LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 05 July 2014 - 19h35
Kick-off : Sat, 05 July 2014 - 09h35
Venue : Christchurch
Referee : Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Match status : Result
  Crusaders Blues
Tries Nemani Nadolo (16min) and Nemani Nadolo (71min)
Penalties Colin Slade (5min), Colin Slade (25min), and Dan Carter (66min) Ihaia West (14min) and Ihaia West (31min)
Conversions Ihaia West (20min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

79

Crusaders attacking hard, player tackled off the ball, penalty to Crusaders

77

penalty scrum to the Blues, taken quickly and kicked into touch at the halfway.

76

Crusaders have a line out after the restart. whitelock wins the lineout. ball cleared downfiled. blues return the ball and Carter flies up to opponents 22. slight forward pass Scrum to the Blues

72

Carter to convert - Kick is good.

71

Crusaders make a break. On the Blues 5m. Nadolo scores a TRY. Crusaders looking good.

71

Scrum to Crusaders after moving the ball, not gaining much ground.

69

Blues line attacking hard, Crusaders defence is solid. Blues offside, Crusaders PENALTY. Carter kicks into touch.

68

Clearance kick from Dagg is well fielded and brought back up to the crusaders 22 by the blues. crusaders turn over the ball bounce the ball into touch on the blues 10m

67

Crusaders have the lead, and advantage on their 22.

66

Carter Lines up for 3 points, puts it through the posts

65

Ccrusaders up to the 22 - good lineout. penalty to Crusaders. not rolling away.

63

Blues playing a lot of crash ball on Crusaders 10m. turnover, Crusaders move the ball to Blues 10m. Penalty to Crusaders - hand in the ruck

62

Crusaders moving the ball around 50m, intercept by blues, ball up to the 22. recovered by Crusaders, ball in touch. Blues lineout.

60

Colin Slade off for the rest of the match after the hit from Nonu

60

Crusaders penalty, blues offside at the 10m. Carter kicks the ball into touch just inside Blues 10m

58

Blues push the ball up to the 5m. Blues not releasing scrum Crusaders on their 5m.

57

Blues scrum,, ball gets passed out wide and kicked up field. Dagg catches and puts into touch on the 22. Blues lineout

55

teams exchange kicks til Slade put it on the full. Blues have lineout. Slade gets bounced by Nonu.

54

Carter kicks the ball out on the full. Lineout on Crusaders 10m to blues.

53

Good clearance by Blues. Bad line out by BLues, crusaders scrum

52

Blues scrum on the 50m line. Crusaders collapse the scrum - free kick to blues.

51

Hall kicks it straight into touch. crusaders lineout at halfway.ball not thrown in straight

49

Crusaders clear the ball after the scrum, Lineout Blues. Blues forward pack doing some work at the breakdown now

48

FREE KICK to Blues. Blues forwards working the ball forward. Knock on by Blues on Crusaders 22. Scrum Crusaders

46

good lineout by blues, they set up the maul. ball gets knocked on by Crusaders

45

Crusaders penalised for collapsing, Blues kick it into touch

44

Clean lineout from Crusaders. Blues knock the ball on trying an intercept. Scrum on Blues 10 to Crusaders.

43

Blues keep the ball after the scrum. west clears the ball downfield

41

Dagg is under the high ball swings it wide and crusdaers make a break to the 22, Read passes to Nadolo knocks it on.

40

Crusaders Kick off the second half. Blues working the ball up the field.

40

Slade lining up for 3 points to take the lead, but misses.HALF TIME in Christchurch

39

Crusaders fumble from the lineout. Blues scrum. Faumuina collapsing. Penalty to Crusaders

38

Blues not releasing, penalty Crusader, the ball goes in to touch at the 22.

37

Slade puts it wide.

36

Big shove from Crusaders, Scrum penalty to, Slade lining up for the points

35

Crusaders getting pushed back out of 22, make a break through but knock it on. Scrum to Blues right on their try line

33

Crusaders up to the 22, swinging it wide, trying to find a gap

30

Blues take the lead, West takes the PENALTY.

30

Blues mauling the ball up in opponents 22, crusaders penalized for entering from side. Penalty to Blues

28

High tackle on Nonu, penalty to the Blues

26

Blues bring the ball up to crusaders 10m, chip though gets recovered by Dagg and punted downfield

25

Crusaders take back the lead with PENALTY taken by Slade

23

Crusaders just 5m away from the line. Blues offside penatlty to crusaders

22

Blues lineout on their 10, Crusaders have the ball again.

21

Crusaders throwing it along the line, up to the 22

20

West adds the extra 2

18

Crusaders moving the ball up the field, crusaders make a break take it to the line. Halai intercepts and scores a TRY for the Blues.

17

Blues kick it into touch touch, lineout taken quickly

17

Blues have the ball again after the restart.

16

Slade misses the CONVERSION.

16

TMO deciding on possible TRY by Crusaders. TRY awarded. Ndolo gets the points

14

Slade offside, Blues penalty right in front of the posts. West takes the PENALTY 3 points

11

Colin Slade makes it through the uprights. PENALTY Crusaders.

11

Colin Slade lining it up for the poles.

10

No advantage, penalty Crusaders.

10

penalty advantage to Crusaders.

10

Read charges the ball down at opponents 22

9

Scrum too Crusaders, Blues not releasing

7

Nonu takes the ball up with some great running, chips it a bit hard into in goal area

7

Lineout to the Blues, take it out wide, crusaders recover the ball and kick it up field

6

Blues taking it through the phases, make it up to half way but get pushed back. Penalty to the blues, playing advantage.

5

Free kick to Blues, taken quickly by Kaino

4

Accidental offside against the Crusaders. Scrum Blues.

3

Nadolo makes a break, makes it to the 5m line .

2

Blues fumble under the high ball from Crusaders, scrum to crusaders.

2

Blues take it wide but goes into touch, Crusaders lineout.

1

Scrum to the blues.

0

Blues to kick off in Christchurch

-5

Five minutes til game time. A chilly 5 degrees at the stadium.

-10

Read and Carter back again, playing in front of their home crowd. Should be a great match!

-20

Late change for the Crusaders - Sam Whitelock has been ruled out with a calf strain so Jimmy Tupou comes in with Scott Barrett to the bench.

-30

Welcome to live coverage of the New Zealand derby between the Crusaders and the Blues in Christchurch. The New Zealand conference has been tight all season and with the play-offs fast approaching it is still wide open so this one should be a ripper.
Crusaders
Players
15 Israel Dagg
14 Kieron Fonotia
13 Ryan Crotty
12 Dan Carter
11 Colin Slade
10 Nemani Nadolo
9 Andy Ellis
8 Kieran Read
7 Matt Todd
6 Richie McCaw
5 Sam Whitelock
4 Dominic Bird
3 Owen Franks
2 Corey Flynn
1 Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes
23 Johnny McNicholl
22 Tom Taylor
21 Willi Heinz
20 Jordan Taufua
19 Jimmy Tupou
18 Nepo Laulala
17 Joe Moody
16 Ben Funnell
Blues
Players
15 Charles Piutau
14 Lolagi Visinia
13 Francis Saili
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Tevita Li
10 Ihaia West
9 Bryn Hall
8 Jerome Kaino
7 Brendon O'Connor
6 Steven Luatua
5 Tom Donnelly
4 Patrick Tuipulotu
3 Charlie Faumuina
2 Keven Mealamu
1 Sam Prattley

Substitutes
23 George Moala
22 Jackson Willison
21 Jamison Gibson-Park
20 Peter Saili
19 Hayden Triggs
18 Angus Ta'avao
17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi
16 James Parsons