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Crusaders beat Fijian Drua in Christchurch

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This will be the first Super Rugby Pacific match between the Crusaders and Fijian Drua.

The Crusaders have won their last four matches when facing a team for the first time, as many as they won in all their 15 fixtures prior (W4, D2, L9).

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1.00: PEEEP! We are underway in Christchurch, New Zealand.

2.00: TRY! Crusaders win an early penalty in the Drua 22, and kick to the corner. The ball went Fergus Burke, who floated a wide pass to the open Leicester Fainga’anuku. Fainga’anuku (10), who has scored two hat-tricks, extends his lead at the top of the try-scoring stakes. 5-0

4.00: CONVERSION! Burke adds the extras. 7-0

8.00: PENALTY! Teti Tela puts Drua on the board. 7-3

10.00: All Saders so far.

12.00: The first scrum of the game has to be – surprise, surprise – reset. Snoozevilles.

14.00: An infuriating play by Drua. The Fijians wins a free-kick, and go quickly before kicking out with a poor kick to give the hosts an attacking lineout outside the 22.

15.00: TRY! An eight-phase attack ends with Burke combining with Jack Goodhue to put Tom Christie away. 12-3

16.00: CONVERSION! Burke nails that kick. 14-3

19.00: The two teams and the ref are taking forever to set the scrums.

21.00: A lot of needless offside penalties from both teams.

23.00: Crusaders win a penalty on their first feed to clear their 22.

26.00: The home team is beginning to assert their authority, the visitors, out of sorts.

28.00: TRY! Another eight-phase attack ends with Sevu Reece, at first receiver, putting Sam Whitelock through a gap. Whitelock, playing his 170th Super Rugby match, crashed through two defenders to notch a rare ninth Super Rugby try. 19-3

29.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good. 21-3

32.00: The Fijians keep coming, but they cannot find that last pass or stop making mistakes inside the Saders’ half. A promising sustained attack finished with a forward pass and knock-on. This is very fustrating.

34.00: It’s all Saders.

37.00: TRY! Jack Goodhue sends Sevu Reece in for his 41st Super Rugby try, and seventh of the season. The Crusaders look ominous. 26-3

38.00: CONVERSION! Burke slots the wide kick. 28-3

41.00: Sevu Reece – bizarrely – throws an inside pass to Drua standoff Caleb Muntz instead of putting his down to score in the corner.

The halftime score was Crusaders 28 Fijian Drua 3

41.00: PEEEP! We are back underway at Orangetheory Stadium.

43.00: Drua coming out hot after the break.

45.00: Burke can’t take a high ball, scrum to the tourists.

47.00: TRY! Burke, on the wraparound, finished off an 11-phase attack, beating Ilaisa Droasese on the outside to score. 33-3

49.00: CONVERSION! Burke converts his try. 35-3

53.00: TRY! Burke puts Reece away for his second of the night. Too easy! 40-3

54.00: MISS! The kick is wide. 40-3

56.00: Drua wins a scrum penalty for collapsing by Williams.

63.00: TRY! The ball is sent wide to George Bridge to dive over for another score. 45-3

64.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good. 47-3

67.00: Drua nned to keep this score down, do not fold trying to play sevens.

70.00: YELLOW CARD! Selestino Ravutaumada off for the rest of the game. 47-3

71.00: TRY! Braydon Ennor hit the line with pace to bring up the half-century. 52-3

73.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good! 54-3

74.00: The Fijians are reeling, the red wave keeps coming.

75.00: TRY! Braydon Ennor puts Christie away for the flanker’s brace. 59-3

76.00: CONVERSION! Burke is on fire! 61-3

79.00: Crusaders almost get a 10th, but the hooter will end this mismatch.

81.00: Game over.


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The final score is Crusaders 61 (28) Drua 3 (3)


Tries – Fainga’anuku, Christie (2), Whitelock, Reece (2), Burke, Bridge, Ennor
Pen –
Con – Burke (8)
Drop –
Cards –

Fijian Drua
Tries –
Pen – Tela
Con –
Drop –
Cards – Ravutaumada (Yellow, 70′)

Match Officials
Referee: Angus Mabey
Assistant Ref 1: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2: 
Jono Bredin
TMO: Glenn Newman


Crusaders: 15 Chay Fihaki, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Leicester Fainga’anuku, 10 Fergus Burke, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Scott Barrett (captain), 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Zach Gallagher, 3 Fletcher Newell, 2 Ricky Jackson, 1 Finlay Brewis.

Replacements: 16 Shilo Klein, 17 Tamaiti Williams, 18 Oli Jager, 19 Dominic Gardiner, 20 Corey Kellow, 21 Mitch Drummond, 22 Simon Hickey, 23 George Bridge.

Fijian Drua: 15 Ilaisa Droasese, 14 Selestino Ravutaumada, 13 Kalaveti Ravouvou, 12 Teti Tela, 11 Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, 10 Caleb Muntz, 9 Peni Matawalu, 8 Nemani Nagusa (captain), 7 Mesulame Dolokoto, 6 Joseva Tamani, 5 Ratu Rotuisolia, 4 Isoa Nasilasila, 3 Samuela Tawake, 2 Zuriel Togiatama, 1 Kaliopasi Uluilakepa.

Replacements: 16 Tevita Ikanivere, 17 Haereiti Hetet, 18 Manasa Saulo, 19 Chris Minimbi, 20 Raikabula Momoedonu, 21 Leone Nawai, 22 Jona Mataiciwa, 23 Kitione Ratu.

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