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Crusaders

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Chiefs

Super Rugby | Christchurch
07:35 (GMT) | 29-07-2017
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Full-time! The Crusaders take this one and make their way to the Super Rugby final! Thank you for joining us at Rugby365.com for this match, be sure to join us later as the Lions take on the Hurricanes in the second semi-final.
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Crusaders with ball in hand as time is almost up.
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McKenzie converts the try
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Finally some reward for the Chiefs as Lienert Brown busts through the line and offloads to Retallick who scores the try!
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Chiefs forced to run the ball from deep . Cruden then puts through a grubber cleaned up by Mounga. Chiefs win the penalty which is taken quickly by Cruden.
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Chiefs have the scrum put in on the ten meter line inside the Crusaders half. The Chiefs win the penalty for the front row angling in. Cruden kicks for touch to set up a five meter lineout .
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Conversion kick from Mounga is unsuccessful
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Funnell finds his jumper at the lineout and the maul is set. Crusaders just too good as Drummond puts in Tamanivalu for a try in the corner. TMO in action the judgement is made and its a TRY!
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Another penalty to the Crusaders, again the option is to set up a five meter lineout.
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Chiefs on the attack in the Crusaders 22 before Christie loses the ball forward . Havili clears the ball up field and Lowe loses the ball forward, Bridge snaps up the ball and makes 40 meters before being taken down. Crusaders then win the penalty outside the Chiefs 22 as Lienert Brown is penalized. The option is to set up a five meter lineout.
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Funnell fails to find his jumper as the Chiefs get the ball back. McKenzie breaks the line throws the speculator pass to Lowe. Christie then hacks the ball through but its dotted down by Dagg. 22 drop-out to the Crusaders.
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Chiefs players getting smashed left , right and center before Cruden calms things down by clearing the ball into touch. Crusaders lineout just inside the Chiefs half
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Read gets the Crusaders onto the front foot. They make their way up to the Chiefs 22 as Bridge has a run then Crotty gets smashed midfield by Lienert Brown. Mounga kicks but Cruden claims the ball in the air and calls the mark in his 22.
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Dodgy pass is thrown by Donald forcing McKenzie to try and tap the ball onto Nanai Williams. It is judged that the pass is forward. Scrum Crusaders on the halfway line.
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Moli bashes it up for the Chiefs. Harris, Brown and Cruden get stuck in. Cane loses the ball forward and Drummond cleans it up for the Crusaders and clears the ball into touch.
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Chiefs attack through McKenzie . Retallick , Messam and Leitch all have a go but the Crusaders defense is rock solid
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Mounga converts the try
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Set piece try! From the scrum Tamanivalu gets the ball off Mounga's shoulder and busts through the Chiefs defense and scores a cracker of a try!
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No try, held up. Crusaders 5 meter scrum.
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Lineout to the Crusaders inside the Chiefs half. Taylor finds his jumper in Whitelock and the maul is set. Tamanivalu then puts in a quality chip and chase, he regathers the ball and crosses the line . A desperate attempt to hold up the ball from the Chiefs could have saved the day. TMO in action for the potential try.
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Chiefs on the attack from the lineout before a loose pass is thrown by Cruden putting the Chiefs on the backfoot. Tamanivalu puts in a massive tackle that forces the turnover for the Crusaders.
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Chiefs lose the ball and the Crusaders counter attack through Crotty who makes his way up to the Chiefs 22 before the visitors turn the ball over and clear the ball up field. A couple kicks back and forth before Mounga is penalized for tackling the Kerr-Barlow in the air. Penalty Chiefs, Cruden will kick for touch .
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Chiefs on the attack near the Crusaders 22 as Messam has a go, then Nanai Williams. Retallick and McKenzie try to spark something but the Crusaders defense is just too organized.
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Mounga fails to convert the try
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Freakish try indeed, Chiefs in bits and pieces as loose passes are thrown. Lowe picks up the ball and looks to clear it up field as he throws the ball up to kick , the ball is knocked backwards from Mounga and snapped up by Dagg who scores the try . Unusual try indeed.
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Taylor finds his jumper in the lineout , Crusaders back on the attack through Dagg and Goodhue before a loose pass is thrown that goes into touch. Lineout for the Chiefs on the halfway line.
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Kerr-Barlow feeds the Chiefs scrum, attack wide through Ngatai . Great work from Matt Todd wins the Crusaders a penalty and Mounga kicks for touch.
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Chiefs continue to bash at the Crusaders try line before the referee calls for a scrum to the Chiefs due to a pile up of bodies making it impossible for the ball to come out.
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Chiefs with ball in hand on the Chiefs 22 as McKenzie makes a good run. Leitch, Brown and Nanai Williams all have a go but the Crusaders defense holds strong.
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Crusaders on the attack near the Chiefs 22 . Moody , Taylor and Goodhue all have a go but are met with solid defense. Finally Hall is penalized for holding onto the ball. A great effort from Kane Hames to win the penalty for the Chiefs. Cruden kicks for touch.
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Second half underway as Mounga kicks off

Half Time

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Desperate defense from the Crusaders holds off the Chiefs as Laulala loses the ball at the base of the ruck. Scrum to the Crusaders. Hall feeds the scrum then Tamanivalu boots the ball into touch. Halftime, see you all in a bit for the second half. A great match so far!
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Super run from McKenzie breaks the line for the Chiefs, he offloads to Lowe who makes his way to just 5 meters from the try line. What a great attack from the Chiefs.
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McKenzie raises the flags for the Chiefs
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Chiefs win the penalty as Scott Barrett is pinged for not rolling away. The option is to have a shot at goal.
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Super cross kick from Cruden finds Nanai-Williams. The winger makes his way up to the Crusaders 22 with a super run. Retallick bashes it up followed by Cane, Leitch and Messam. The Chiefs are just 10 meters from the Crusaders try line
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Knock on from the Dagg inside the Chiefs half. Scrum down Chiefs put in.
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Crusaders continue to defend before Crotty makes a magnificent steal which wins the penalty for the Crusaders as Brown hangs onto the ball for the Chiefs.
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Lienert-Brown breaks the Crusaders line as he makes his way up to the home teams 22. Great play from the Chiefs here . Crusaders hanging on in defense but the cracks are starting to show.
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A tight arm wrestle so far . Chiefs with ball in hand as Nanai Williams looks to spark some magic. Brown then crashes it up then Messam has a run along his wing.
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Cruden makes another decent break for the Chiefs. He puts in the chip and chase which comes off a Crusaders player as the ball goes into touch. Chiefs lineout inside the Crusaders 22 . A terrible throw from Harris hands the Crusaders back the ball. Mounga then pumps the ball into touch.
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Kicks back and forth once more before Havili fails to take the up and under. McKenzie hacks the ball through and desperate recovery work from Goodhue beats McKenzie to the ball as the center dots the ball down. 22 drop out to the Crusaders.
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McKenzie raises the flags as the Chiefs are on the board
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Taylor finds his jumper in Retallick , Leitch has a run, then Brown. Chiefs get into the Crusaders 22 as Messam and Cane get stuck in. Laulala bashes it up but the referee blows for a Chiefs penalty , the option is to have a shot at goal as McKenzie steps up.
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Hall feeds the scrum then Dagg clears the ball into touch. Lineout to the Chiefs on the Crusaders 22.
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TMO in action for the try... The decision is reversed and its a scrum 5 to the Crusaders...
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Harris finds his jumper for the Chiefs. Ngatai crashes it up midfield. Lowe gets the ball on his wing puts through a super grubber kick which Nanai-Williams pounces on and slides over the line for a super try!!! TMO in action for the try...
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Couple kicks back and forth from both teams before McKenzie pins his ears back. Franks gets penalized for taking out the fullback with no arms as the Chiefs win the penalty and opt to kick for touch.
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Mounga converts the try
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Dagg breaks the line for the Crusaders draws the last defender in Kerr-Barlow and puts Hall in for a super try!!!!
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Smart kick from Dagg pins Lowe into the corner, making his angle tough when clearing the ball. Crusaders have a lineout inside the Chiefs half as Taylor finds his jumper and the maul is set and rumbles forward well. Mounga then looks for the chip kick which is charged down and effectively comes to nothing.
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Mounga's penalty kick is good as the Crusaders take the lead
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Crusaders still bashing at the Chiefs line a desperate tackle from Lowe is made but it is judged that the winger is offside as the Crusaders win the penalty and opt to have a shot at goal.
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Hall feeds the scrum plays Crotty who crashes it up. Moody makes a busting run for the Crusaders. Goodhue makes his way into the Chiefs 22. Franks, Hall and Mounga all have a go as the Chiefs desperately defend the Crusaders onslaught.
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Chiefs still with ball in hand , Retallick makes a good run followed by Lowe off his wing. Chiefs starting to find the gaps as Lienert Brown makes a half break. Harris has a go followed by Cruden dropping the ball cold. Knock forward, scrum Crusaders on the halfway line.
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McKenzie gets smashed once again , this time by Read. Chiefs with ball in hand on the halfway line but there is no momentum in attack .
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At first attempt the scrum goes down, should be a great battle up front with both front rows All Blacks. Hall feeds the scrum plays Dagg who clears the ball up field. McKenzie runs it back at the Crusaders but gets smashed in the tackle and loses the ball . Crusaders attack wide through Goodhue but he loses the ball also. Chiefs then clear the ball up field and a game of aerial ping pong takes place.
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McKenzie plugs the ball beautifully out the air. Chiefs attack on the halfway line as Cane and Brown link up followed by Cruden breaking the line. A desperate tackle from Todd brings Cruden down on the 22 as the number ten loses the ball forward. Scrum down, Crusaders put in.
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Average kick is put in by McKenzie easily marked by Havili. The Crusaders fullback clears the ball up field which brings an exchange of kicks between both sides before Havili puts the ball into touch. Chiefs lineout near the halfway line.
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Hall clears the ball into touch from the kick off, Chiefs have a lineout on the ten meter line inside the Crusaders half. Chiefs win the ball then attack through Harris, Cane, Retallick and Cruden but the Crusaders defend well in the opening exchanges. .
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First half underway as Cruden kicks off for the Chiefs
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Almost time for kick off , this match should be a cracker.
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The Crusaders have never lost a play-off fixture when playing as the home team on the day. The Crusaders (17 minutes and 47 seconds) average the most time in possession of any team so far this season, while the Chiefs (14 minutes and 19 seconds) average the least. Only Damian McKenzie (74) has beaten more defenders than David Havili (58) so far this campaign. James Lowe has made 37 clean breaks so far this season, four more than any other player, and has found the try line in five of his last six games against the Crusaders.
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The Crusaders won 31-24 when these teams met in Round 13 this season, their first win against the Chiefs since 2014; they'll now be looking for back-to-back wins against them for the first time since Round 14, 2011. This will be the third Finals meeting between these teams after they met in the semifinals of both 2012 and 2013, the Chiefs earning wins in both - but by no more than three points on either occasion.
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There's a great rivalry between the Crusaders and the Chiefs, with two epic semifinals played out in recent years that will live long in the memories of Chiefs fans.In 2012 and 2013 the Chiefs hosted the Crusaders in back-to-back home semifinals - with the Chiefs winning 20-17 and 20-19.
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Both teams come into this game off the back of solid performances in their respective quarterfinals.The Crusaders held their nerve to defeat their southern rivals, the Highlanders, 17-0 off the back of a dominant forward pack in monsoon-like conditions in Christchurch last Saturday.The Chiefs left Cape Town 17-11 victors, after a brutal arm-wrestle with the Stormers.
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Welcome to this Super Rugby semi-final match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs coming to you from Christchurch , New Zealand
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Joe Moody
  • 2 Codie Taylor
  • 3 Owen Franks
  • 4 Scott Barrett
  • 5 Sam Whitelock
  • 6 Jordan Taufua
  • 7 Matt Todd
  • 8 Kieran Read
  • 9 Bryn Hall
  • 10 Richie Mo’unga
  • 11 Seta Tamanivalu
  • 12 Ryan Crotty
  • 13 Jack Goodhue
  • 14 Israel Dagg
  • 15 David Havili
RESERVES
  • 16 Ben Funnell
  • 17 Wyatt Crockett
  • 18 Michael Alaalatoa
  • 19 Luke Romano
  • 20 Pete Samu
  • 21 Mitchell Drummond
  • 22 Mitchell Hunt
  • 23 George Bridge
START LINE UP
  • 1 Kane Hames
  • 2 Nathan Harris
  • 3 Nepo Laulala
  • 4 Mitchell Brown
  • 5 Brodie Retallick
  • 6 Liam Messam
  • 7 Sam Cane
  • 8 Michael Leitch
  • 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • 10 Aaron Cruden
  • 11 James Lowe
  • 12 Charlie Ngatai
  • 13 Anton Lienert-Brown.
  • 14 Tim Nanai-Williams
  • 15 Damian McKenzie
RESERVES
  • 16 Liam Polwart
  • 17 Aidan Ross
  • 18 Atunaisa Moli
  • 19 Dominic Bird
  • 20 Lachlan Boshier
  • 21 Finlay Christie
  • 22 Stephen Donald
  • 23 Shaun Stevenson
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Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:26

SUPER RUGBY SEMIFINAL: The question was finally answered in Wellington on July 15, when the Hurricanes beat the Crusaders to end a 14-match winning streak.

For five months people wanted to know if anybody could beat the rampaging Crusaders. The Hurricanes showed they are not invincible.

It was also the Hurricanes who last beat the Crusaders in Christchurch - in July last year.

The Chiefs, who also beat the Crusaders in Christchurch in February last year, will take heart from these facts.

No doubt it is going to be a huge all-New Zealand derby, given that a place in the Final is on the line - with the Crusaders bidding for a record eight Super Rugby titles.

Both teams come into this game off the back of solid performances in their respective quarterfinals.

The Crusaders held their nerve to defeat their southern rivals, the Highlanders, 17-0 off the back of a dominant forward pack in monsoon-like conditions in Christchurch last Saturday.

The Chiefs left Cape Town 17-11 victors, after a brutal arm-wrestle with the Stormers.

There's a great rivalry between the Crusaders and the Chiefs, with two epic semifinals played out in recent years that will live long in the memories of Chiefs fans.

In 2012 and 2013 the Chiefs hosted the Crusaders in back-to-back home semifinals - with the Chiefs winning 20-17 and 20-19.

Departing All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden played crucial roles in both games, and will be looking to assert that valuable experience on Saturday.

Damian McKenzie is the other big threat to the Crusaders, as he leads the competition charts with 1565 metres from 223 carries.

McKenzie has accumulated 132 points this campaign and will be looking to add to that tally tonight. Brodie Retallick has been another ever present in the forward pack. The big lock has been crucial in defence, boasting a 93.2% tackle completion rate, making over 124 tackles.

The Crusaders will again rely or their gargantuan pack to lay the platform for their 12th appearance in a Final.

The all-All Black tight five of captain Samuel Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Owen Franks, Codie Taylor and Joe Moody is what carried the can for them in testing conditions last week.

However, should the conditions allow, they have an exciting backline that features the likes of Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Israel Dagg and David Havili.

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga has done a great job at directing the Crusaders backline in 2017, and has managed an impressive 116 points from the 11 games he's played.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said their previous two defeats to the Chiefs in play-off matches will count for nothing, as it was a different times and different circumstances.

"They used their home ground advantage on those occasions," he said of the defeats in 2012 and 2013.

"However, this time we have earned the chance to play in front of our own supporters and that means a lot to us," Robertson added.

"To see so many of our supporters still come out to the game last weekend in such miserable conditions was humbling, so that is even more motivation for the team to put on a performance to make the fans proud."

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is adamant home ground advantage won't count for much this week, as it is play-off rugby.

"We've had success down there in the past," Rennie said.

"We know we're playing a really good side who's probably been the form team, but we'll back ourselves."

While the Chiefs have had to endure an arduous travel schedule - crossing the Indian Ocean twice in a week - it hasn't been talked about among the squad, according to assistant coach Neil Barnes.

Barnes said the expectation is for them to be sharper than what they were in an underwhelming quarterfinal display.

"The speed of our ball wasn't good enough, so we've perhaps got to win our collisions and our carry side of the game's got to improve, so that we get quicker ball," he said.

"If you can get some front-foot ball and win the contact area, then your game will start to hum, but unless you do that, it's going to be a bloody slog out there."

Recent results:
2017: Crusaders won 31-24, Suva
2016: Chiefs won 23-13, Suva
2016: Chiefs won 27-21, Christchurch
2015: Chiefs won 26-9, Christchurch
2015: Chiefs won 40-16, Hamilton
2014: Crusaders won 18-17, Hamilton
2014: Chiefs won 18-10, Christchurch
2013: Chiefs won 20-19, Hamilton (semifinal)
2013: Crusaders won 43-15, Christchurch
2013: Chiefs won 28-19, Hamilton

Prediction: The Crusaders won 31-24 when these teams met in Round 13 this season, their first win against the Chiefs since 2014; they'll now be looking for back-to-back wins against them for the first time since Round 14, 2011. This will be the third Finals meeting between these teams after they met in the semifinals of both 2012 and 2013, the Chiefs earning wins in both - but by no more than three points on either occasion. The Crusaders have never lost a play-off fixture when playing as the home team on the day. The Crusaders (17 minutes and 47 seconds) average the most time in possession of any team so far this season, while the Chiefs (14 minutes and 19 seconds) average the least. Only Damian McKenzie (74) has beaten more defenders than David Havili (58) so far this campaign. James Lowe has made 37 clean breaks so far this season, four more than any other player, and has found the try line in five of his last six games against the Crusaders. Yes the Chiefs win, as their recent record against the Crusaders can attest to. However, the past will not win the game and the qualities of the Crusaders tell us they will win by eight points.

Teams:

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Seta Tamanivalu, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Samuel Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 George Bridge.

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames.        
Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Dominic Bird, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Date: Saturday, July 29
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT)
Expected weather: After three days of wet weather it will be mainly fine. However, there is a chance showers until afternoon, with light winds. A high of 8°C, with a low of -4°
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Sources: @crusadersrugby & @chiefs_rugby

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports & sportguru.info

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Crusaders march to the final

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:00

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: They may have not dominated proceedings but a clinical defensive performance by the Crusaders ensured them a 27-13 win over the Chiefs and a place in the final.

The Chiefs had all the possession and ample opportunities but Crusaders' defensive display kept the visitors at bay.

The seven-time champions Crusaders scored four tries courtesy of Bryn Hall, Israel Dagg and a brace by Seta Tamanivala, while the Chiefs scored one try thanks to Brodie Retallick.

The Crusaders could have a home final at Christchurch, depending on the results between the Lions and Hurricanes.

With the Crusaders up only 10-6 at half-time and starved of possession, the game turned 10 minutes into the second half when Chiefs wing James Lowe attempted a clearing kick while scrambling on defence.

Mo'unga came from behind to knock the ball into the hands of the oncoming Dagg, who dived across the line to open up the Crusaders' lead and from there they never looked back.

Tamanivalu, who this week turned down an offer to return to the Chiefs and will stay instead with the Crusaders, added two more tries before Retallick scored a consolation five-pointer for the Chiefs at the end.

The Chiefs enjoyed 77 percent possession in the first half and the Crusaders were forced to make 200 tackles in the match, but captain Sam Whitelock said they always felt the game would turn.

"The Chiefs held the ball and really attacked us, especially in that first 50 minutes," he said.

"We knew if we could weather that storm we'd hopefully come over the top of them in the end."

Chiefs captain Aaron Cruden, in his last game in New Zealand before taking up a contract to play in France, said his side had enough possession to win but could not find their way to the line.

"You've got to give credit to the Crusaders. They scrambled really well and when it looked like we had them on the ropes they were able to just do enough to hold us out," he said.

The Chiefs, despite returning from a long trip to South Africa where they beat the Stormers last week, looked more rejuvenated at the start despite their inability to cross the Crusaders line.

Matt Todd cut down Cruden from behind early in the match, Tim Nanai-Williams spilt the ball when diving for the line while Lowe was also brought down short of the line just before half-time.

The Crusaders struggled in the possession stakes but they made the most of their limited chances, hitting the front with a Mo'unga penalty the first time they made it inside the Chiefs' 22.

Dagg engineered the only try of the half when he sparked a counter-attack from deep in Crusaders territory and worked with Ryan Crotty to sweep down field before scrumhalf Bryn Hall finished off the move.

Mo'unga converted the try while Damian McKenzie brought the Chiefs into the game with two penalties for the visitors to trail by four points at the turn.

After Dagg's try extended the lead for the Crusaders early in the second half, Tamanivalu crashed over twice to put the game beyond doubt at 27-6 before Retallick scored the Chiefs' only try at the end.

Man of the match: Damian Mckenzie's brilliance has become a mere formality, the fullback precision kicking and counter-attack kept the Crusaders' defence busy, while in front Brodie Retallick added the muscle. On the Crusaders' side,  Kieran Read's work rate proved to be vital the side, however, our man of the match goes to  Crusaders flank Matt Todd. The No.7 work hard around the fringes and managed to steal the ball at the crucial moment.

The scorers:

For Crusaders:
Tries:
Hall, Dagg, Tamanivalu 2
Cons: Mo'unga 2
Pen: Mo'unga

For Chiefs:
Try:
Retallick
Con: McKenzie
Pens: McKenzie 2

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Seta Tamanivalu, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Samuel Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 George Bridge.

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames.        
Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Dominic Bird, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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Bryn Hall (16min), Israel Dagg (49min), Seta Tamanivalu (58min), and Seta Tamanivalu (72min)
TRIES
Brodie Retallick (77min)
Richie Mo’unga (18min) and Richie Mo’unga (59min)
CONVERSIONS
Damian McKenzie (78min)
Richie Mo’unga (13min)
PENALTIES
Damian McKenzie (25min) and Damian McKenzie (38min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Christchurch
REFEREE Glen Jackson (New Zealand)