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CRU
Crusaders
43
17
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 12 April 2019, 3:35am EDT

Crusaders v Highlanders

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Yellow CardBen Funnell
    79'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    76'
  • TRY!Will Jordan
    75'
  • ConversionBryn Gatland
    73'
  • TRY!Josh Ioane
    73'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    69'
  • TRY!Mitchell Drummond
    68'
  • TRY!Sevu Reece
    56'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    51'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    51'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    47'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    42'
  • TRY!David Havili
    41'
  • HT
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    27'
  • TRY!Braydon Ennor
    25'
  • Penalty GoalJosh Ioane
    11'
  • ConversionJosh Ioane
    3'
  • TRY!Ben Smith
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
492
371
Metres
35
36
Carries
36
28
Defenders beaten
22
10
Clean breaks
175
126
Passes
19
9
Offloads
13
22
Turnovers conceded
10
4
Turnovers won
131
116
Tackles
28
36
Missed tackles
Crusaders T C P
15 David Havili 1 0 0
14 Sevu Reece 1 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 Braydon Ennor 1 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 0 3 1
9 Bryn Hall 0 0 0
1 Joe Moody 0 0 0
2 Andrew Makalio 0 0 0
3 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
6 Whetu Douglas 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ben Funnell 0 0 0
17 Harrison Allan 0 0 0
18 Oli Jager 0 0 0
19 Quinten Strange 0 0 0
20 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 1 0 0
22 Mitch Hunt 0 1 0
23 Will Jordan 1 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 1 0 0
14 Matt Faddes 0 0 0
13 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Josh Ioane 1 1 1
9 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
4 Paripari Parkinson 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
17 Ayden Johnstone 0 0 0
18 Siate Tokolahi 0 0 0
19 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
20 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
21 Folau Fakatava 0 0 0
22 Bryn Gatland 0 1 0
23 Sio Tomkinson 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
1 Crusaders 76 34
13 Highlanders 53 18
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  • FULL-TIME: Crusaders defeat the Highlanders 43-17.
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  • That's all folks as the ball is put into touch after a Crusaders turnover.
    80'''
  • Final siren has sounded but the referee is more concerned about the penalty count.
    80'''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD CRUSADERS - too many penalties.
    80'''
  • The Crusaders for all their attacking play have 10 to 1 in second half penalties.
    80''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Sam Whitelock woith his hands in the ruck.
    79''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    79''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mitch Hunt) 43-17
    77''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Will Jordan) 41 -17 ... Jordan's burst of speed comes into effect as he finds a gap in the Highlanders defence.
    76''
  • Ball lost, Crusaders in attacking in the opposition half.
    76''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - high tackle.
    75''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Bryn Gatland) 36-17
    74''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Ioane) 36-15
    74''
  • Another poor lineout throw deep in their attacking zone undermines any advantage for the Highlanders.
    73''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    72''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 36-10
    70''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Mitchell Drummond) 34-10 ... great run up the sideline by Reece and then a brilliant offload under tackle pressure to Drummond.
    69''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - front row collapsing.
    66''
  • Great intercept by Sio Tomkinson but then he fumbles the ball forward.
    65''
  • Poor lineout throw lets Crusaders off the hook and the chance to go into attack.
    64''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Hands in the ruck.
    63''
  • Crusaders get possession and clear downfield.
    62''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside against Scott Barrett.
    62''
  • Highlanders just five metres from the try line with the lineout throw.
    61''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside.
    60''
  • Highlanders looking to respond quickly.
    60''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Richie Mo'unga misses his target this time.
    59''
  • Crusaders have gone up a gear as most expected they would.
    58''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Sevu Reece) 29-10 ... frustrating result of that passage of play for the Highlanders as the ball changed hands several times but the Crusaders held their composure in attack.
    57''
  • Highlanders get inside the opposirtion22 with some good attacking phase play but then the Crusaders take the turnover.
    56''
  • Crusaders with the initial momentum of the second half causing five early handling errors from the Highlanders.
    54''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY! Crusaders 24-10
    52''
  • Ball ends up loose in the end zone so Crusaders have a 5m scrum.
    50''
  • SUB HIGHLANDERS: Lienert-Brown and Parkinson OFF; Johnstone and Dickson ON.
    49''
  • Ioane's restart kick is out on the full.
    48''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 17-10
    48''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - front row collapsing.
    47''
  • Ben Smith saves a certain Mo'unga try from a chip and chase.
    45''
  • Determined attack from the Highlanders comes to nothing as they cough up a turnover.
    45''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Mo'unga) 14-10
    43''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (David Havili) 12-10
    42''
  • Goodhue with a massive early run up the middle to the 22.
    42''
  • Richie Mo'unga with the restart.
    41''
  • Teams are back out for the second half.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: The Highlanders lead the Crusaders 10-7 in this southern derby. The Highlanders are playing with real pace and determination, so the second half should be a cracker as the Crusaders are not used to losing at home.
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  • Turnovers and some exciting attacking runs all comes to nothing and the referee ends proceedings.
    40'+3''
  • Turnover and the Highlanders are on the attack in opposition territory.
    40'+2''
  • Liam Coltman's lineout throw not straight so the Crusaders get a reprieve deep in defence as the siren sounds.
    40''
  • Highlanders make the break and get within 10 metres of the try line but great work by Makalio to bundle the attack into touch.
    39''
  • Hugely messy and frantic scrum ... and out if a knock-on is awarded to the Highlanders just inside the Crusaders half.
    37''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS 
    36''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not releasing the ball.
    34''
  • Crusaders inside the 22.
    34''
  • SUB HIGHLANDERS: Matt Faddes has had to come OFF after that massive run looking like he's aggravated a knee problem. Sio Tomkinson ON.
    32''
  • Ioane drops a sitter and the knock-on is paid in favour of the Crusaders.
    32''
  • Huge run from Matt Faddes but he's caught at the Crusaders 22m line and the ball is turned over.
    29''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Crusaders (Richie Mo'unga) 7-10
    27''
  • Try
    TRY! Crusaders (Braydon Ennor) 5-10 ... lovely pass out wide on the run with space for Ennor to run to the line.
    26''
  • High kick from Hammington is brilliantly taken by Havili.
    25''
  • Ioane puts it into touch at the halfway point.
    24''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside.
    23''
  • Crusaders on the charge from the halfway line.
    22''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Obstruction.
    21''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Paripari Parkinson penalised for kicking the ball in the pack.
    19''
  • Crusaders regain possession and go deep into opposition territory with a long kick but Ben Smith is on the job in defence. Big kick to clear back to halfway.
    18''
  • It's becoming a theme ... Crusaders knock-on again just inside their own half, trying to get some attacking momentum going.
    16''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Ryan Crotty pinged for a dangerous high tackle.
    15''
  • And yet another knock-on by the Crusaders in the pack.
    14''
  • Rolling maul on the move inside 10 metres.
    14''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - Offside.
    13''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Ioane) 0-10 ... Ben Smith had no hestitation in pointing to the posts after that penalty.
    12''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside.
    11''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Crusaders front row angling in.
    9''
  • Highlanders get possession in their own half again from a Crusaders knock-on.
    8''
  • Crusaders with some loose early passes.
    8''
  • Ioane clears to the halfway line.
    6''
  • Knock-on by the Crusaders as they were closing in on the final ten metres to the try line let's the Highlanders off the hook.
    4''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Josh Ioane) 0-7
    3''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Ben Smith) 0-5 ... and the man of the moment gets the first score in his 150th. 
    3''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    2''
  • We're underway with the Crusaders having first possession in attack.
    1''
  • The teams are on the field with Ben Smith being roundly applauded as the last man to run out - respect from all sides.
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  • But with this match seeing Highlanders' veteran Ben Smith reaching his 150th game milestone, the visitors might be hoping to defy expectations.
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  • The Crusaders go in as clear favorites with six wins under their belts for the season so far, while the Highlanders have just two.
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  • Super Rugby Round 9 kicks off with the Crusaders hosting the Highlanders at Christchurch Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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