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Crusaders
45
23
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Chiefs
CHI
Super Rugby
Saturday 24 February 2018, 1:35am EST

Crusaders v Chiefs

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  • FT
  • TRY!Manasa Mataele
    76'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    75'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    74'
  • Yellow CardLachlan Boshier
    70'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    70'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    66'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    62'
  • TRY!Sam Whitelock
    61'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    56'
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Solomona Alaimalo
    40'
  • Yellow CardMichael Alaalatoa
    34'
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    33'
  • TRY!Sam Cane
    32'
  • ConversionDavid Kaetau Havili
    30'
  • TRY!Jordan Taufua
    29'
  • Yellow CardRichie Mo'unga
    19'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    17'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    13'
  • TRY!Richie Mo'unga
    12'
  • TRY!Matt Todd
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
354
448
Metres
44
45
Carries
14
29
Defenders beaten
8
13
Clean breaks
116
179
Passes
11
13
Offloads
10
17
Turnovers conceded
5
4
Turnovers won
127
100
Tackles
29
14
Missed tackles
Crusaders T C P
15 David Kaetau Havili 0 1 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 1 3 0
9 Bryn Hall 0 0 0
1 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Luke Romano 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 1 0 0
6 Peter Samu 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 1 0 0
8 Jordan Taufua 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ben Funnell 0 0 0
17 Chris King 0 0 0
18 Oli Jager 0 0 0
19 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
20 Billy Harmon 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Mitch Hunt 0 0 0
23 Manasa Mataele 1 0 0
Chiefs T C P
15 Charlie Ngatai 0 0 0
14 Shaun Stevenson 0 0 0
13 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
12 Jonathan Faauli 0 0 0
11 Solomona Alaimalo 1 0 0
10 Damian McKenzie 0 2 3
9 Brad Weber 0 0 0
1 Aidan Ross 0 0 0
2 Nathan Harris 0 0 0
3 Nepo Laulala 0 0 0
4 Brodie Retallick 0 0 0
5 Dominic Bird 0 0 0
6 Mitchell Brown 0 0 0
7 Sam Cane 1 0 0
8 Taleni Seu 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Liam Polwart 0 0 0
17 Atunaisa Moli 0 0 0
18 Angus Taavao-Matau 0 0 0
19 Liam Messam 0 0 0
20 Lachlan Boshier 0 0 0
21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 0 0 0
22 Marty McKenzie 0 0 0
23 Sean Wainui 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
1 Crusaders 80 63
3 Chiefs 64 49
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  • FULL-TIME: Crusaders defeat the Chiefs 45-23 after a dominant second half performance.
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  • Crusaders get possession and kick to touch to bring the game to an end after a four try second half.
    80'''
  • Siren has sounded
    80'''
  • SCRUM FEED CHIEFS
    80''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS
    79''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - Hunt with the kick this time but leaves it short.
    78''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - Manasa Mataele runs to the line after grabbing the ball mid-pass.
    78''
  • Another intercept from a Chiefs' pass and it's another try to the home team.
    77''
  • Chiefs with the ball inside their own 22
    77''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Mo'unga kicks well to make it a 17 point lead 40-23.
    76''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - George Bridge almost certainly seals the win for the Crusaders with a try form an intercept.
    76''
  • Chiefs with the ball but there's an intercept and Bridge heads to the line for the Crusaders.
    75''
  • Marty McKenzie goes off for an HIA
    74''
  • Crusaders kick long but a Chiefs player goes down with an accidental knock to the head while contesting the ball on the ground.
    74''
  • SCORE UPDATE - Crusaders lead the Chiefs 33-23
    74''
  • SCRUM FEED CHIEFS - Chiefs with possession at the halfway line
    73''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD - sin bin for tackler Lachlan Boshier to compound the pain of the penalty try against the Chiefs.
    72''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - penalty try awarded as Crotty was deemed to be in the process of scoring when tackled.
    72''
  • TMO DECISION - High tackle on Crotty as he heads to the corner but no swinging arm and low position.
    71''
  • Crotty tries to get the ball down in the corner but he's in touch.
    71''
  • Lineout is good for the Crusaders and there is a maul in play.
    71''
  • Kick to the corner and the Crusaders are going to try this plan again.
    71''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - dangerous tackle
    70''
  • Advantage being played for high tackle in midfield.
    70''
  • Poor throw in gives the Chiefs possession and McKenzie kicks to clear.
    69''
  • Lineout just 5 metres out.
    69''
  • Crusaders kick to the corner inside the opposition 22
    68''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - not releasing the ball
    68''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL - McKenzie turns it into a 3-point ball game with a 48m kick through the goal posts.
    67''
  • Damian McKenzie lines up the kick for goal from the halfway line.
    66''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS - offside by Billy Harmon
    65''
  • Chiefs with the ball and McKenzie runs it up the sideline to the halfway point.
    65''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Richie Mo'unga consolidates the lead which is now just six points. 26-20
    63''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - Sam Whitelock stretches for the line under tackle pressure
    62''
  • SCRUM FEED CRUSADERS
    61''
  • Knock on by Chiefs
    61''
  • Chiefs get the ball from the throw in.
    60''
  • McKenzie kicks to touch at the halfway line
    59''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS
    59''
  • Crusaders work the ball to the 22
    59''
  • Crusaders with the ball at the halfway line
    57''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL - McKenzie kicks the ball through the posts to put the Chiefs in the lead 20-19.
    56''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS 
    55''
  • Crusaders take the ball quickly
    55''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Chiefs player off his feet in the contest
    55''
  • Turnover to Chiefs as Mo'unga loses the ball in a heavy tackle.
    54''
  • SCRUM FEED CRUSADERS 
    54''
  • Ball is lost with two knock ons. 
    52''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS
    51''
  • Strong scrum work by the Crusaders sees a penalty awarded their way.
    50''
  • SCRUM FEED CHIEFS - within 5 metres of the try line.
    50''
  • Chiefs driving to the line putting the Crusaders' defence under a lot of pressure.
    50''
  • Chiefs win the ball from the throw in
    49''
  • Lineout to Crusaders
    48''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS -  front row angling in
    47''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - knock on
    47''
  • SCRUM FEED CHIEFS
    47''
  • Knock on by the Crusaders
    45''
  • Finally a kick to clear down field and the Chiefs get possession for their chance to attack.
    45''
  • Ball loose and into Crusaders' hands inside their own 22.
    44''
  • Chiefs at the Crusaders' 10m line and into attack.
    43''
  • McKenzie kicks down field to touch
    42''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS 
    42''
  • Crusaders with possession at the Chiefs 10m line 
    42''
  • Crusaders with the kick off to get the second half action underway.
    41''
  • Can the Chiefs keep the momentum going in the second half and challenge the Crusaders all the way to the final siren at home? 
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  • HALF-TIME: Crusaders lead the Chiefs 19-17 after a big final 15 minutes from the visitors to make this a close contest. 
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - McKenzie puts the ball between the posts and the teams run off for the break.
    40'+2''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS - Solomon Alaimalo gets through the defence line of the Crusaders to dot the ball down.
    40'''
  • Another advantage in play for a high tackle.
    40''
  • Still playing advantage for the Chiefs
    40''
  • Scrum collapses so ref calls advantage
    39''
  • SCRUM FEED CHIEFS
    39''
  • Chiefs choose to take the scrum on the 22m line
    39''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS - offside
    38''
  • Chiefs on the attack again at the Crusaders 22m line.
    38''
  • Mo'unga is back on the field and kicks to touch.
    37''
  • Crusaders now with possession in the last lines of defence.
    37''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD CRUSADERS - Ala'alatoa is in the bin for ten.
    36''
  • TMO DECISION - swinging arm with direct contact to the head but the opposition player is ducking, so just a yellow.
    35''
  • McKenzie prepares to kick to touch but the whistle blows as the TMO wants a look.
    35''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS - high tackle
    35''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Damian McKenzie lines up the kick and puts it through for the extra two.
    34''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS - Sam Cane runs to the line and puts the ball down.
    33''
  • Chiefs get a run up field
    33''
  • SCORE UPDATE:  Crusaders leading the Chiefs 19-3
    32''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Havili has no trouble with the breeze this time and gets the extra three.
    32''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - Jordan Taufua runs over the line for the host's third try.
    31''
  • Crusaders bring the ball out of the lineout and are in attack within 10m of the try line.
    29''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS 
    28''
  • MISSED PENALTY - the ball has fallen off the tee as the kick is made and skews off to the right. Bad luck there!
    27''
  • David Havili lines up the kick for goal.
    27''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - blocking by the Chiefs
    26''
  • Inside the 22 for the Crusaders, lineout throw goes astray and Chiefs have possession.
    25''
  • Crusaders driving a rolling maul but the ball comes out.
    25''
  • Crusaders with possession for the lineout throw in just past the halfway line.
    24''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Brodie Retallick pinged for using his shoulder off the ball.
    23''
  • Strong defence by the Crusaders sees a turnover.
    23''
  • Chiefs within two metres of the try line
    22''
  • SCRUM FEED CHIEFS
    22''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS 
    22''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD - Richie Mo'unga sent off for foul play
    21''
  • Alaimalo with a strong run up the wing but the ball is lost in the tackle.
    19''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL: Damian McKenzie puts the three on the board from close in front. Crusaders lead 12-3.
    18''
  • McKenzie looks to take the kick for goal.
    18''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS - offside by Crusaders close to the 10m line.
    17''
  • Penalty advantage for offside against the Crusaders in play
    17''
  • Chiefs looking to drive in the maul and then go into attack inside the 22.
    16''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS - player leaving his feet
    16''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Mo'unga converts his own try and the Crusaders move further ahead to take a 12-0 lead.
    14''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - Mo'unga
    14''
  • TMO DECISION - no knock on so try stands.
    14''
  • Ball goes loose and Richie Mo'unga chases the ball across the line for an apparent try.
    14''
  • PENALTY CHIEFS - losing shape; Crockett penalised
    12''
  • Scrum reset
    11''
  • SCRUM FEED CRUSADERS 
    11''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - knock on as the Chiefs seem to be having trouble settling into the game.
    10''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - Richie Mo'unga's kick hits the post so the Crusdaers lead 5-0 over the Chiefs.
    7''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - the pack falls over the line and Matt Todd gets the try.
    5''
  • Crusaders with possession within 10m of scoring. 
    5''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - late tackle by McKenzie.
    4''
  • Throw in not straight and so Crusaders get possession again in the scrum feed.
    3''
  • Crusaders again clear with a kick to touch. Lineout at the 22 in the Crusaders half.
    2''
  • SCRUM FEED CRUSADERS
    2''
  • Huge burst by the Chiefs to get within five metres of the try line - Damian McKenzie making his presence felt early.
    1''
  • Ball kicked back up field and into touch by Mo'unga
    1''
  • Chiefs with the kickoff to get the match underway as referee Ben O'Keefe blows his whistle to start the clock.
    1''
  • It's a cool, overcast evening in Christchurch and the Crusaders will be looking to continue their domination at home. 
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  • All eyes will be on Damian McKenzie as the Chiefs new #10 - moving from his regular position as an established fullback.
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  • Super Saturday continues as we move to New Zealand where the Crusaders take on the Chiefs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
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