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The Crusaders aim to go top of the log with their match against the Sharks from Durban in South Africa. At number 10 for the Sharks is New Zealand’s Tony Brown.


This is the first of 5 away matches for the Sharksm most of which are against highly rated teams. New Zealand teams this year will be away for three matches at most, so the poor Sharks have a tough draw this year.


Almost Live match summary



Referee – George Ayoub


Conditions – Good


Time: 0.00
0.20
Penalty to the Crusaders
Daniel Carter gets it.
Crusaders 3 Sharks 0
9.00
Penalty to the Sharks 
Montgomery gets its over
Crusaders 3 Sharks 3
15.00
Penalty to the Sharks
Montgomery misses
Crusaders 3 Sharks 3
21.00
Carter creates a great break, Montgomery intercepts
He gets the ball down
Montgomery converts
Crusaders 3 Sharks 10
25.00
Mauger makes a break down the right and sure to score
The touch judge says he out. The video shows he is in.
28.00
Tony Brown in replaced by Bradley Barrit – knee
Mauger for the Crusaders is also replaced by McIntyre
31.00
The Sharks are given another penalty
Montgomery get it
Crusaders 3 Sharks 13
36.00
The Crusaders are making way too many handling errors and will need to sharpen up.
39.00
Crusader make a charge for the line but get the penalty instead.
Carter gets it over
Crusaders 6 Sharks 13

Half time


2nd half is underway


41.00
The Crusaders go on the attack only to knock on
43.00
There is a chargedown and the Sharks get the ball and Ndungane gets the ball to score the try
44.00
Montgomery converts
Crusaders 6 Sharks 20
45.00
McCaw sets up a ruck with and Gear gets a ball (forward?) on the wing
He scores the try
Carter misses the conversion
Crusaders 11 Sharks 20
53.00
Crusaders get a penalty
Carter gets it over
Crusaders 14 Sharks 20
57.00
Crusaders are playing much better
62.00
McCaw has stood up to be counted and it’s making the difference
66.00
Unbelieveably the Sharks have missed 17 tackles the Crusaders 4 -still they lead
Huge pressure from the Crusaders leads to a try in the corner by Caleb Ralph
Carter snuffs the conversion
Crusaders 19 Sharks 20
73.00
Carter goes for the drop and gets it
Crusaders 22 Sharks 20
76.00
Crusaders are ensuring that the game is being played in the Sharks half
78.00
Crusaders go for the kill with the try
79.00
A heroic defensive effort by the Sharks saves a try.
80.00


The hooter blows


Final score Crusaders 22 Sharks 20


Crusaders saved by a drop goal.


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Scorers


Crusaders


Tries
Gear
Ralph

Conversions

Penalties
Carter 3

Drop goals
Carter



Sharks


Tries
Montgomery
Ndungane

Conversions
Montgomery 2

Penalties
Montgomery 2

Drop goals


Teams


Crusaders:
15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Aaron Mauger, 11 Caleb Ralph, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Kevin Senio, 8 Mose Tuiali’i, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Reuben Thorne, 5 Ross Filipo, 4 Chris Jack, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Greg Somerville.
Reserves: 16 Tone Kopelani, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Brad Mika, 19 Johnny Leo’o, 20 Matt France, 21 Cameron McIntyre, 22 Scott Hamilton.


Sharks:
15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Brent Russell, 10 Tony Brown, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Jacques Botes, 7 AJ Venter (captain), 6 Solly Tyibilika, 5 Albert van den Berg, 4 Johann Muller, 3 BJ Botha, 2 Skipper Badenhorst, 1 Deon Carstens.
Reserves: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Brent Moyle, 18 Johan Ackermann, 19 Daniel Farani, 20 Sandile Nxumalo, 21 Bradley Barritt, 22 Craig Burden.

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