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Blues
24
32
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Crusaders
CRU
Super Rugby
Saturday 19 May 2018, 3:35am EDT

Blues v Crusaders

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  • FT
  • TRY!Michael Collins
    63'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    53'
  • ConversionStephen Perofeta
    49'
  • TRY!Rieko Ioane
    47'
  • Yellow CardQuinten Strange
    45'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    40+2'
  • HT
  • TRY!Bryn Hall
    40'
  • ConversionStephen Perofeta
    38'
  • TRY!Rieko Ioane
    37'
  • TRY!Matt Todd
    30'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    22'
  • TRY!Quinten Strange
    21'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    15'
  • TRY!Matt Duffie
    6'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    4'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
346
474
Metres
24
36
Carries
31
21
Defenders beaten
13
12
Clean breaks
112
115
Passes
5
6
Offloads
15
14
Turnovers conceded
4
5
Turnovers won
106
103
Tackles
21
31
Missed tackles
Blues T C P
15 Matt Duffie 1 0 0
14 Melani Nanai 0 0 0
13 Orbyn Leger 0 0 0
12 Sonny Bill Williams 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 2 0 0
10 Stephen Perofeta 0 2 0
9 Augustine Pulu 0 0 0
1 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
5 Matiaha Martin 0 0 0
6 Jerome Kaino 0 0 0
7 Dalton Papali'i 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Matt Moulds 0 0 0
17 Ross Wright 0 0 0
18 Sione Mafileo 0 0 0
19 Ben Nee Nee 0 0 0
20 Murphy Taramai 0 0 0
21 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
22 Daniel Kirkpatrick 0 0 0
23 Michael Collins 1 0 0
Crusaders T C P
15 David Kaetau Havili 0 0 0
14 Seta Tamanivalu 0 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 George Bridge 1 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 0 3 2
9 Bryn Hall 1 0 0
1 Tim Perry 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
5 Quinten Strange 1 0 0
6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 1 0 0
8 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Andrew Makalio 0 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Mitchell Dunshea 0 0 0
20 Peter Samu 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Mitch Hunt 0 0 0
23 Manasa Mataele 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
14 Blues 44 22
1 Crusaders 80 63
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  • FULL-TIME: Crusaders defeat the Blues 32-24.
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  • Siren sounds and the ball is kicked into the stands by Mo'unga to end the game.
    80'''
  • Rieko Ioane gets a brilliant run through the defence but has no support upfield as he's eventually tackled to the ground.
    79''
  • Scrum Feed Blues - 5 metres from line in their own half.
    78''
  • No Try - ball lost forward by Richie Mo'unga at the line.
    77''
  • TMO - Try or No Try as Mo'unga goes over under heavy tackle pressure and claims the grounding.
    77''
  • Blues have possession but are having to work hard to make a dent in the Crusaders defence.
    76''
  • PENALTY BLUES - not releasing the ball.
    75''
  • Knock-on called with possession awarded to the Crusaders inside the opposition 22. 
    72''
  • Blues get possession for a scrum feed as the Crusaders lineout throw is not straight.
    71''
  • Crusaders with the lineout throw at the Blues 22 and under 10 minutes left on the clock.
    71''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - offside at the ruck.
    70''
  • Ball dropped by the Crusaders on a run upfield.
    69''
  • That conversion miss may be costly with an 8-point margin and 14 minutes left to play.
    66''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Blues - Perofeta misses to the right. 
    65''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Michael Collins) 24-32 ... Rieko Ioane again puts on the jets to go up the sideline before offloading to Collins.
    64''
  • Counter-ruck sees the Blues into attack at the halfway line.
    63''
  • Free kick to the Blues.
    63''
  • Scrum Feed Blues
    62''
  • Lineout throw ruled not straight by the Crusaders so the Blues get a reprieve deep in defence.
    62''
  • Mo'unga kicks to the corner.
    61''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS
    61''
  • Crusaders looking to make some ground but the ball is lost forward.
    60''
  • MISSED GOAL! Crusaders - Mo'unga just steers it to the left of the post.
    59''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - front row collapsing
    58''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    57''
  • Just as the Blues look to break through the defence on a good run, the ball is fumbled.
    57''
  • Blues get possession through Williams at the halfway line.
    55''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 19-32
    54''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - not rolling away.
    53''
  • Crusaders go inside the opposition 22 as they look to regain some momentum.
    52''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    51''
  • Ball lost in the contest and possession goes to the Crusaders after a knock-on.
    51''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Blues (Stephen Perofeta) 19-29
    50''
  • Ioane gets over in the corner after some nice cross field passing.
    48''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Rieko Ioane) 17-29
    48''
  • Scrum Feed Blues 
    47''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD CRUSADERS - Quinten Strange sin binned for a dangerous tackle.
    46''
  • TMO - Asst Referee has identified some potential foul play 
    46''
  • Blues have the ball just 5 metres from the try line.
    46''
  • PENALTY BLUES - front row collapsing with Wyatt Crocket again infringing.
    45''
  • Scrum Feed Blues
    45''
  • Blues regain possession as the referee blows the whistle for ball lost forward.
    44''
  • PENALTY BLUES - front row collapsing.
    43''
  • Scrum Feed Blues
    43''
  • Ball is again lost and the Blues get the feed.
    43''
  • Handling error from the Crusaders sees the Blues get possession.
    42''
  • The second half is underway as the Blues attempt to reel in the Crusaders 17-point lead.
    41''
  • HALF-TIME: The Crusaders lead the Blues 29-12 after a more evenly played half than the scoreline would suggest.
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  • Whistle blows and the players run off the field for the break.
    40'+3''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 12-29
    40'+3''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Bryn Hall) 12-27
    40'+2''
  • Siren sounds as the Crusaders kick to touch from the penalty.
    40'''
  • Crusaders are pushing a massive rolling maul.
    40'''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - offside at the lineout by the Blues.
    40'''
  • PENALTY BLUES - collapsing the maul.
    40''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Blues (Perofeta) 12-22
    39''
  • TMO - the try stands but the TMO referee wants to check for potential foul play. All good.
    38''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Rieko Ioane) 10-22 ... a great break through defence by Sonny Bill Williams who makes a late pass to Rieko Ioane who crashes over the line next to the posts.
    38''
  • Blues with another lineout just into the Crusaders half.
    38''
  • Blues lineout at the opposition 22 sees some attacking play get underway.
    36''
  • PENALTY BLUES - hands in the ruck.
    35''
  • Forward pass by Goodhue sees the Blues get some much needed possession.
    34''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders - at the halfway line.
    34''
  • Blues pinged for player in front of the kickoff at the restart.
    34''
  • MISSED CONVERSION Crusaders (Mo'unga) 5-22
    32''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Matt Todd) 5-22
    31''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - collapsing the maul.
    30''
  • Five metre lineout sees the Crusaders driving to the line in the maul.
    30''
  • Mo'unga kicks to the corner as the Crusaders look to increase their lead.
    29''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - high tackle.
    28''
  • Turnover. Crusaders make good ground pushing into the Blues half to the 22.
    28''
  • Mo'unga skies a kick without much gain and the Blues have the lineout near the Crusaders 10m line.
    27''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    26''
  • Opportunity lost for the Blues as the ball tumbles loose.
    26''
  • Blues with the lineout throw inside the Crusaders 22.
    25''
  • PENALTY BLUES - front row collapsing.
    25''
  • Scrum Feed Blues
    24''
  • Possession awarded to the Blues through with a scrum.
    24''
  • TMO - checking for dangerous play as Duffie is taken down in the air.
    24''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 5-17
    23''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Quinten Strange) 5-15
    22''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders - within 5 metres of the try line.
    21''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - illegal wheeling
    21''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    19''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - offside
    19''
  • Crusaders make a huge break up the sideline only to be taken to ground just 5 metres from the try line.
    18''
  • Lineout for the Blues just short of the Crusaders 10m line as the rain has stopped falling.
    17''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 5-10
    16''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - hands in the ruck
    15''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    13''
  • Knock-on Blues following a messy period of play due to the conditions.
    12''
  • Blues rush a kick to touch gaining no territory and giving possession to the Crusaders in their attacking half.
    12''
  • Scrum Feed Blues
    11''
  • Ball is kicked deep and goes out the back into the dead zone. The Blues elect to take a scrum.
    11''
  • MISSED CONVERSION Blues (Stephen Perofeta) 5-7
    9''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Matt Duffie) 5-7 ... Duffie runs to the line off a great pacy run from Rieko Ioane.
    7''
  • Kicks exchanged and the Blues get possession and go into some phases still in their own half.
    6''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Richie Mo'unga) 0-7
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (George Bridge) 0-5 ... a great run up the line after a nice dribble kick from Mo'unga.
    3''
  • Play at the halfway with Crusaders in possession.
    3''
  • Ball lost in the contest and the Crusaders kick upfield.
    2''
  • Ball into touch early deep in attacking territory for the Blues.
    1''
  • The teams are on the park in Auckland and the Crusaders will get the action underway in very wet conditions as persistent rain falls.
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  • The Crusaders are on a six-match winning streak against the Blues and are up in confidence while the Blues will be looking to stop their current losing streak against New Zealand sides.
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  • Saturday Rugby moves to New Zealand as the Blues take on the might of the Crusaders at Eden Park in Auckland.
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