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The tournament leaders the Crusaders host the South African newcomers today. The Cheetahs did well on tour at home but have struggled on tour in Australasia.


They will struggle as has everyone else to keep up with the Crusaders at home.


Almost Live match summary



Referee- Dickinson


Conditions – Good


Time: 0.00
4.00
Willem de Waal gets a penalty for the Cheetahs
9.00
Tuiali’i gets over for a Cheetahs try
Cater converts
15.00
Carter gets a penalty in front of the posts
20.00
The Cheetahs get a try by driving over the line (Ryno van der Merwe)
de Waal converts

Crusaders 10 Cheetahs 10
24.00
The Crusaders get a penalty for a high & semi dangerous tackle
Carter gets it
Crusaders 13 Cheetahs 10
26.00
The Crusaders create a break & overlap on the wing
MacDonald makes the break, supports and gets the ball back to score the try
27.00
Carter converts
Crusaders 20 Cheetahs 10
28.00
Cheetahs are playing well and have taken 3 linouts off the Crusaders
34.00
Cheetahs defence is holding up well to Crusaders attack
36.00
Suddenly Kevin Senio makes a break with Mika but Senio gets a try
Carter misses the conversion
Crusaders 25 Cheetahs 10
37.30
Carter chips for the corner where Jack is on the wing – its out
38.00
Gear dives over the line (missing the corner flag) for a try
Thats a bonus point try and we are still in the first half
Carter gets the conversion
Crusaders 32 Cheetahs 10
40.00
The siren goes
41.40
McIntyre has a golden opportunity to score in front of the line he fumbles
The Whistle goes
Its half time

Crusaders 32 Cheetahs 10


2nd half is underway
42.40
Crusaders get a penalty and go for the line
43.00
Carter kicks the ball behind the Cheetahs back line, catches the ball and rams into the post
44.00
Carter converts
Crusaders 39 Cheetahs 10
55.00
Laulala makes the break and passes to Hamilton who scores the try
Carter converts
Crusaders 46 Cheetahs 10
62.00
Crusaders are making a number “big name” replacements now that the game looks to be won
64.00
Laulala makes the break again but the ball goes forward in the pass (Gear could have scored)
68.00
Crusaders pressure pays off again as gets scores his second try
He converts
Crusaders 53 Cheetahs 10
80.30
The Cheetahs end with a Fortuin try
Bosman converts
Crusaders 53 Cheetahs 17


The Whistle goes


Crusaders win with another bonus point
Final score Crusaders 53 Cheetahs 17


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Scorers


Crusaders


Tries
Tuiali’i
Mac Donald
Senio
Gear
Carter 2
Hamilton

Conversions
Carter 6

Penalties
Carter 2

Drop goals



Cheetahs


Tries
Ryno van der Merwe
Fortuin


Conversions
de Waal
Bosman

Penalties
De Waal

Drop goals


Teams


Crusaders v Vodacom Cheetahs 15 April Christchurch


Crusaders:


15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Cameron McIntyre, 11 Scott Hamilton, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Kevin Senio, 8 Mose Tuiali’i, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Reuben Thorne, 5 Brad Mika, 4 Chris Jack, 3 Campbell Johnstone, 2 Tone Kopelani, 1 Greg Somerville.


Reserves: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Kevin O’Neill, 19 Johnny Leo’o, 20 Andrew Ellis, 21 Aaron Mauger, 22 Caleb Ralph.


Cheetahs:


15 Bevin Fortuin, 14 Eddie Fredericks, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Barry Goodes, 11 Gaffie du Toit, 10 Willem de Waal, 9 Falie Oelschig, 8 Frans Viljoen, 7 Ockie van Zyl, 6 Ryno van der Merwe (captain), 5 Barend Pieterse, 4 Corniel van Zyl, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Os du Randt.


Reserves: 16 Ollie le Roux, 17 Wian du Preez, 18 Gareth Krause, 19 Meyer Bosman, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Giscard Pieterse, 22 Sinethemba Zweni.

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