they tear forward.
    75''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Blues (Plummer) The Plummer kicks slides to the right, still anyones game.  Crusaders 24 Blues 22.
    74''
  • Incredible pressure applied by the Blues forwards results in Pulu crashing over the line from close range and the Blues will kick to tie the scores.
    73''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Pulu) Crusaders 24 Blues 22.
    73''
  • Penalty to the Blues for offside against the Crusaders.  Blues will kick for and find touch right near the corner post, great kick from young Harry Plummer.
    71''
  • Crusaders win it from the line out but turn it over to the Blues straight away.
    71''
  • Crusaders find touch from their defensive half to the half way.  Blues with the line out.
    70''
  • Great defensive work from the Crusaders as they cling to their 7 point advantage.
    69''
  • Blues again having a good run of possession, Crusaders defending.
    68''
  • Crusaders 24 Blues 17.
    68''
  • Funnell sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes for the Crusaders, too many penalties, they have been constant again him in the last five minutes.
    67''
  • Blues take the free kick quickly and charge forward, can they strike back immediately?
    66''
  • Vital points those ones as the Crusaders regain the lead by 7 points as we head inside the last 15 minutes of this season opener for the two teams.
    65''
  • Penalty Tries 2 and Mataele 2 for the season are the leading try scorers to date for the Crusaders, there's a stat.
    64''
  • Try
    CPENALTY TRY! Crusaders.  Second of the night for the Crusaders.  Crusaders 24-17.
    63''
  • Crusaders again on the push for a try, Blues defense, continue to hold on well.
    62''
  • Todd very close to scoring for the Crusaders only inches short of the line.
    59''
  • Who strikes next in this contest as we head towards an hour gone.
    57''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Crusaders.  What can I say, the Crusaders wasting kicking opportunities they should be converting.  Scores level.
    55''
  • Mataele goes over for the second time tonight after an explosive run from Bridge who then delivered a brilliant 20 metre pass to Mataele who did the rest.
    54''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Mataele) Crusaders 17 Blues 17
    53''
  • Injury stoppage, looks like a possible break or fracture to the arm of Perry as he comes off in considerable pain cradling his right arm.
    53''
  • Well that try to the Blues was a long time coming, it was sheer possession and pressure and the Crusaders couldn't defend any longer as wave after wave of attack saw Tu'ungafasi crash over the line from close range.
    53''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Blues (Plummer) Crusaders 12 Blues 17.
    52''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Tu'ungafasi) Crusaders 12 Blues 15.
    51''
  • Warning from the referee to the Crusaders another penalty from the scrum and we will see a ten minute sin bin, interesting conversation that one, pretty clear.
    51''
  • Long way to go, still half an hour to play.  Crusaders 12 Blues 10.
    50''
  • Anyone's game this one, the Blues looking the better team at this stage in the second half.
    50''
  • Penalty awarded to the Blues right in front, Crusaders penalised for slowing down the play.  Scrum feed appears to be a strange call here.
    47''
  • Barrett a brilliant read of the play to take the ball for the Crusaders a great intercept there.
    46''
  • Blues tearing the Crusaders apart early in the second half as Black finds touch for the Blues deep in attack again.
    45''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Blues (Black) Crusaders 12 Blues 10.
    44''
  • Taufua with the handling error he knocked the ball on and the Blues pounced with Ioane reaping the rewards bursting away from the Crusaders defense to score easily.
    43''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Ioane) Crusaders 12 Blues 8.
    42''
  • Great break out run from Hodgman of the Blues early in the second half but again covered well by the Crusaders defensive unit.
    41''
  • KICK OFF! Here we go in the second half, the Crusaders get us underway.  Crusaders 12 Blues 3. 
    41''
  • The Blues have probably looked the more attacking team to the break, but a lack of discipline has resulted in some errors that have turned the ball over too easily.  At the break it's the Crusaders win a 9 point lead but they also appear to have plenty left in the tank.
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  • HALF TIME! Crusaders 12 Blues 3.
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  • Oh wow, Crusaders desperate defense, as Nanai crashes through but numbers at the contest and he is held up.  No time for the scrum that's half time.  Crusaders 12 Blues 3.
    40'''
  • Blues find touch ten metres out.  Can they score before the break.
    40''
  • Strong run from Tuipulotu but the Crusaders defense stands up again, but a penalty to the Blues.
    39''
  • Two minutes remaining in the first half it's the Crusaders 12 leading the Blues 3.
    38''
  • Collins takes the ball inside his own 22 and drives it down the touch line to find touch and some respite for the Blues.
    37''
  • Blues manage to escape under extreme pressure and it will be a Crusaders line out.
    36''
  • Blues win a scrum feed close to their own line but even then they are under pressure in that situation.  Crusaders look threatening.
    34''
  • Crusaders look to the blind side and Hall but he is dragged down 7 metres short.  Again the Crusaders find touch and will look for the try again on this play, can't be far away, so hard to stop.
    32''
  • Penalty to the Crusaders again the wise option to find touch on the 22 and they will look for some extra points here one would think.
    31''
  • Half an hour in at Eden Park and the Crusaders 12 lead the Blues 3.
    30''
  • Blues on the attack but again another penalty called against them and the Crusaders will find touch at the half way.
    29''
  • Suddenly the Blues trail by 9 points.
    29''
  • Crusaders 12 Blues 3.
    28''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! Blues (Robinson). Sin Bin for ten minutes.
    28''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY! Crusaders.  And a yellow for Robinson for the Blues, sin bin for ten minutes.
    27''
  • Another penalty to the Crusaders this time a wise option, they kick for touch to the 22.
    26''
  • MISSED PENALTY! Crusaders, they miss again after the penalty, no breeze out here no idea what is going on with the kicking.  Crusaders 5 Blues 3.
    24''
  • Almost a chance for the Blues but they are called offside, Parsons the man in question, that was a close call.
    23''
  • MISSED PENALTY! Blues, Blacks kick stays right off the boot and misses by a metre and a half.  Crusaders 5 Blues 3.
    22''
  • Penalty to the Blues after a messy line out, the Crusaders didn't get it quite right there.
    21''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Crusaders fail to convert the extra points but lead 5-3.
    20''
  • A great start to the season for Mataele he picks up the first try of the night after Collins failed to handle the kick into the danger area.
    19''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Mataele) 5-3 Crusaders.
    18''
  • Knock on called, Crusaders scrum on the 22.
    16''
  • Quick hands from Todd in the middle almost produces the first try of the game as Ennor burst through and found Bridge but he was dragged down 15 metres short of the line.
    15''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Blues (Black) 3-0 Blues.
    14''
  • Blues on the attack again, and the Crusaders are penalised.
    13''
  • James Parsons down with what it looks like is crap, surely not ten minutes in! Injury stoppage, his back up and looks fine pretty quickly.
    11''
  • Ten minutes in it's Blues 0 Crusaders 0.
    11''
  • Strange loses the ball for the Crusaders and the Blues will clean up this time.  
    11''
  • But all that endeavour leads to nothing as the Crusaders intercept and clear.
    8''
  • Again the Crusanders being forced to defend as all the Blues get involved early, sharing the ball.
    8''
  • Blues in possession again, a good positive start from the Blues, again Collins with a little run for the Blues.
    7''
  • Scrum feed for the Crusanders in their defensive half, 20 metres out from the Blues line.
    5''
  • Great defensive drive from the Crusaders, the Blues still within reach of the line.
    3''
  • Blues on the attack early, a good opportunity 7 metres out from the corner.
    2''
  • Collins with an early run for the Blues, they want a good feel of the ball early.
    1''
  •  Underway in Eden Park it's the Blues up against the Crusanders in round one action.  The Blues with the kick-off. Kicking deep.
    1''
  • Welcome back to the Super Ruby Season 2019 for a round one encounter at Eden Park, Auckland between the Blues and the Crusaders.  Looking forward to what should be an entertaining game on a perfect night weather wise.
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