Super Rugby

Crusaders beat Jaguares in Christchurch




Super Rugby reaches Round 8 this weekend and the action kicks off in Christchurch where the Crusaders host the Jaguares.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Jagaures kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Jaguares press the Crusaders back into their 22 but the Crusaders steal a line out and kick upfield. The Crusaders attack and press the Jaguares into their 22 and they go for the corner but Nadolo is pushed into touch next to the tryline.

3.00: The Crusaders put the Jagaures under pressure at the scrum and they have to dot the ball down behind the line.

5.00: The Crusaders win the scrum. They initially lose ground but after 5 phases Crotty passes to Dagg who offloads to Andy Ellis who scores.

6.00: Richie Mo’unga adds the conversion.

9.00: The Crusaders are playing at a frantic pace. Some of the Jagaures are already looking like they have played 60 minutes. Dagg overcooks a deep kick so we go back for a scrum. There is a break in play as a Jaguares needs some help from the medics.

10.00: Penalty from the scrum to the Jagaures for the front row collapsing. The Jaguares will have a penalty shot.

11.00: Juan Martín Hernández slots the penalty and the Jaguares are on the board.

12.00: The Jaguares try to clear the ball after the restart but Johnny McNicholl charges it down and almost gets a try. Instead the ball goes out behind the dead ball line.

14.00: The Crusaders attack in the Jaguares half but they knock on. The Jaguares win the scrum and kick to the half way line. The Crusaders win the line out and run the ball but they knock on.

16.00: The Crusaders concede another penalty from the scrum. The Jaguares kick for touch. They win the ball and kick further upfield and into touch.

18.00: The Jaguares win a line out after the Crusaders lose it into touch. Its messy and Ellis almost gets away with the ball but passes it back into touch.

19.00: The Jaguares win the line out and kick to the half way line.

22.00: The Crusaders break through the Jaguares defence after a line out and Johnny McNicholl races through but is stopped just short of the tryline. Joaquín Tuculet slows the ball down and is yellow carded.

23.00: the Crusaders line out is poor and the Jaguares come away with it. They boot it away and the Crusaders counter attack.

24.00; The Crusaders keep the ball moving through the hands and they eventually stretch the Jaguares and Israel Dagg scores. TRY!

25.00: Mo’unga takes the conversion but misses.

29.00: Andy Ellis breaks through for the Crusaders after the Jaguares knock on and makes half the field. The Crusaders follow up in support and Mo’unga rips the ball off Hernandez and runs in to score. TRY!

31.00: Mo’unga converts his try and the Crusaders have the bonus point if it stays like this.

34.00: The Jaguares work the ball into the Crusaders half. They kick behind Nadolo who has to turn and he loses the ball but the Jagaures cant control the ball either and it goes into touch. The Crusaders win the line out and Nadolo kicks for touch.

37.00: The Jagaures work the ball through 16 phases. The Crusaders defend and through 17 phases before turning the ball over and they kick it into touch. Straight into touch by Codie Taylor so the Jaguares get the line out.

38.00: The Jaguares win the line out and start going through the phases again.

39.00: The Crusaders turn the ball over and run it into the Jagaures 22, the backs all get involved and they change sides. Codie Taylor runs the ball into the 22 but the pass to Mo’unga is knocked on.

40.00; Penalty as the siren sounds from the scrum to the Crusaders. They choose to have a penalty kick for posts.

41.00: Mo’unga nails the penalty. It’s half time.

The half time score was Crusaders 22 Jaguares 3

The second half is underway.

The Jaguares kick the ball straight into touch so there will be a line out.

43.00: The Jaguares have come out a lot more determined. They hold on to the ball for three minutes going through the phases and they get to the 5m line but get pushed into touch.

44.00: The Jaguares again go through the phases but this time they win a penalty for not releasing. They kick to the corner. Johnny McNicholl has been replaced by Sean Wainui.

45.00: The Jaguares work the ball to 2m out. Creevy grabs the ball and dives for the line but loses it forward.

46.00: A fight breaks out off the ball so there will be a break in play. Jordan Taufua is also down. The TMO is called in. Andy Ellis is given a warning for throwing a punch and the Jaguares have a penalty. They kick to the corner.

47.00: The Jaguares win the line out and Facundo Isa races around the maul and scores in the corner. TRY!

48.00: Hernández adds the conversion from out wide.

53.00: Penalty to the Crusaders. Mo’unga kicks to the corner. The Crusaders win the line out and Taufua breaks off the side but loses the ball. The Jaguares kick the ball well downfield.

57.00: The Crusaders are playing the ball in the Jaguares half but they knock on.

59.00: The Crusaders break out in the Jaguares half. They get the ball wide and Nadolo looks like he will score but it’s Kieran Read who gets the ball from Nadolo who scores. TRY!

60.00: Mo’unga misses the conversion from out wide.

62.00: Israel Dagg gets into space and races for the line and scores in the corner. TRY!

64.0: Mo’unga misses the conversion.

65.00: Its really opening up for the Crusaders. They get the ball to the corner but some desperate defence from the Jaguares saves a try and they kick upfield.

72.00: The Crusaders continue to pressure the Jagaures in their half. Nadolo is ruled to have put a foot in touch but replays show he didnt.

76.00: The Crusaders move the ball from side to side and the Jaguares have to defend. The Jaguares win a penalty and chip the ball ahead and Santiago González Iglesias chases and scores in the corner. TRY!

The conversion is missed.

80.00: Penalty to the Crusaders. Mo’unga takes the kick for posts but misses as the siren sounds.

The Crusaders have won.

The full time score Crusaders 32 (22) Jaguares 15 (3)


Tries – A.Ellis, I.Dagg 2. R.Mo’unga, K.Read
Pen – R.Mo’unga
Con – R.Mo’unga 2
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – F. Isa, S.G.Iglesias
Pen – J.M.Hernández
Con – J.M.Hernández
Drop –
Cards – J. Tuculet (yellow 22nd min)

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Jamie Nutbrown
TMO : Aaron Paterson



1. Joe Moody ,2. Codie Taylor ,3. Owen Franks ,4. Luke Romano,5. Scott Barrett,6. Jordan Taufua,7. Matt Todd,8. Kieran Read (C),9. Andy Ellis,10. Richie Mo’unga,11. Nemani Nadolo,12. Ryan Crotty,13. Kieron Fonotia,14. Johnny McNicholl,15. Israel Dagg,

Replacements : 16. Ged Robinson,17. Wyatt Crockett,18. Mike Alaalatoa,19. Jimmy Tupou,20. Tim Boys,21. Mitchell Drummond,22. Sean Wainui,23. Ben Volavola,


1- Santiago García Botta , 2- Agustín Creevy (C) , 3- Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro , 4- Guido Petti , 5- Matías Alemanno , 6- Juan Manuel Leguizamón , 7- Rodrigo Báez , 8- Facundo Isa , 9- Gonzalo Bertranou , 10- Juan Martín Hernández , 11- Emiliano Boffelli , 12- Santiago González Iglesias , 13- Jerónimo de la Fuente , 14- Matías Orlando , 15- Joaquín Tuculet

Replacements : 16- Facundo Bosch , 17- Felipe Arregui , 18- Enrique Pieretto , 19- Juan Cruz Guillemaín , 20- Pablo Matera , 21- Felipe Ezcurra , 22- Joaquín Paz , 23- Lucas González Amorosino


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