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CRU
Crusaders
54
17
FT
Blues
BLU
Super Rugby
Saturday 14 July 2018, 3:35am EDT

Crusaders v Blues

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Key Events

  • FT
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    80'
  • TRY!Bryn Hall
    79'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    77'
  • TRY!Sam Whitelock
    76'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    74'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    72'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    65'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    63'
  • TRY!Melani Nanai
    54'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    50'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    50'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    43'
  • TRY!Jack Goodhue
    43'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Seta Tamanivalu
    39'
  • TRY!Melani Nanai
    30'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    23'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    22'
  • TRY!Jack Goodhue
    3'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
661
396
Metres
47
47
Carries
31
18
Defenders beaten
24
9
Clean breaks
194
156
Passes
20
6
Offloads
12
19
Turnovers conceded
8
4
Turnovers won
131
123
Tackles
18
31
Missed tackles
Crusaders T C P
15 Israel Dagg 0 0 0
14 Seta Tamanivalu 1 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 2 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 George Bridge 3 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 0 4 0
9 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
1 Tim Perry 0 0 0
2 Andrew Makalio 0 0 0
3 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Quinten Strange 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 1 0 0
6 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Sam Anderson-Heather 0 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Donald Brighouse 0 0 0
19 Luke Romano 0 0 0
20 Peter Samu 0 0 0
21 Bryn Hall 1 0 0
22 Mitch Hunt 0 3 0
23 Braydon Ennor 0 0 0
Blues T C P
15 Matt Duffie 0 0 0
14 Melani Nanai 2 0 0
13 Michael Collins 0 0 0
12 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
11 Caleb Clarke 0 0 0
10 Stephen Perofeta 0 0 0
9 Augustine Pulu 0 0 0
1 Alex Hodgman 0 0 0
2 Matt Moulds 0 0 0
3 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
5 Ben Nee Nee 0 0 0
6 Jerome Kaino 0 0 0
7 Blake Gibson 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ross Wright 0 0 0
17 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
18 Sione Mafileo 0 0 0
19 Jacob Pierce 0 0 0
20 Murphy Taramai 0 0 0
21 Sam Nock 0 0 0
22 Bryn Gatland 0 0 0
23 Tamati Tua 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
1 Crusaders 80 63
14 Blues 44 22
Live Blog
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  • FULL-TIME: The Crusaders have defeated the Blues 54-17.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Hunt) 54-17 ... and that wraps up this final game of the regular season and for the Blues.
    80'''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Bryn Hall) 52-17
    80''
  • Blues' error count mounting as the minutes tick down.
    79''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Hunt) 47-17
    78''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Sam Whitelock) 45-17
    78''
  • A misplaced offload by Duffie gives a gift to the Crusaders well inside the Blues half.
    77''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mitch Hunt) 40-17
    75''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Bridge) 38-17
    73''
  • Crusaders with the ball get inside the Blues 22 on the run and go all the way.
    73''
  • So close! The Blues have a great run upfield but players are tackled short of the line by a scrambling Crusaders defence.
    71''
  • PENALTY BLUES - not rolling away.
    70''
  • PENALTY BLUES - joining the maul incorrectly.
    69''
  • The difference between these two teams is the Blues are working hard for every little gain they make, while the Crusaders get one sniff and capitalise on it fully.
    66''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 33-17
    66''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (George Bridge) 31-17
    64''
  • Another lineout fail as the ball is passed forward from a lineout fumble. Crusaders forcing the small errors.
    63''
  • Gatland puts the ball into touch just past the 10m line in the Crusaders half.
    62''
  • PENALTY BLUES - Hands in the ruck.
    62''
  • Kick-to-kick action as the Blues determined to keep the ball down the Crusaders end of the field.
    60''
  • The Blues have a remarkable 66 percent territory on the stats sheet despite the scoreline.
    59''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Gatland's kick off to the side.
    56''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Nanai) 26-17
    56''
  • TMO - checking the grounding in the corner.
    56''
  • Ball out wide and Nanai makes an attempt in the corner.
    56''
  • PENALTY BLUES 
    54''
  • Blues playing with a bit more confidence this half.
    54''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY! Blues 26-12 after a dominant scrum and drive to the line is rewarded by the referee.
    51''
  • Scrum Feed Blues.
    50''
  • Ball goes loose and is then knocked on by the Crusaders, so the Blues will again get an opportunity to push to the line.
    49''
  • Blues with an opportunity to get a major score on the board with the maul just 5 metres from the try line.
    47''
  • PENALTY BLUES - collapsing the maul.
    46''
  • PENALTY BLUES - hands in the ruck.
    45''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 26-5
    44''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Jack Goodhue) 24-5
    44''
  • A rolling maul sees the Crusaders almost to the try line.
    43''
  • Unfortunately the ball bobbles into touch and the Crusaders have possession at the lineout in their own half.
    42''
  • Blues have the early possession and immdeiately make a move up to the Crusaders 22.
    41''
  • The second half is underway as the Blues try to throw down a challenge to the Crusaders in this NZ derby.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: The Crusaders are leading the Blues 19-5 in what could not be called a convincing first half by the competition leaders, but an effective one nevertheless.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 19-5
    40'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Seta Tamanivalu) 17-5 ... runs the ball in under the crossbar as the hooter sounds to signal the break.
    40''
  • Crusaders make it to the Blues 22 but are making hard work of it.
    40''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Offside.
    38''
  • Again an opportunity lost as the Crusaders get the turnover.
    37''
  • Blues with the ball at the lineout just 5 metres from the try line.
    37''
  • PENALTY BLUES - Offside.
    36''
  • Scrum Feed Blues at the halfway line.
    36''
  • Handling errors are mounting for the Crusaders indicative of the pressure the Blues are applying.
    34''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Bryn Gatland's kick just veers to the left of the posts.
    32''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Melani Nanai) 12-5
    32''
  • Blues defence making the Crusaders attacking line work hard to get out of their own half.
    31''
  • While the Blues have had most of the possession in the first 30 minutes, the Crusaders still look to be in command of the game.
    30''
  • Ball chip kicked into the try area and goes dead so it's back to the 22 with the Crusaders in possession.
    28''
  • Blues kick to the corner looking to score the big points rather than taking the shot at goal option.
    27''
  • PENALTY BLUES - dangerous high tackle by Perry.
    26''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 12-0
    24''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (George Bridge) 10-0
    23''
  • Blues persist in attack for 21 phases inside the last 10 metres of their opposition territory, but then let the Crusaders grab the turnover and move upfield. Opportunity lost.
    20''
  • Blues have the lineout throw just inside the Crusaders half.
    17''
  • PENALTY BLUES - not releasing the ball.
    17''
  • Crusaders' loose pass inside the Blues 22 sees the Blues again get possession in defence.
    15''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - player unbound in the scrum.
    14''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders from the Blues knock-on at the halfway point.
    14''
  • Blues getting a lot of the possession but not using it effectively.
    12''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - not releasing the ball.
    11''
  • Not to be - turnover and clearance by the Crusaders.
    11''
  • Blues with a good opportunity with the lineout throw just 5 metres from the try line.
    10''
  • PENALTY BLUES - Tim Perry not rolling away.
    9''
  • Scrum Feed Blues.
    8''
  • Blues persisting in attack but having trouble making a dent in the Crusaders defensive line.
    6''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Richie Mo'unga slides the kick across the face of the posts. 
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Jack Goodhue) 5-0
    4''
  • Scrum feed to the Crusaders just metres from the Blues line.
    3''
  • Kick-to-kick to start the game as the players get into their rhythm.
    2''
  • Both teams are out on the park and ready to get this game underway.
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  • The Crusaders will be hard to overcome as the Blues will be trying to end a 14 year drought against the competition leaders. 
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  • Super Saturday Rugby continues in New Zealand as the Crusaders take on the Blues at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
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