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Crusaders beat Hurricanes in Wellington

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The Hurricanes and the Crusaders have met 41 times in Super Rugby, the Canes have won 13 games, lost 25, and drawn three times.

The Hurricanes have played 17 Super Rugby matches at home, winning seven, losing nine, and drawing once

  • The Crusaders have won seven of their last eight Super Rugby games against the Hurricanes (L1), including a 39-25 win in their last away game against them (Rd 2, 2020 Super Rugby Aotearoa).
  • The defending champion Crusaders have won their last two away games against the Hurricanes in Super Rugby and will be looking for three consecutive away wins against them for the first time in the history of the competition.
  • The Crusaders will be looking to avoid back-to-back Super Rugby defeats for the first time since March 2018 after succumbing to a 33-12 defeat to the Highlanders in their last game (Round 6, Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021).
  • Jordie Barrett has scored 42 points in his last two Super Rugby appearances; however, he has not scored 10+ points in a home game since Round 3 of the 2020 Super Rugby season (13 v Sharks).
  • Sevu Reece has made 10 offloads so far this Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, three more than any other player in the competition.
  • Ruben Love starts his first Super Rugby Aotearoa at first-five, he has played all of six minutes for the Canes.
  • Joe Moody plays his 100th Super Rugby match for the Saders.

Match detail

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1.00: PEEEEP! We are underway at a sunny Sky Stadium in Wellington.

3.00: A lively start for the Hurricanes as they look to run from deep. They are awarded a penalty on the halfway line, Jordie Barrett calls for the tee.

4.00: MISS! Barrett cannot open the scoring.

5.00: Bryn Hall knocks on, scrum Canes in the Saders’ half.

600: Codie Taylor gets over the ball, winning a penalty at the ruck. Richie Mo’unga boots the ball to the opposition’s 22.

7.00: Dane Coles wins the penalty for his team after Taylor is isolated. Boy, these two hookers are at a different level of class.

9.00: PENALTY! Barrett calls for the tee again and makes no mistake from in front. 3-0

11.00: TRY! George Bridge is tackled short of the try line by Ngani Laumape before wrigging over and being held up. It looks like a double movement, but the TMO awards the try. 3-5

11.00: CONVERSION! Mo’unga nails his first shot at goal. 3-7

14.00: Both teams kicking for territory before the visitors decide to keep the ball in hand. After several phases, the Saders kick again, but Julian Savea concedes a penalty that allows Mo’unga to kick to the corner.

16.00: Peter Umaga-Jensen and Ngani Laumape are caught offside from the attack off the driving maul.

17.00: Crusaders tap-and-go, but give away a penalty on the Hurricanes’ try line. Good work by the hosts.

18.00: Whetukamokamo Douglas knocks on; no advantage, scrum Hurricanes near halfway.

19.00: Bridge knocks on a high ball near the Canes’ 10m. The game is a little scrappy as both teams look to settle into the contest.

21.00: Peter Umaga-Jensen breaks from midfield before booting the ball away. Will Jordan cleans up, Mo’unga clears, but the Hurricanes give away a penalty. Jack Goodhue limps off the field, Leicester Fainga’anuku comes on at centre.

22.00: CAPTAIN’S REFERRAL! Three penalties in a row: offside, jumping across the lineout, and now for not releasing. However, David Havili neck-rolled Jordie Barrett. The Canes got lucky there.

24.00: Bridge has a brace after Taylor’s long, floated pass to Jordan. Bridge had space on the touchline and strolled in for the try. Moody limps off in his 100th Super Rugby match. 3-12

25.00: CONVERSION! Mo’unga does the business. 3-14

26.00: George Bower is on for Joe Moody.

28.00: TRY! WOW! The Hurricanes almost fluff the opportunity after Xavier Numia’s loose pass, but Ngani Laumape takes Coles’ pass, runs a beautiful line at Bower, beats the prop, and the cover defenders to score. 8-14

29.00: CONVERSION! Barrett makes no mistake. 10-14

30.00: Codie Taylor wins another penalty after Ngani Laumape is isolated after the restart.

30.00: PENALTY! Mo’unga knocks over the kick. 10-17

31.00: TRY! The Bus, Julian Savea, strikes for the home team after Scott Barrett loses the restart. James Blackwell made the run down the touchline, played in the winger, who raced away to score in the corner. 15-17

32.00: CONVERSION! Barrett fades his kick through the posts. We are level. 17-17

34.00: Barrett shanks his clearance kick, giving the Crusaders a lineout on the Hurricanes’ 22.

35.00: Superb work by Ardie Savea, who wins the penalty at the next ruck.

36.00: Bower knocks on in contact. Barrett put in a big hit on Mo’unga after the flyhalf’s linebreak, following a stolen lineout by the visitors.

37.00: Sevu Reece pushes Jordie Barrett in the back; penalty to the hosts.

39.00: Ardie Savea hols up Scott Barrett in the tackle, and using one hand, strips the lock and breaks up-field. But the move stops after Savea’s pass is almost intercepted by David Havili.

41.00: Jordie Barrett boots the penalty to the opposition’s 22.

42.00: Julian Savea is held up by Sam Whitelock after a last-ditch attack by the hosts. The Hurricanes went side-to-side, but could not crack the red wall.

43.00: CAPTAIN’S REFERRAL! It’s the Crusaders who go to the new referral, this time. TMO Glen Newman spots that Ngani Laumape used his elbow to the throat of Scott Barrett in the build-up of the previous attack.

43.00: YELLOW CARD! Ngani Laumape is off before the interval. 17-17

The halftime score was Hurricanes 17 Crusaders 17

41.00: PEEEEP! We are back underway in Wellington, New Zealand.

44.00: TRY! Wes Goosen opens the second stanza scoring after a superb run by Ardie Savea and Barrett. Coles’ run off the ball took two defenders away from Goosen, who stepped inside the cover defenders and ran away to score. 22-17

45.00: CONVERSION! Barrett adds the extras. 24-17

46.00: Reece gets in front of Mo’unga after Jordan’s linebreak, and is pinged for offside.

50.00: Big scrum by Jason Holland’s forwards, who win the scrum penalty. Barrett boots the ball to the 22.

54.00: End-to-end! The Canes lose the fifth lineout of the game, it allows the Saders to break from their line. Jordan carries, after Havili’s break, but he kicks the ball out behind the dead-ball line.

57.00: PENALTY! Mo’unga adds three more. 24-20

60.00: Ardie Savea, who has been immense, wins his side a penalty.

61.00: PENALTY! Barrett makes no mistake. 27-20

64.00: TRY! Reece is away in the corner, before running around to score under the posts. The Canes use their referral to check for a forward pass by Mo’unga. 27-25

64.00: CONVERSION! Mo’unga levels. 27-27

67.00: Both benches have been emptied as we enter the final moments.

69.00: Scott Barrett with another handling error, his third of the game, gives the Canes a midfield scrum inside Saders’ territory.

72.00: Another scrum penalty goes against the champions, it looked like the Saders’ are hard done by. Barrett calls for the tee for a 63-metre penalty attempt.

73.00: MISS! Wow, that kick had the legs, it was just wide to the left. 27-27

77.00: Both teams looking for the dagger, but mistakes and turnovers halt progress.

79.00: MISS! Mo’unga’s drop-goal is wide. 27-27

81.00: The hooter sounds, but Barrett has to drop out from his goal line. Here we go!

82.00: Barrett boots to touch, we are going to Golden Point Extra Time for the second time this weekend.

The final score after 80 minutes was Hurricanes 27 Crusaders 27

81.00: PEEEEP! We are back underway for this historic second Golden Point game in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

82.00: DROP-GOAL David Havili you biscuit! Mitchell Dunshea charged down from the restart, the Crusaders went through the phases before Havili’s heroics. 27-30

FULL TIME

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The final score after Golden Point Extra Time is Hurricanes 27 (17) Crusaders 30 (17)

Scorers

Hurricanes
Tries – Laumape, J. Savea, Goosen
Pen – J. Barrett (2)
Con – J. Barrett (3)
Drop –
Cards – Laumape (Yellow, 43′)

Crusaders
Tries – Bridge (2), Reece
Pen – Mo’unga (2)
Con – Mo’unga (3)
Drop – Havili
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2: Brendon Pickerill
TMO: Glenn Newman

Teams

Hurricanes

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Ruben Love, 9 Luke Campbell, 8 Devan Flanders, 7 Ardie Savea (captain), 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Xavier Numia

Replacements:
16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Scott Scrafton, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 22 Cameron Roigard, 23 Billy Proctor

Crusaders

15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 David Havili, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Cullen Grace, 7 Sione Havili Talitui, 6 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett (captain), 3 Oliver Jager, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody

Replacements:
16 Brodie McAlister, 17 George Bower, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Mitchell Dunshea, 20 Tom Sanders, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Dallas McLeod, 23 Leicester Fainga’anuku

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