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Lions
8
14
FT
Crusaders
CRU
Super Rugby
Sunday 01 April 2018, 8:30am EDT

Lions v Crusaders

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalElton Jantjies
    76'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    53'
  • TRY!Jack Goodhue
    52'
  • ConversionMitch Hunt
    50'
  • TRY!Sam Whitelock
    49'
  • HT
  • TRY!Michael Tambwe
    13'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
452
492
Metres
43
49
Carries
18
31
Defenders beaten
7
10
Clean breaks
108
157
Passes
4
9
Offloads
15
15
Turnovers conceded
7
7
Turnovers won
125
110
Tackles
31
18
Missed tackles
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Sylvian Mahuza 0 0 0
13 Lionel Mapoe 0 0 0
12 Harold Vorster 0 0 0
11 Michael Tambwe 1 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 0 1
9 Dillon Smit 0 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Ruan Dreyer 0 0 0
4 Andries Ferreira 0 0 0
5 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
6 Kwagga Smith 0 0 0
7 Cyle Brink 0 0 0
8 Hacjivah Dayimani 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Corne Fourie 0 0 0
17 Jacques Van Rooyen 0 0 0
18 Jacobie Adriaanse 0 0 0
19 Lourens Erasmus 0 0 0
20 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
21 Marnus Schoeman 0 0 0
22 Howard Mnisi 0 0 0
23 Shaun Reynolds 0 0 0
Crusaders T C P
15 David Kaetau Havili 0 0 0
14 Seta Tamanivalu 0 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 1 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 George Bridge 0 0 0
10 Mitch Hunt 0 2 0
9 Bryn Hall 0 0 0
1 Tim Perry 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Michael Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 1 0 0
6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis 0 0 0
7 Matt Todd 0 0 0
8 Jordan Taufua 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ben Funnell 0 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Chris King 0 0 0
19 Quinten Strange 0 0 0
20 Tom Sanders 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Mike Delany 0 0 0
23 Manasa Mataele 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
4 Lions 63 46
1 Crusaders 80 63
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  • FULL-TIME: Crusaders defeat the Lions 14-8 in a low scoring affair that saw errors from both sides and opportunities gone begging as a result.
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  • Hooter sounds and the Crusaders kick the ball into touch as the crowd voices its disapproval of both the result and some of the adjudicating.
    80''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders close to midfield.
    80''
  • Turnover to the Crusaders which could mark the end of the Lions' hopes in this game with just over a minute remaining.
    79''
  • PENALTY LIONS - lineout only for the Lions
    78''
  • TMO - checking for contact in the air by the Crusaders player as  Lions player went up for the ball.
    78''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL - Jantjies kicks from close in front to add an extra three points to the Lions score, now trailing 8-14.
    77''
  • PENALTY LIONS - offside
    76''
  • Lions up to 20 phases and just two metres from the try line in a determined effort to score major points.
    76''
  • Lions pushing to the line with some good 'pick and go' play.
    75''
  • PENALTY LIONS - offside
    74''
  • Ball handling errors continue - now for the Lions - and the Crusaders have the scrum feed 10 metres inside their own half.
    73''
  • PENALTY LIONS - Jantjies kicks to touch from deep in their own half.
    72''
  • Into the final ten minutes of the game and the Crusaders look to be in control. Fortunes having reversed from the first half, now the Lions are failing to capitalise on opportunities when they come.
    71''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders on the halfway line.
    70''
  • SUBSTITUTION CRUSADERS - Barrett OFF; Strange ON.
    69''
  • SUBSTITUTION CRUSADERS - Ala'alatoa OFF; King ON.
    67''
  • NO TRY - try saving tackle saw Mataele's foot taken over the touch line on the way to the try line.
    66''
  • TMO - On field decision is Try but sideline touch needs checking.
    66''
  • PENALTY LIONS - the kick does not find touch and the Crusaders get the ball.
    65''
  • SUBSTITUTION LIONS - Kwagga Smith OFF; Schoeman ON
    64''
  • Codie Taylor gets a run up the sideline as the Crusaders explore the width of the field with their passing in attack.
    63''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS out of the prolonged scrum and the Lions may regret not taking a shot at goal for the three points directly in front of the posts.
    60''
  • Referee warns Whitelock that the Crusaders have had a sequence of several  penalty advantages in play as the Lions get a scrum just metres from the try line.
    58''
  • Penalty advantage as the Lions pick and go towards the try line.
    57''
  • Lions with some rare second half possession move into the Crusaders half making some good metres in attack.
    55''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Jack Goodhue slots through an easy kick for the extras moving the score to 5-14 in favour of the visitors.
    54''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - Jack Goodhue pushes through the opposition defence to get the ball down diving for the line.
    53''
  • SCORE UPDATE: Lions trail Crusaders 5-7
    52''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Mitchell Hunt kicks the ball straight through the middle of the posts to move the Crusaders to the lead.
    52''
  • Try
    TRY CRUSADERS - Sam Whitelock falls over the line out wide under heavy tackle pressure. 
    50''
  • Knock on by the Lions. Crusaders with the scrum feed inside the opposition 22.
    46''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - obstruction by Lions on the Crusaders defence as a run was being made by the hosts down the sideline.
    44''
  • Scrum Feed Lions
    42''
  • Crusaders with quick hands passing wide but again the ball handling errors creeping in.
    42''
  • Lions with the kickoff to restart the second half.
    41''
  • The Lions will be keen to retain the advantage on the scoreboard for a home win after the loss last week away in Argentina.
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  • Crusaders have had the most of the possession (62%) and the territory (71%) in the first half but not been able to capitalise on the opportunities.
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  • HALF-TIME: Lions lead the Crusaders 5-0
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  • Whistle finally blows for the end of the first period in a tight contest in Johannesburg.
    40'+4''
  • Turnover and the Crusasders are into attack in the Lions half as the clock goes well into the red.
    40'+4''
  • Lions kick to touch for the lineout electing to keep play going.
    40'+3''
  • PENALTY LIONS 
    40'+2''
  • Siren sounds for the half-time break as the Crusaders are in attack inside the Lions 22.
    40'''
  • Turnover to Crusaders - Hunt kicks to touch just past the halfway line.
    39''
  • PENALTY LIONS - front row collapsing in the scrum.
    38''
  • Ball being fumbled by both sides. Whistle blows for the knock on in favour of the Lions just 10 metres inside their own half.
    38''
  • Another turnover to the Lions after the Crusaders were again deep into attack from the lineout inside their opposition 22.
    35''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - tackler not rolling away.
    34''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS - not releasing the ball after Tambwe had run down the wing but got no support in the tackle contest.
    32''
  • Hunt kicks long and Coetzee claims the mark inside the Lions 22.
    30''
  • Crusaders with possession at the halfway.
    30''
  • Scrum Feed Lions
    28''
  • Ball fumbled as another opportunity goes begging for the Crusaders. 
    28''
  • Turnover at the Crusaders 22 and the visitors have possession
    27''
  • PENALTY LIONS
    26''
  • Scrum Feed Lions
    26''
  • Hunt kicks deep to touch gaining some good ground for the Crusaders.
    24''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS
    24''
  • Turnover and the Lions kick deep to clear out of their defensive territory.
    23''
  • Poor kick to touch by Lions sees Crusaders with possession inside the 10m line.
    23''
  • Scrum Feed Lions
    22''
  • TMO DECISION - Forward pass ruled as the Crusaders were running for the line in the corner.
    22''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    18''
  • Knock down by Kwagga Smith of the Crusaders kick in attack.
    18''
  • Crusaders coming up against a strong defensive wall just 10 metres fron the try line.
    17''
  • Scrum Feed Crusaders
    16''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - Elton Jantjies pushes just to the left of the posts. Lions lead 5-0.
    15''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS - Madosh Tambwe runs the last 20 metres down the sideline to dot the ball down after some strong passing out wide.
    13''
  • Lions with the lineout throw at the halfway line.
    12''
  • PENALTY LIONS
    12''
  • Crusaders deep into attack but the Lions create the turnover.
    12''
  • Home side with the lineout throw at the 22 but there is a turnover from the throw.
    11''
  • PENALTY LIONS - Jantjies kicks to touch
    10''
  • A fumbled pass this time sees the Crusaders grab another opportunity in the scrum.
    9''
  • Lions get a run up the field but there is a knock on and the Crusaders will get the scrum feed.
    8''
  • Mitchell Hunt misses to the right of the posts and the scoreboard remains clean five minutes into the game. 
    6''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS
    5''
  • Scrum Feed
    4''
  • PENALTY CRUSADERS
    4''
  • The action is underway in Johannesburg.
    1''
  • The match will be played at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg with both teams having a mixed start to the season - the Lions with four wins from six while the Crusaders are three from five. 
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  • Week 7 of Super Rugby rounds out with the big rematch of the 2017 Grand Finalists - the Lions v the Crusaders - where the South African team will looking to avenge that loss and their poor record aganst the kiwi side.
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