Crusaders give Sharks their third straight defeat



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The Sharks look to have picked the wrong time to change their form. They need to find form and fast. They have already lost their second placing and a loss this week should see them drop out of the top four.

Friday May 2
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Touch judges: Brett Bowden (Australia), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
Television match official: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
Head-to-Head: Played 13, Crusaders 9, Sharks 3, Drawn 1
In Christchurch/Timaru: Played 6, Crusaders 4, Sharks 2
Last season: Round 5, March 3 2007: Sharks 27-26 Crusaders at Absa Stadium, Durban


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


5.00: The Crusaders were the first to score as they were on the attack and being 5m out from the tryline a Sharks player was caught offside. Stephen Brett took the penalty kick and slotted it.


10.00: The Crusaders are dominating just about every facet of the game. The Sharks have made two mistakes in kicking the ball straight out and into touch.


12.00: The Sharks were awarded a penalty so Ruan Pienaar took the kick but missed.


16.00: The Crusaders looked to have scored a try so Stuart Dickinson went upstairs and eventually Greg Somerville is awarded the try.


17.00:  Stephen Brett converted the try.


26.00: The Sharks work the ball up to the tryline and Crusader Ben Franks gives away a penalty.


26.00: Rory Kockott takes the kick and misses.


28.00: Ryan Kankowski breaks free from the Crusaders defence and shoves off Richie McCaw to score a fantastic try.


28.00: Rory Kockott converts the try and the Sharks are right back in the match.


32.00: Andrew Ellis has a great break and cuts straight through the Sharks defence but the pass to Wyatt Crockett dropped the ball and a try goes begging.


33.00: The beast goes off for blood as Jannie du Plessis comes on.


35.00: The Shark give a penalty away and Stephen Brett slots it to extend the lead.


38.00: Odwa Ndungane has a great break but as the ball goes dead Richie McCaw is sent to the bin for foul play.


39.00: Rory Kockott takes the resulting penalty kick and slots it.


40.03: The siren goes for half time. A scrum is awarded but eventually the ball  goes out.


The Score at half time was Crusaders 13 Sharks 10


The second half is underway.


49.00: McCaw comes back on.


51.00: The Sharks suffer a blow in that Johann Muller comes off injured.


52.00: The Sharks then catch the Crusaders unaware as Kockott flies down the wing but as they change sides of the field the ball is knocked on.


55.00: The Sharks enjoy a good passage of play as they work the ball up and into the Crusaders half.


57.00: The pressure pays off and the Crusaders giove away a penalty so Rory Kockott takes the shot at goal and pushes it wide.


69.00: An excellent paasage of play by the Sharks sees them put phase after phase together but the Crusaders defence holds strong.


73.00: As territory and possession swing in favour of the Sharks coach Dick Muir sends on his subs.


74.00: A fumbled ball in atrocious conditions gets knocked back twice by the Sharks only for the Crusaders to pounce as they do and Wyatt Crockett scores what must be the winning try.


75.00: In absolutely terrible conditions with rain flooding down Stephen Brett misses the conversion.


79.00: The Conditions remain bad as it has been for the whole second half.


80.00: The siren goes.


The Final Score is Crusaders 18 Sharks 10





Tries – Greg Somerville, Wyatt Crockett

Pen – Stephen Brett (2)

Con -Stephen Brett
Cards – Richie McCaw 38 (yellow)



Tries – Ryan Kankowski

Pen – Rory Kockott

Con – Rory Kockott




Leon MacDonald, Kade Poki, Casey Laulala, Tim Bateman, Sean Maitland, Stephen Brett, Andrew Ellis, Nasi Manu, Richard McCaw (captain), Kieran Read, Ali Williams, Brad Thorn, Greg Somerville, Corey Flynn, Ben Franks.
Reserves: Ti’i Paulo, Wyatt Crockett, Ross Filipo, George Whitelock, Kahn Fotuali’i, Hamish Gard, Caleb Ralph.

Sharks :

15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Waylon Murray , 12. Francois Steyn, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Ruan Pienaar, 9. Rory Kockott, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. AJ Venter ,6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller (capt) , 4. Albert van den Burg , 3. BJ Botha, 2. Craig Burden, 1. Beast Mtawarira

Replacements: : 16. Skipper Badenhorst, 17. Jannie du Plessis, 18. Jean Deysel , 19. Keegan Daniel, 20. Andries Strauss,21. Henno Mentz , 22. Adrian Jacobs.

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