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Highlanders
27
30
FT
Crusaders
CRU
Super Rugby
Saturday 04 March 2017, 1:35am EST

Highlanders v Crusaders

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  • FT
  • TRY!Seta Tamanivalu
    77'
  • ConversionMarty McKenzie
    75'
  • TRY!Whetu Douglas
    75'
  • Yellow CardMalakai Fekitoa
    72'
  • TRY!David Kaetau Havili
    65'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    53'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    53'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    47'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    45'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    42'
  • HT
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    36'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    34'
  • Penalty GoalMitch Hunt
    29'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    27'
  • TRY!Gareth Evans
    26'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    21'
  • Penalty GoalMitch Hunt
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
262
643
Metres
18
48
Carries
11
20
Defenders beaten
6
12
Clean breaks
64
228
Passes
6
16
Offloads
15
19
Turnovers conceded
4
5
Turnovers won
137
39
Tackles
20
11
Missed tackles
Highlanders T C P
15 Richard Buckman 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 2 0 0
13 Malakai Fekitoa 0 0 0
12 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 0 3 2
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Siua Halanukonuka 0 0 0
4 Alex Ainley 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Liam Squire 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Sekonaia Pole 0 0 0
17 Craig Millar 0 0 0
18 Siate Tokolahi 0 0 0
19 Joseph Wheeler 0 0 0
20 Gareth Evans 1 0 0
21 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
22 Fletcher Smith 0 0 0
23 Patrick Osborne 0 0 0
Crusaders T C P
15 David Kaetau Havili 1 0 0
14 Israel Dagg 0 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 Seta Tamanivalu 1 0 0
10 Mitch Hunt 0 0 2
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 Matt Todd 0 0 0
8 Whetu Douglas 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ben Funnell 0 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Luke Romano 0 0 0
20 Jed Brown 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Marty McKenzie 0 1 0
23 George Bridge 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
5 Highlanders 54 51
2 Crusaders 80 63
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  • It's all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
    80'
  • Marty McKenzie curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.
    79'
  • Liam Squire has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    79'
  • Highlanders sub Fletcher Smith comes onto the field.
    79'
  • Lima Sopoaga departs for Highlanders.
    79'
  • What a run here by Whetu Douglas as he gets over the gainline!.
    78'
  • Whetu Douglas sets up the try.
    78'
  • Try
    Incisive passing by Crusaders is finished off by Seta Tamanivalu, as he goes over for the try.
    Sock
    77'
  • Siate Tokolahi has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    77'
  • Crusaders have won 100 rucks so far this game.
    76'
  • Lima Sopoaga has an attempt on goal with a drop kick, but it falls well short.
    76'
  • Sekonaia Pole comes on for Highlanders.
    76'
  • Liam Coltman leaves the field.
    76'
  • Conversion
    Marty McKenzie does the business as his conversion attempt goes over.
    Sock
    75'
  • Israel Dagg sets up the try.
    75'
  • Try
    Silky skills by Crusaders ends with a try for Whetu Douglas.
    Sock
    75'
  • Israel Dagg comes on.
    72'
  • David Kaetau Havili comes off.
    72'
  • Yellow Card
    Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders) is shown a yellow card.
    Sock
    72'
  • David Kaetau Havili makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
    71'
  • Crusaders have won 80 rucks so far this game.
    71'
  • Alex Ainley has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    70'
  • Liam Coltman has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    70'
  • Patrick Osborne comes on.
    69'
  • Waisake Naholo comes off.
    69'
  • Kayne Hammington comes on.
    69'
  • Aaron Smith comes off.
    69'
  • Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Joseph Wheeler getting some game time.
    67'
  • Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Thomas Franklin being replaced.
    67'
  • Marty McKenzie has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.
    66'
  • Fabulous play by Crusaders has led to David Kaetau Havili being able to wriggle through a gap.
    65'
  • Spellbinding play by Seta Tamanivalu is finished off with a try.
    65'
  • Try
    A wonderful passing move by Crusaders is finished off by David Kaetau Havili.
    Sock
    65'
  • Crusaders make a substitution with Marty McKenzie coming on.
    62'
  • Crusaders make a substitution with Mitch Hunt coming off.
    62'
  • Crusaders sub George Bridge comes onto the field.
    62'
  • Israel Dagg departs for Crusaders.
    62'
  • Ben Funnell comes on for Crusaders.
    60'
  • Codie Taylor leaves the field.
    60'
  • Craig Millar comes on.
    60'
  • Dan Lienert-Brown comes off.
    60'
  • Trouble here as Codie Taylor breaches the defence.
    59'
  • Highlanders have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    58'
  • Gareth Evans has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    56'
  • Crusaders have won 60 rucks so far this game.
    54'
  • Luke Romano comes on.
    54'
  • Scott Barrett comes off.
    54'
  • Crusaders put the pressure on with this scrum and it has paid off as they are awarded a penalty try.
    53'
  • The referee awards a penalty try to Crusaders.
    53'
  • Surely there's going to be a try here - but no!!! Malakai Fekitoa saves the day with a real try saver of a tackle.
    52'
  • Try saving tackle made by Thomas Franklin.
    51'
  • What a tackle there by Malakai Fekitoa as he saves a certain try!.
    51'
  • This is dangerous for the defence as Jack Goodhue bursts through to advance the Crusaders attack.
    50'
  • Mitchell Drummond comes on.
    47'
  • Bryn Hall comes off.
    47'
  • Conversion
    Lima Sopoaga makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
    Sock
    47'
  • Malakai Fekitoa played a key part in that try.
    46'
  • A gap opened in the defence and Waisake Naholo took full advantage.
    46'
  • Crusaders decide to make a substitution, with Jed Brown getting some game time.
    45'
  • Crusaders decide to make a substitution, with Jordan Taufua being replaced.
    45'
  • Try
    A series of passes by Highlanders results in a try for Waisake Naholo.
    Sock
    45'
  • Penalty Goal
    Lima Sopoaga does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.
    Sock
    42'
  • Crusaders make a substitution with Michael Alaalatoa coming on.
    40'
  • Crusaders make a substitution with Owen Franks coming off.
    40'
  • Crusaders sub Wyatt Crockett comes onto the field.
    40'
  • Joe Moody departs for Crusaders.
    40'
  • The second half is underway.
    40'
  • The half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
    40'
  • Siate Tokolahi comes on for Highlanders.
    36'
  • Siua Halanukonuka leaves the field.
    36'
  • Conversion
    Lima Sopoaga converts the try.
    Sock
    36'
  • That's a great try assist by Aaron Smith.
    35'
  • Try
    The kick through from Highlanders has allowed Waisake Naholo to touch down.
    Sock
    34'
  • Crusaders have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    32'
  • Penalty Goal
    Mitch Hunt makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.
    Sock
    29'
  • Conversion
    Lima Sopoaga has kicked a conversion.
    Sock
    27'
  • The defensive line has been broken as Gareth Evans goes through the gap.
    27'
  • Waisake Naholo sets up the try.
    26'
  • Try
    Great hands by Highlanders leads to a try for Gareth Evans.
    Sock
    26'
  • Lima Sopoaga steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.
    24'
  • Penalty Goal
    Lima Sopoaga kicks the penalty.
    Sock
    21'
  • Crusaders have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    9'
  • Penalty Goal
    Mitch Hunt has kicked a penalty goal.
    Sock
    4'
  • Gareth Evans comes on.
    1'
  • James Lentjes comes off.
    1'
  • Oh what a hit by Liam Squire, stopping the ball carrier in his tracks!!!!.
    0'
  • We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.
    0'

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