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Crusaders beat Hurricanes in Christchurch

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Article Published: Friday 12 July 2013

The Crusaders have already booked a place in the Super Rugby play offs and they could still win the New Zealand Super Rugby conference.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The Hurricanes kick off and we are underway.
2.00: The Hurricanes make a strong start by putting the Crusaders under pressure in their 22. They get to the 5m line but the Crusaders get the ball and they chip ahead. Zac Guildford kicks further ahead and gathers the ball scores. TRY ! 95m try.  
3.00:Dan Carter slots the conversion.
6.00: The Hurricanes hit back almost immediately. Matt Proctor makes a break and the Hurricanes get the Crusaders on the backfoot. The Hurricanes get the overlap but they don't need it as Victor Vito slips through and scores the TRY!
7.00: Beauden Barrett misses the conversion.
9.00: The Crusaders win a line out in their 22 and try to run the ball out. The Hurricanes however turn the ball over and they attack .
10.00: the Crusaders win the ball back in their 22. The Crusaders run the ball but then Kieran Reed knocks on so the Hurricanes have a scrum.
12.0: Penalty to the Crusaders almost on the half way line. Carter kicks for touch.
16.00: The Hurricanes work the ball to the Crusaders line. They put the Crusaders under pressure and eventually the Crusaders knock on. the Crusaders defend the Hurricanes scrum.
20.00: The Crusaders work the ball to the half way line and then there is an injury so we have a quick break.
24.00: Penalty to the Crusaders. Dan Carter takes the shot and nails it.
26.00: The Hurricanes get the ball to the Crusaders 5m line but the Crussders turn the ball over and Dan Carter kicks well downfield.
28.00:Penalty to the Crusaders. Dan Carter kicks for touch again.
29.00: The Crusaders win the line out put the Hurricanes under pressure on their line. Guildford goes for the line after a ruck so we go to the TMO. He knocked on so the Hurricanes have a 5m scrum.
31.00: The Crusaders win the scrum and run the ball. Tom Taylor is flattened as he goes for the line by Beauden Barrett and the Hurricanes get a penalty on their 5m line. Tom Taylor comes off as Barrett kicks for touch.  Tyler Bleyendaal comes on but its for blood so Taylor could come back on.
34.00: The Crusaders look to attack in the Hurricanes 22. Read is stopped dead in his tracks by Victor Vito but Read gets the ball away an the Crusaders continue to attack. Ben May gets an intercept and makes a break but the Crusaders knock on.
38.00: The Crusaders get numbers on the wing as Carter passes to Owen Franks but he is pushed into touch so no try.
39.00: Penalty to the Crusaders as the rain comes down. Carter takes the shot and nails it.
40.00: The siren sounds as the Crusaders are awarded a penalty. Carter kicks the ball out. It's half time.
The half time score was Crusaders 13 Hurricanes 5
Dan Carter kicks off and the second half is underway.
42.00: The Hurricanes look set to score a try as they get the overlap but Carter rips the ball away in the tackle and chance is lost.
43.00:The Hurricanes continue to attack and TJ Perenara finds Brad Shields who goes over to score the TRY!
45.00: Barrett misses the conversion.
47.00: The Hurricanes are playing with confidence and they are not afraid to use the ball. However the Crusaders kick ahead and Julian Savea fumbles the ball.
49.00: The Crusaders win a penalty from a scrum. Carter kicks for touch.
52.00: The Hurricanes win the line out but they fumble the ball, Andy Ellis gets to the ball and dives over the line and scores. TRY!
53.00: Ellis is replaced as Carter takes the conversion kick. He misses.
54.00: Beauden Barrett is substituted.
57.00: The Hurricanes are attacking but they are called back as the Crusaders are offside. They kick for touch.
62.00: The Hurricanes have the ball and get it to the Crusaders 5m line. They go through the phases but can't get through. They go wide to Savea who slips over in the corner.
64.00: Andre Taylor slots the conversion.
69.00: The Hurricanes come close to scoring in the corner but the ball goes out.
70.00: The Hurricanes put the Crusaders line under real pressure. The Crusaders hang on and win a penalty.
77.00:The Hurricanes are keeping the Crusaders under plenty of pressure. The Hurricanes are throwing everything they have at the hosts.
78.00: As the Hurricanes attack the Crusaders turn the ball over and kick ahead. Tom Marshall chases and gets to the ball and scores. TRY!
79.00: Carter slots the conversion.
80.00: The siren sounds for full time and the ball is kicked out. That's it. The Crusaders win.
The full time score is Crusaders 25 (13) Hurricanes 17 (5)


Tries - Z.Guildford, A.Ellis. T.Marshall 
Pen - D.Carter 2
Con - D.Carter 2
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - V.Vito, B.Shields.J.Savea
Pen -
Con - A>Taylor
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1:Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 2:Kane McBride
TMO : Glenn Newman



1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Corey Flynn ,3. Owen Franks ,4. Tom Donnelly ,5. Sam Whitelock,6. George Whitelock ,7. Matt Todd ,8. Kieran Read (c),9. Andy Ellis , 10. Dan Carter ,11. Zac Guildford ,12. Tom Taylor ,13. Ryan Crotty ,14. Tom Marshall ,15. Israel Dagg

Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell ,17. Joe Moody ,18. Jimmy Tupou , 19. Luke Whitelock , 20. Willi Heinz ,21. Tyler Bleyendaal , 22. Telusa Veainu


1. Ben Franks ,2. Ash Dixon,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. James Broadhurst,6. Brad Shields,7. Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito ,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea, 12. Reynold Lee-Lo,13. Conrad Smith (c),14. Alapati Leiua / Matt Proctor,15. James Marshall

Replacements : 16. Reggie Goodes,17. John Schwalger,18. Blade Thomson,19. Faifili Levave,20. Chris Smylie,21. Ope Peleseuma,22. Matt Proctor / Andre Taylor.

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