Chiefs end Crusaders run



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This is the big one for the Chiefs. They are coming off the bye and they face the tournament leaders the Crusaders. Luckily the Chiefs are at home – and there are still tickets available.


Friday April 18
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Steve Walsh (New Zealand), Brent Murray (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Assessor: Kim Eichmann (New Zealand)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Crusaders 9, Chiefs 3
In Hamilton: Played 5, Crusaders 5, Chiefs 0
Last season: Round 14, May 4 2007: Chiefs 30-24 Crusaders at Jade Stadium, Christchurch


Match Detail



0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


2.00: The Chiefs got the perfect start when the Crusaders gave away an early penalty so Stephen Donald took the kick and slotted it to put the Chiefs in front.


7.00: The Crusaders were given a penalty as Tim Bateman is tackled late. Stephen Brett took the kick but sliced it.


13.00: The Chiefs scored the first try of the match as Sitiveni Sivivatu scored in the corner.


14.00: Stephen Donald took the conversion but it hit the posts.


17.00: The Crusaders looked to be on their way to scoring a try but Sean Maitland lost the ball in the try-saving tackle by Sitiveni Sivivatu.


20.00: Ref Craig Joubert gives Mils Muliaina a team warning for infringements telling him that the next time an infringement happens it will be a card. The Crusaders go for the scrum.


24.00: The Chiefs work the ball the length of the field but as the go for the try the ball is knocked on.


26.00: Toby Lynn of the Chiefs is sent to the bin for playing the ball on the ground.


29.00: The Chiefs (down to 14) score their second try as Simms Davison dives over the line.


30.00: Stephen Donald slots the conversion.


35.00: The Chiefs (still down to 14) get the overlap but the ball goes to ground.


36.00: Callum Bruce’s replacement Dwayne Sweeney is having a great game.


38. 00: The Chiefs are awarded a penalty for an intentional knock down. Stephen Donald slots it perfectly.


39.57: The siren goes.


The half time score is Chiefs 18 Crusaders 0


The second half is underway.


46.00: The Crusaders finally got on the board as the Chiefs fumbled the ball only for Stephen Brett to break free and pass to Andrew Ellis who scored the try.


47.00: Stephen Brett failed to convert the try.


66.00: The Crusaders come extremely close to scoring another try but the ball is lost as it is dotted down. The Crusader need two converted tries to win this match.


70..00: The Crusaders are making loads of mistakes – throwing away opportunities. Their performance has been most un-Crusaders-like.


73.00: The Crusaders seem to be trying too hard which is forcing mistakes. The Chiefs defence has also been outstanding.


78.00: Dwayne Sweeney puts in a huge tackle on Casey Laulala as they clash heads in the move. Casey Laulala looks to be knocked out as they call for the stretcher.


79.00: Laulala is taken off.


80.00: The siren goes



The full time score is Chiefs 18 Crusaders 5






Tries – Sitiveni Sivivatu,Simms Davison
Pen – Stephen Donald (2)
Con – Stephen Donald
Cards – Toby Lynn (yellow)



Tries – Andrew Ellis
Pen –
Con –



Mils Muliaina (captain), Lelia Masaga, Richard Kahui, Dwayne Sweeney, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Stephen Donald, Brendon Leonard, Sione Lauaki, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Kevin O’Neill, Toby Lynn, Ben Castle, Tom Willis, Simms Davison.

Aled de Malmanche, Ben May, Jay Williams, Faifili Levave, Jamie Nutbrown, Murray Williams, Sosene Anesi.


Scott Hamilton, Sean Maitland, Casey Laulala, Tim Bateman, Caleb Ralph, Stephen Brett, Andrew Ellis, Mose Tuiali’i, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read, Ali Williams, Brad Thorn, Greg Somerville, Corey Flynn, Ben Franks.

Ti’i Paulo, Wyatt Crockett, Ross Filipo, Nasi Manu, Kahn Fotuali’i, Hamish Gard, Kade Poki.   

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