The Chiefs and the Crusaders have played each other twice already this year in Super Rugby and they have won one match a piece.
We are waiting for the kick-off.
0.00: Aaron Cruden gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the Chiefs in Hamilton.
2.00: The Chiefs gain momentum early on as they string together phases and work their way inside the opposition 22. The home side earn a penalty at the breakdown and Cruden will line up a kick at goal from 30m out.
3.00: Cruden's kick sails over and the Chiefs take the lead early on.
5.00: The Chiefs are penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown inside the Crusaders' half. Carter kicks for touch.
7.00: The Crusaders put in a strong rolling maul and get themselves within 10m of the line. They look to run wide but the Chiefs affect a turnover as they are awarded a penalty at the breakdown. Cruden clears to relieve the pressure.
8.00: The Chiefs are penalised for foul play at lineout time and Carter kicks for the corner.
9.00: The Crusaders are pinged at the first scrum of the match for early engagement. The home side take it quickly.
12.00: The Crusaders gain momentum off the back of a scrum inside the opposition 22. They are unable to hold onto the bal just 10m from the line as the Chiefs look to put in a strong counter attack through Cruden.
14.00: The Chiefs are penalised for off-side and Carter will line up a kick at goal from 30m out.
15.00: Carter slots the kick, levelling the scores in Hamilton.
16.00: The Crusaders are penalised for going off their feet inside opposition territory. Cruden will line up a 55m kick at goal.
18.00: The kick is unsuccessful as the ball hits the post.
20.00: The Chiefs gain momentum as they string together over fifteen phases inside the opposition 22. They get within 5m of the line but lose the ball as play drifts wide and Ellis clears.
22.00: Liam Messam makes a strong break as he runs over 35m to get inside the Crusaders' 22. A loose ball sees the Crusaders gather and clear to get out of jail.
24.00: The Crusaders are penalised at scrum time and Cruden will line up a kick at goal from 35m out.
25.00: Cruden's kick drifts wide.
26.00: The Chiefs get within 5m of the line after a classy break by Sonny Bill Williams. They are able to get over the line after a strong drive and the TMO rules that Sona Taumalolo has scored his ninth try of the season.
27.00: Cruden slots the conversion and becomes the highest points scorer of the season thus far.
28.00: The Crusaders look to run the ball from half way and work through several phases but lose the ball forward and the Chiefs will feed a defensive scrum just on their own 22m line.
31.00: The Chiefs are penalised at scrum time and Carter will line up a kick at goal from directly in front of the uprights.
32.00: Carter bangs over the kick, reducing the deficit.
34.00: Robbie Robinson makes a strong break for the Chiefs. There is a hole for Sonny Bill Williams, who off-loads to Messam who crosses over for the Chiefs' second try.
35.00: Cruden converts the try.
38.00: The Crusaders feed a scrum inside the Chiefs' 22. They get within 15m of the line but Wyatt Crockett loses the ball and the Chiefs run 80m to get over the line. The touch judge spots an earlier infringement for off-side, however, and Dan Carter kicks for touch from just inside his own half.
40.00: The Crusaders are able to dot down after the hooter as Ryan Crotty crosses over in the corner.
41.00: Carter is unable to convert the try.
The half time score was Chiefs 17 Crusaders 11.
40.00: Dan Carter gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the Crusaders.
41.00: The Crusaders are penalised at ruck time inside the Chiefs' 22 and Cruden clears.
43.00: Crotty makes a strong run for the Crusaders and the home side are penalised at the breakdown. Carter will line up a 25m kick at goal.
44.00: Carter bangs over the kick.
47.00: The Crusaders are penalised inside their own territory but the penalty is reversed as Tewera Kerr-Barlow is caught stamping. Carter kicks for touch but the ball goes too far and rolls over the dead ball line.
48.00: The Crusaders are penalised at scrum time and Cruden will line up a kick at goal from 40m out.
49.00: Cruden slots the kick, extending the Chiefs' lead.
54.00: The Crusaders win a lineout against the throw inside Chiefs territory. They work through phases but the Chiefs' defence remains impenetrable. Robbie Fruean throws a forward pass and the home side will feed a defensive scrum.
59.00: The Chiefs are penalised inside opposition territory and Carter kicks for touch.
61.00: The Crusaders put in a massive scrum inside Chiefs territory and earn a penalty. Carter will line up a kick at goal from 35m out.
62.00: Carter's kick is on target.
64.00: The Chiefs rumble towards the line as they work they work their way inside the opposition 22. The Chiefs are unable to hold onto the ball and the visitors look to run the ball, with several options out wide.
65.00: The home side are penalised at the breakdown inside opposition territory and Carter kicks for touch.
66.00: The Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown on half way. Cruden will line up a 53m long-range kick at posts.
67.00: Cruden's kick is unsuccessful and bounces off the cross bar.
71.00: The Chiefs will feed a scrum on half way after the visitors lose the ball forward.
74.00: The Crusaders earn a penalty after the Chiefs are caught off-side at the ruck. Carter will line up a 45m kick at goal.
75.00: The kick is just short.
79.00: The Chiefs feed a scrum inside their own territory. The Crusaders affect a steal and look to gain territory but the Chiefs' defence stands firm.
80.00: The Crusaders set up some strong pick and drives as they work their way towards the opposition 22 after the hooter.
82.00: The Chiefs drive the visitors back over half way and book their spot in the 2012 final after the visitors infringe.
The final score is Chiefs 20 Crusaders 17.
Tries - S. Taumalolo, L. Messam
Pen - A. Cruden 2
Con - A. Cruden 2
Tries - R. Crotty
Pen - D. Carter 4
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 2: Keith Brown
TMO: Garratt Williamson
1. Sona Taumalolo, 2. Mahonri Schwalger, 3. Ben Tameifuna, 4. Craig Clarke (c), 5. Brodie Retallick, 6. Liam Messam, 7. Tanerau Latimer, 8. Kane Thompson, 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 10. Aaron Cruden, 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 13. Andrew Horrell, 14. Tim Nanai-Williams, 15. Robbie Robinson.
Replacements: 16. Hika Elliot, 17. Ben Afeaki, 18. Michael Fitzgerald, 19. Sam Cane, 20. Brendon Leonard, 21. Jackson Willison, 22. Lelia Masaga.
1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Corey Flynn, 3. Ben Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Samuel Whitelock, 6. George Whitelock, 7. Matt Todd, 8. Richie McCaw (c), 9. Andy Ellis, 10. Dan Carter (vc), 11. Zac Guildford, 12. Ryan Crotty, 13. Robbie Fruean, 14. Adam Whitelock, 15. Israel Dagg.
Reserves: 16. Quentin MacDonald, 17. Owen Franks, 18. Tom Donnelly, 19. Luke Whitelock, 20. Willi Heinz, 21. Tom Taylor, 22. Sean Maitland.