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- 5th Jul 2013
- KO 08:35
- Ground: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Crusaders v Chiefs - Live
Full time CRUSADERS 43-15 CHIEFS
80 TRY, CRUSADERS, BLEYENDALL! 43-15: Chiefs attacking as the hooter sounds. Using the pack and keeping it close up to the Crusaders 22. Too tight! Two of the forwards try to force an offload and Bleyendaal intercepts! Nobody can catch him and the Crusaders have their fifth score! Excellent performance and a statement to the other sides involved in the playoffs. Chiefs remain top, but the Saders are up to fourth.
79 Ball lost forward so the Crusaders get the scrum, another side entry from the Chiefs, who have really struggled with their discipline at the breakdown tonight.
77 High tackle on Nanai-Williams, who is making his 50th appearance, so the Chiefs kick the penalty into the corner.
75 Thumping hit by Read turns over the ball in the 22 for the Crusaders, but Todd is penalised for obstruction and the Chiefs can clear.
73 TRY, CHIEFS, NGATAI! 36-15: The champions claw something back, Ngatai with a smart finish in the corner after the ball squirts out of the ruck.
70 Opportunity for the Chiefs as Cruden kicks the penalty near the Crusaders 22. Wide from the lineout as Robinson ducks under a tackle. Still building possession, five metres out...
67 More handling errors for the Chiefs as the Crusaders take another attacking scrum in the Chiefs half. Flynn on the sidelines talking about the battle at the breakdown.
64 Offload from Carter goes forward so we come back for a Chiefs scrum on their own ten-metre line.
62 Execution missing again from the Chiefs as the Crusaders clear again, Carter thumping the ball long and into touch. Just not the Chiefs night.
59 Chiefs struggling to get anything out of this one but on the attack now in the Crusaders half with an advantage. Whitelock offside and Cruden kicks to the corner.
55 TRY, CRUSADERS, CROTTY! 36-8: Cartwheel finish for Crotty in the right-hand corner to seal the bonus point, excellent finish! Chiefs being hammered.
53 Good platform for the Saders' maul before it goes to ground, Heinz having a dart. Hosts ten metres out, Carter dummies through but the Chiefs turn it over, trying to run it out from their own 22. Knocked on by the Chiefs.
50 A turnover goes the Chiefs way, Ngatai working well there to win the penalty. Chiefs way behind on the scoreboard and now Cane is penalised, Carter prodding the ball into the corner.
48 Crusaders so dominant at the breakdown as again the Chiefs are penalised, Carter kicking into the corner.
44 TRY, CRUSADERS, READ! 33-9: The Crusaders are rampant! Dagg again causing havoc this time down the left-hand side and finds Read on the outside to finish in the corner. Carter hits the post, his first miss of the night.
41 TRY, CRUSADERS, DAGG! 26-9: Super finish from Dagg as the Crusaders strike either side of half-time! Smart footwork bamboozles the Chiefs and that's the Crusaders' second of the night. Carter converts, to notch up 1500 points in Super Rugby!
40 Second half underway in Christchurch with the Crusaders pressing forward.
Half Time CRUSADERS 19-8 CHIEFS
40 TRY, CRUSADERS, READ! 19-8: After some extensive viewing from the TMO, the score is given! Read doing just enough to wriggle his way under and get that ball onto the ground. Carter converts from right in front and the Crusaders open up a healthy 11-point lead ahead at half-time.
39 Power scrum from the Crusaders is reset, only 30 seconds left in this half. Loose at the base, Read picks up and goes for the line... looks to be held up. Punches flying between Crockett and Retallick, TMO checking.
37 What is Robinson doing? Chiefs go long at the lineout and then the full-back tries to step his way out of his in-goal area, but is driven back for a Crusaders five-metre scrum just before half-time.
36 Great break and clever kick through from Todd, but Osborne gets to Guildford as the winger was looking for the line. Good passage, Chiefs lineout under pressure.
33 Kerr-Barlow on the wrap around from the scrum, but takes a heavy tackle as the ball squirts back. Over to the other wing and Tikoriotuma's pass is forward to Elliott, Crusaders scrum. Guildford fortunate not to be penalised for a deliberate knock-on.
32 Open passage as both sides keep the ball in hand, Dagg nearly through a gap. Crockett tries to offload but the Saders are just going backwards and Dagg knocks on, strong defence from the Chiefs.
30 Sharp clearance kick from Ellis after an overthrow from the Chiefs, Crusaders back in the attack. Secure lineout this time for the Chiefs in their 22, poor kick as Marshall counters for the hosts. Todd through a half-gap but he's into touch.
27 Two smart kicks from Tikoriotuma and Marshall but it works out for the Crusaders, Chiefs lineout under pressure. Cruden kicks long, Guildford in some space, Crusaders about 30 metres out. Manu wins the penalty at the breakdown for the Chiefs.
25 TRY, CHIEFS, TIKORIOTUMA! 12-8: It is a try! All legal and a crazy phase concludes with the Chiefs sealing the first try of the match, Cruden missing the conversion.
24 Chaos in Christchurch! Osborne chips ahead and a freakish bounce sees the ball end up in Cruden's hands, the fly-half dancing his way up to just short of the posts. Slow coming back but Kerr-Barlow chips the ball over to the wing... Filipo and Carter colliding in mid-air, ball goes backwards and Tikoirotuma looks to have a try? TMO checking.
21 Crusaders scrum on the edge of their own 22, kick ahead and Kerr-Barlow is thumped into touch trying to field the kick. Clinical from the hosts, but that lineout isn't as Flynn overthrows. Chiefs on the attack.
19 PENALTY, CRUSADERS, CARTER! 12-3: Sounds familiar doesn't it? Chiefs not far away from a yellow card now as Carter slots his fourth kick from four.
17 Scintillating break from Dagg leaves the Chiefs back-pedalling, feeding Guildford on the outside but the Chiefs get back and recover. Another penalty in front of the posts for Carter.
14 PENALTY, CRUSADERS, CARTER! 9-3: Carter re-establishes that six-point gap as the Chiefs continue to infringe.
12 Crusaders back on the attack and shifting the Chiefs defensive line across the visitors 22. Building the phases as Ellis is grabbed illegally at the ruck, ball wasn't out and Carter now has another simple shot at goal.
10 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 6-3: Tom Taylor kicking long but the Crusaders are penalised for going in front of the kicker, so it's a Chiefs penalty. Cruden lands it from 38 metres out.
8 PENALTY, CRUSADERS, CARTER! 6-0: Easy does it for Carter, hosts in control early on as the champions struggle for territory.
7 A couple of resets before the Crusaders break, but the Chiefs are penalised again at the breakdown, this time against Pauliasi Manu for not rolling away. Carter going for goal.
5 Fine kick from Israel Dagg pins the Chiefs back in their own half, with Patrick Osborne knocking on after taking contact. Crusaders scrum.
3 PENALTY, CRUSADERS, CARTER! 3-0: Straight through for the All Blacks fly-half, the hosts with the early lead.
2 Good set of phases inside the Chiefs 22 for the Crusaders, Ellis chips over the top to no avail but we come back for the penalty as the Chiefs go outside.
Kick off Aaron Cruden for the Chiefs gets proceedings underway. Early penalty for the Crusaders at the breakdown as Carter finds touch.
Weather A clear night in Christchurch as these two get ready to start.
Team news Tim Nanai-Williams (bench) and Lelia Masaga (not involved) are not in the Chiefs XV for this one while Sam Cane replaces Tanerau Latimer on the openside. The Crusaders meanwhile look at their strongest - barring Robbie Fruean's absence - with Kieran Read and Corey Flynn returning to the starting line-up.
Welcome Hello and welcome from Christchurch in New Zealand for this derby clash between the Crusaders and Chiefs. The champions have rotated their squad this week as they sit ten points clear in the kiwi conference. It promises to be an excellent match to kick-off the weekend. Team news is coming up.
Updates to appear here at 19:20 local (08:20 BST, 07:20 GMT)
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