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Crusaders
45
22
Full Time
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 06 July 2018, 3:35am EDT

Crusaders v Highlanders

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    73'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    69'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    68'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    62'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    45'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    43'
  • TRY!Richie Mo'unga
    42'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    40+2'
  • HT
  • TRY!Scott Barrett
    40'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    35'
  • TRY!Ben Smith
    34'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    29'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    23'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    20'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    18'
  • TRY!Tyrel Lomax
    18'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    14'
  • TRY!David Kaetau Havili
    13'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
607
389
Metres
47
32
Carries
24
22
Defenders beaten
23
10
Clean breaks
178
107
Passes
12
8
Offloads
18
14
Turnovers conceded
6
6
Turnovers won
76
144
Tackles
22
24
Missed tackles
Crusaders T C P
15 David Kaetau Havili 1 0 0
14 Seta Tamanivalu 0 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 George Bridge 2 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 1 4 4
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 1 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Quinten Strange 0 0 0
20 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Mitch Hunt 0 0 0
23 Manasa Mataele 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 1 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
13 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Richard Buckman 0 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 0 2 1
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Aki Seiuli 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 1 0 0
4 Paripari Parkinson 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Liam Squire 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
17 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
18 Guy Millar 0 0 0
19 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
20 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
21 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
22 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
23 Josh Ioane 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
1 Crusaders 63
6 Highlanders 44
Live Blog
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  • FULL-TIME: Crusaders defeat the Highlanders 45-22 in a game where the Highlanders tried to stay in touch on the scoreboard but the Crusaders ultimately had little trouble in moving up a gear after the break.
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  • Final whistle blows.
    80'+2''
  • No let up for the Highlanders as the Crusaders' defence remains relentless.
    80'''
  • Scrum resets as the final hooter sounds.
    80'''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    80''
  • Higfhlanders looking desperate to reduce the margin before the final hooter.
    79''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    77''
  • Class showing to the fore in the final minutes as the Crusaders get another break upfield and almost make it to the try line - except for the determination of Ben Smith on the chase tackling Manasa Mataele a metre short  and forcing the knock-on.
    75''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 45-22
    74''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Offside.
    72''
  • Into the final ten minutes and the Crusaders may well have just sealed their victory.
    71''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 42-22
    70''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (George Bridge) 40-22
    69''
  • Turnover and the Crusaders take possession inside the opposition 22.
    69''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    68''
  • And another handling error right in front of the posts and the Highlanders again with a sigh.
    66''
  • Break! Crusaders get to within a metre of the try line.
    66''
  • Highlanders have the lineout throw at the midway point.
    65''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 35-22
    63''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - tackler not releasing and kicking the ball away.
    62''
  • SCRUM FEED CRUSADERS
    59''
  • Sopoaga's pass is loose and the Crusaders take possession at the halfway line.
    59''
  • Knock on by Aaron Smith and the Crusaders have possession and kick to touch downfield going on the attack again.
    56''
  • Crusaders lineout throw close to the halfway line.
    55''
  • With another change in possession this game has entered a somewhat scrappy period of play early in the second half.
    53''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Turnover play with hands in the ruck
    52''
  • Highlanders commit the same sin in their own half and the Crusaders will get the scrum feed.
    51''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    49''
  • Crusaders drop the ball forward and are stopped in their forward attack - much to the relief of the Highlanders.
    48''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - Sopoaga's kick again slides to the left of the posts.
    47''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Waisake Naholo) 32-22
    46''
  • And the Highlanders hit back in kind!
    46''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 32-17
    44''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 30-17
    43''
  • Crusaders make a massive break and Richie Mo'unga races up the field chasing his own chip kick to the line.
    43''
  • And... the ball is fumbled on the way to a possible score so momentum is stopped.
    42''
  • Highlanders with early possession move well into the Crusaders half on the attack, keen to close the margin.
    41''
  • The teams have returned to the field for the second half and the Highlanders get the action underway with the restart.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: Crusaders lead the Highlanders 25-17.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 25-17
    40'+3''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Scott Barrett) 23-17 
    40'+2''
  • Hooter sounds as the Crusaders still pressing forward on the Highlanders 10m line.
    40'''
  • Closing in on half-time and this half has balanced out nicely to make a real contest between these two teams when the Crusaders were looking to be taking command in the early stages.
    39''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS
    38''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 18-17
    37''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Ben Smith) 18-15
    36''
  • Break mid-field by Sopoaga sees him run almost to the line, with a last metre offload to Ben Smith who runs over for a major score.
    35''
  • Highlanders secure the turnover from the maul and again can breathe a sigh having stopped the Crusaders march forward.
    34''
  • All hands on deck inside the HIghlanders 22 as the ball is taken into touch and the Crusaders surge forward is stemmed.
    33''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 18-10
    30''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - foul play, tackling the player off the ball.
    29''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not the releasing the ball and the Crusaders plot foiled.
    28''
  • Crusaders looking to put scoring pressure on the Highlanders with a look to get across the line instead of taking a kick for goal as an option.
    27''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - front row collapsing.
    26''
  • SCRUM FEED CRUSADERS
    26''
  • High kick down field is fumbled by Sopoaga and bounces into touch as the whistle blows for a knock forward.
    25''
  • The Highlanders are managing to stay in touch on the scoreboard despite looking less than convincing on the field.
    25''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 15-10
    24''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - entering the tackle zone incorrectly.
    24''
  • Highlanders attack takes them to the opposition 22.
    23''
  • Turnover has the Crusaders with possession again but still in their own half.
    21''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 15-7
    20''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Luke Whitelock offside at the kick.
    20''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 12-7
    19''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Tyrel Lomax) 12-5
    19''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Crockett pinged for collapsing the front row.
    18''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    18''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - not rolling away.
    16''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 12-0
    15''
  • TMO - potential knock-on being checked prior to the try. No problems - Try stands.
    15''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (David Havili) 10-0
    14''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - player leaving his feet.
    13''
  • Highlanders get possession back in their own half and are heading for the halfway line.
    13''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - front row collapsing and the Crusaders finally earn a reprieve and a valuable opportunity for the Highlanders goes begging.
    12''
  • Crusaders being reminded about the mounting early penalty count.
    11''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside by Ryan Crotty.
    10''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    10''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - collapsed maul.
    9''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside.
    8''
  • Knock-on by the Crusaders and the Highlanders are on the attack inside the opposition 22.
    8''
  • SUBSTITUTION - Wyatt Crockett is on! Earlier than expected but Joe Moody has had to leave the field with an injury.
    7''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not releasing.
    6''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - Richgie Mo'unga slides the ball to the left of the posts.
    4''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (George Bridge) 5-0 ... first score on the board after 18 phases of pressure following the early turnover from the HIghlanders.
    3''
  • Crusaders have the initial possession and are driving forward fast.
    2''
  • And the action is underway as the Crusaders take the kickoff.
    1''
  • In an outstanding gesture, the venue for tonight's match in Christchurch has been renamed the 'Wyatt Crockett' Stadium and the crowd erupts as the great man leads the players onto the field accompanied by his two young sons.
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  • The Highlanders will have all the work to do against the title favourites, especially after last week's loss in Suva to the Chiefs, which saw them blitzed in the first half to the tune of 42 points before themselves getting on the board after the break managing to regain a small amouont of pride but little else.
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  • This match takes on a special focus as it is a major milestone for the Crusaders' veteran Wyatt Crockett who notches up game number 200 - the first player ever to achieve this in Super Rugby.
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  • Super Rugby Week 18 kicks off tonight in Christchurch, New Zealand as the Crusaders take on the Highlanders.
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