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Crusaders
33
24
FT
Blues
BLU
Super Rugby
Friday 17 March 2017, 2:35am EDT

Crusaders v Blues

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  • FT
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    80'
  • TRY!Mitchell Drummond
    79'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    73'
  • TRY!Mitch Hunt
    71'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    58'
  • TRY!Ben Funnell
    56'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    51'
  • TRY!Peter Samu
    50'
  • Penalty GoalPiers Francis
    47'
  • HT
  • ConversionPiers Francis
    36'
  • TRY!George Moala
    35'
  • ConversionPiers Francis
    31'
  • TRY!Augustine Pulu
    30'
  • TRY!Manasa Mataele
    24'
  • ConversionPiers Francis
    11'
  • TRY!George Moala
    10'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
238
539
Metres
41
47
Carries
11
30
Defenders beaten
2
15
Clean breaks
111
145
Passes
3
13
Offloads
9
13
Turnovers conceded
6
4
Turnovers won
144
96
Tackles
30
11
Missed tackles
Crusaders T C P
15 David Kaetau Havili 0 0 0
14 Manasa Mataele 1 0 0
13 Sean Wainui 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 George Bridge 0 0 0
10 Mitch Hunt 1 4 0
9 Bryn Hall 0 0 0
1 Joe Moody 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
6 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
7 Jed Brown 0 0 0
8 Whetu Douglas 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ben Funnell 1 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Luke Romano 0 0 0
20 Peter Samu 1 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 1 0 0
22 Marty McKenzie 0 0 0
23 Tim Bateman 0 0 0
Blues T C P
15 Michael Collins 0 0 0
14 Matt Duffie 0 0 0
13 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
12 George Moala 2 0 0
11 Melani Nanai 0 0 0
10 Piers Francis 0 3 1
9 Augustine Pulu 1 0 0
1 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
5 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
6 Jimmy Tupou 0 0 0
7 Blake Gibson 0 0 0
8 Jerome Kaino 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Matt Moulds 0 0 0
17 Sam Prattley 0 0 0
18 Sione Mafileo 0 0 0
19 Akira Ioane 0 0 0
20 Murphy Taramai 0 0 0
21 Billy Guyton 0 0 0
22 Ihaia West 0 0 0
23 Tinoai Faiane 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
2 Crusaders 80 63
8 Blues 44 37
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  • It's all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
    80'
  • Conversion
    The Crusaders supporters go wild as Mitch Hunt successfully kicks the conversion.
    Sock
    80'
  • Try
    The pressure has finally told as Mitchell Drummond scores from close range.
    Sock
    79'
  • Blues sub Tinoai Faiane comes onto the field.
    73'
  • Michael Collins departs for Blues.
    73'
  • Murphy Taramai comes on for Blues.
    73'
  • Jerome Kaino leaves the field.
    73'
  • Billy Guyton comes on.
    73'
  • Augustine Pulu comes off.
    73'
  • Michael Alaalatoa comes on.
    73'
  • Owen Franks comes off.
    73'
  • Conversion
    The touch judges raise their flags as Mitch Hunt kicks the conversion.
    Sock
    73'
  • Owen Franks sets up the try.
    71'
  • Try
    Crusaders are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Mitch Hunt picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.
    Sock
    71'
  • Crusaders have won 60 rucks so far this game.
    70'
  • Owen Franks comes on.
    64'
  • Michael Alaalatoa comes off.
    64'
  • Whetu Douglas has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    64'
  • Piers Francis steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the left.
    63'
  • Blues have won 80 rucks so far this game.
    62'
  • Ryan Crotty has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    62'
  • Blues decide to make a substitution, with Sione Mafileo getting some game time.
    60'
  • Blues decide to make a substitution, with Ofa Tu'ungafasi being replaced.
    60'
  • Blues make a substitution with Sam Prattley coming on.
    60'
  • Blues make a substitution with Pauliasi Manu coming off.
    60'
  • Crusaders sub Whetu Douglas comes onto the field.
    60'
  • Jordan Taufua departs for Crusaders.
    60'
  • Conversion
    Mitch Hunt adds the two points for Crusaders.
    Sock
    58'
  • Try
    The Crusaders pack has powered over for Ben Funnell to score the try.
    Sock
    56'
  • Mitchell Drummond comes on for Crusaders.
    53'
  • Bryn Hall leaves the field.
    53'
  • Matt Moulds comes on.
    52'
  • James Parsons comes off.
    52'
  • Akira Ioane comes on.
    52'
  • Gerard Cowley-Tuioti comes off.
    52'
  • Luke Romano comes on.
    52'
  • Whetu Douglas comes off.
    52'
  • Crusaders decide to make a substitution, with Ben Funnell getting some game time.
    52'
  • Crusaders decide to make a substitution, with Codie Taylor being replaced.
    52'
  • Conversion
    Mitch Hunt does the business as his conversion attempt goes over.
    Sock
    51'
  • Try
    Peter Samu scores the try from close range.
    Sock
    50'
  • Penalty Goal
    Piers Francis has kicked a penalty goal.
    Sock
    47'
  • Crusaders make a substitution with Tim Bateman coming on.
    47'
  • Crusaders make a substitution with Sean Wainui coming off.
    47'
  • Trouble here as Rieko Ioane breaches the defence.
    45'
  • Blues have won 60 rucks so far this game.
    44'
  • Crusaders sub Peter Samu comes onto the field.
    44'
  • Jed Brown departs for Crusaders.
    44'
  • Sam Whitelock has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    43'
  • This is dangerous for the defence as George Moala bursts through to advance the Blues attack.
    42'
  • Jed Brown has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    41'
  • Wyatt Crockett comes on for Crusaders.
    40'
  • Joe Moody leaves the field.
    40'
  • Michael Alaalatoa comes on.
    40'
  • Owen Franks comes off.
    40'
  • The second half is underway.
    40'
  • The half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
    40+2'
  • A gap opened in the defence and George Bridge took full advantage.
    40'
  • Crusaders have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    40'
  • Blake Gibson has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    40'
  • Conversion
    Piers Francis makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
    Sock
    36'
  • Spellbinding play by Augustine Pulu is finished off with a try.
    36'
  • The defensive line has been broken as George Moala goes through the gap.
    35'
  • Try
    A stunning solo try from George Moala.
    Sock
    35'
  • Blues have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    35'
  • What a run here by Matt Duffie as he gets over the gainline!.
    34'
  • Conversion
    Piers Francis converts the try.
    Sock
    31'
  • Patrick Tuipulotu played a key part in that try.
    31'
  • Try
    A series of passes by Blues results in a try for Augustine Pulu.
    Sock
    30'
  • Patrick Tuipulotu makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
    30'
  • Fabulous play by Blues has led to Rieko Ioane being able to wriggle through a gap.
    30'
  • Mitch Hunt has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.
    26'
  • That's a great try assist by Mitch Hunt.
    24'
  • Try
    Crusaders are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Manasa Mataele touching down.
    Sock
    24'
  • Crusaders have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    24'
  • Trouble here as Rieko Ioane breaches the defence.
    14'
  • This is dangerous for the defence as Melani Nanai bursts through to advance the Blues attack.
    12'
  • Blues have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    12'
  • Conversion
    Piers Francis has kicked a conversion.
    Sock
    11'
  • Matt Duffie sets up the try.
    10'
  • Try
    Great hands by Blues leads to a try for George Moala.
    Sock
    10'
  • A gap opened in the defence and Augustine Pulu took full advantage.
    10'
  • The defensive line has been broken as Gerard Cowley-Tuioti goes through the gap.
    10'
  • We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.
    0'

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