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Super Rugby | Christchurch
07:35 (GMT) | 08-05-2015
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The Hooter has gone and the Reds are running it out from the restart. The Crusaders win a penalty as Taufua shows good work at the breakdown. Taufua kicks it out the bring the game to FULL-TIME.
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O'Connor adds the extras
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Frisby finds touch and Schatz secures the line-out. The Reds have made their way into the 22m of the Crusaders. Sautia comes just short of the line, and they continue to attack through Horewill as he bashes it up. Sautia runs a great line and he powers his way over the line for a try.
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Crusaders receive a penalty from the scrum. Carter looks for touch, and finds it on the 22m of the Reds. The move it wide from the line-out releasing Tuitavake again, but the Reds turn the ball over and are running it out from their 22m. Crusaders regain possession but the reds receive a penalty for holding on.
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Reds awarded a penalty from the scrum. Frisby puts it in the corner for a Reds line-out. Bird steals the line-out and Carter clears for touch. OÇonnor takes it quickly and the Reds attack as they spread wide but Tapuai is bundled into touch. The Crusaders take it quickly and attack, but play is brought to a halt for a Reds scrum.
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Fonotia throws a forward pass as the rusaders look to run it out from their 22m. The Reds receive a scrum on the 22m.
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Slade adds the extra 2 points with the boot.
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crusaders get the ball back and attack through Fonotia in the midfield. Great hands release Tuitavaki out-wide. Crusaders not 5m out. Dom Bird runs a short-line close to the ruck and powers his way over for the try.
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Crusaders steal the ball and Carter puts a cross-kick in but it just missess Macilai-Tori and it goes out for a Reds line-out.
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Crusaders now with a scrum just outside the Reds 22m. Drummond feeds and the Reds receive a penalty for illegal binding by the Reds. Turner kicks for touch and the Reds have a line-out on the 50m line.
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Slade eventually misses one from the conversion.
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Crusaders receive the ball back from a kick and immediately send it wide, Fonotia steps back in-field beating players. Tori receives the ball out-wide and beats 2 defenders with ease to cross over for a try.
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The Reds slow things down with a maul and Genia eventually plays Frisby. Crusaders defence is strong as the Reds are going nowhere. Thompson ignites some forward momentum for the Reds. Crusaders turn it over and Drummond clears down-field.
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Reds eventually get their hands on the ball but they kick possession away. It turns out to be a good kick as they gain territory for a line-out of their own on the Crusaders 5m.
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Slade adds the extra 2 points from the tee.
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The Crusaders have really opened up here as Carter finds some space, Taylor pops to Nadolo who beats Genia and finds Todd on the inside who canters over for another try.
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Slade continues to keep his kicking form from the tee and he adds the conversion.
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After the restart Whitelock busts two tackles as he streaks up the field showing some pace, he beeats another tackle then steps off his left to beat Frisby, he continues to pin his ears back and he finishes the for the try. What a try it was.
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.Slade slots another conversion from the corner.
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Crusaders steal the line-out and play wide left. Read receives a pass from Crotty wide-out and he passes to Nadolo and he runs hard and finishes well in the corner with two attempted tackles on him.
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Reds receive a penalty from the kick-off and turner opts for touch, but the Reds loose the ball after the line-out, and the Crusaders counter through Slade who finds a gap and releases Ellis . Taylor takes play up to the halfway. the Crusaders reset and send wide to Nadolo who is tackled hard into touch.
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The 'Saders receive a scrum penalty and they opt for poles. Slade doesn't miss and he extends the lead for the Crusaders.
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Crusaders now with a line-out on the Reds 10m. They secure the line-out and play left. Slade changes direction with a loopy skip pass trying to release Todd on the wing. Play is eventually stopped with a knock-on. Reds scrum on their 22m.
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O'Connor misses a sitter from in front and the Crusaders restart deep from the 22m.
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Reds now looking to hit back as are on the offense in the Crusaders 22m, and they receive a penalty for offside. Genia poitns to the poles.
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Slade curls in a beauty from the corner to raise the flags.
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As the reds spread wide, Nadolo intercepts a short pass from OÇonnor and he sprints 50m, beating Turner's feeble attempt at a tackle and he dives over in the corner for a try.
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SECOND-HALF: Reds flyhalf Nick Frisby gets the half underway.

Half Time

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O'Connor curls the kick in to add the extras. That brings the game to HALF-TIME.
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Reds set the maul again as Gill controls it at the back. Genia plays flat to Kerevi cutting out the flyhalf and Kerevi poers his way over the line for a try.
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Reds now with the ball and Genia puts a kick in behind the Crusaders defence for a line-out. The Reds win the line-out and are 10m from the try-line. OÇonnor has been prominent in phases. Slipper takes it up before Frisby sends it wide. Ellis helps himself at the ruck but illegally. Reds kick for the corner from the penalty.
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The Reds set the maul from the line-out and they drive over the line but they are penalised as the maul goes to the ground and Slipper continues to play. The Crusaders clear for touch.
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The Reds gamble and go for touch. Schatz wins the line-out and they set the drive again. Bird came in the side of the maul and the Reds receive another penalty. Bird is sent to the sin-bin.
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Whitelock claims the restart to set the play. Carter clears for touch and the Reds have a line-out on the 'Saders 10m. The Reds secure the line-out and the backline play a good set move as Kerevi comes back in on the switch. The Crusaders were off-side and the Reds receive a penalty.
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Crusaders secure the line-out and attack down the middle of the field. A penalty is given to the home-side for Gill off his feet. Slade goes for the poles and converts for the 3 points.
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Crusaders receive the free-kick from the scrum and Ellis clears but doesn't find touch. Kerevi takes the ball to the line and the Reds make some good metres, but the Crusaders turn the ball over and Slade punts down field. Genia returns with a boot and Taylor swings to Nadolo who spots some space behind Turner and he puts the boot in. The Chase is good and Nadolo swamps Turner into touch.
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The Reds repeat the play and set another line-out drive. Great defence from the Crusaders forwards and they are given the scrum as Genia can't find the ball.
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Turner opts for touch and takes play up to the Crusaders 10m line. Horwill secures the line-out and they set a good drive. After they break blind the Reds are awarded a penalty for Todd not releasing the tackler. Turner kicks for the Corner to set another line-out for the Reds. The Reds form a maul and the Crusaders a penalised for collapsing it.
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Reds win a line-out inside their own half, and set the maul. Genia puts a box kick in and Nadolo claims it but Thompson is penalised for not rolling away. Crusaders take it quickly and Slade makes another clean break, he finds Ellis who passes to Carter. Carter releases Taylor but a brilliant cover tackle from Slipper brings Taylor short. Taylor is penalised for holding on and the Reds are relieved with a penalty.
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Nadolo clears for touch and hands the line-out to the Reds on the 'Saders 10m. Horwill secures and the Reds spread wide to the wing but they are turned over and Nadolo comes away with the ball as he kicks a grubber through. Reds begin to counter. It is end-to-end stuff here at Christchurch.
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Slade missesthe conversion from out in front.
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Carter puts a great left boot in behind Turner to take play to the Reds 10m. Schatz secures the line-out and Genia box-kicks. The Crusaders launch a counter and Carter spots a gap as he bursts through and off-loads to Slade on the inside, Slade throws the dummy and sprints 30m to the try line for the score.
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The Reds eventually make the error and the Crusaders have a scrum inside their 22m.
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After a couple of reset scrums Crockett is penalised. The Reds will look for touch through Turner. Line-out 30m out of the Crusaders try-line and the Reds secure the ball. The forwards working in pods in channel one for the Reds as they inch closer to the line.
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Ellis feeds the scrum and Slade initiates a wide play for the Crusaders and Nadolo breaks one tackle but throws a loose off-load inside giving the Reds a scrum.
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Solid scrum and Genia picks up and snipes. Reds attacking near the Crusaders 22m but the home-side turn it over and release Tuitavake down the touchline, his off-load inside is knocked on by Horwill resulting in a Crusaders scrum on halfway.
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Genia puts a box kick in from the kick-off and the Reds turn over the ball with a good kick-chase. They kick deep again and the Crusaders counter looking to run the ball, but a stray pass results in Read knocking it on for the first scrum of the day going to the Reds.
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O'Connors first kick is good and he puts the Reds on the board.
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Reds now playing the ball for the first time in the match in the Crusaders half, and Todd is penalised for not releasing as the Reds receive the penalty. Oçonnor will look for 3.
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Slade makes a great conversion from the corner to add the extra 2 points.
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Crusaders with early possession in the Reds half, as they switch the play left and right, before Slade finds a half gab and off-loads to Todd who releases Nadolo. Nadolo breaks two tackles and throws a basketball type pass to Ellis who dives over for the try.
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KICK-OFF: Crusaders flyhalf gets the game under way
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It could well be the last game for Dan Carter and Richie McCaw for the Crusaders at Christchurch. Which will be extra motivation for the 'Saders as they will look to give a good send-off to the Crusaders' legends.
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The Crusaders have won three in a row against the Reds, and the Reds last win against the 'Saders was in the 2011 final. The Reds have only ever won once in Christchurch.
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Welcome to live coverage of Super Rugby Round 13 with the Reds taking on the Crusaders at Christchurch.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Tom Taylor
  • 14 Nafi Tuitavake
  • 13 Ryan Crotty
  • 12 Dan Carter
  • 11 Nemani Nadolo
  • 10 Colin Slade
  • 9 Andy Ellis
  • 8 Kieran Read
  • 7 Matt Todd
  • 6 Jordan Taufua
  • 5 Sam Whitelock
  • 4 Dominic Bird
  • 3 Nepo Laulala
  • 2 Codie Taylor
  • 1 Wyatt Crockett
RESERVES
  • 23 Jone Macilai-Tori
  • 22 Kieron Fonotia
  • 21 Mitchell Drummond
  • 20 Richie McCaw
  • 19 Jimmy Tupou
  • 18 Joe Moody
  • 17 Alex Hodgman
  • 16 Ben Funnell
START LINE UP
  • 15 Lachie Turner
  • 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia
  • 13 Samu Kerevi
  • 12 Anthony Fainga'a
  • 11 James O'Connor
  • 10 Nick Frisby
  • 9 Will Genia
  • 8 Jake Schatz
  • 7 Liam Gill
  • 6 Adam Thomson
  • 5 James Horwill
  • 4 Rob Simmons
  • 3 Greg Holmes
  • 2 James Hanson
  • 1 James Slipper
RESERVES
  • 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi
  • 22 Ben Tapuai
  • 21 Scott Gale
  • 20 Lolo Fakaosilea
  • 19 Marco Kotze
  • 18 Sam Talakai
  • 17 Sef Faagase
  • 16 Andrew Ready
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Preview: S15 Round 13, Part One

Wed, 06 May 2015 22:35

There is no escaping the spotlight in Christchurch on Friday, as a couple of All Black legends look set to make their final appearance in the city as Crusaders.

There is no escaping the spotlight in Christchurch on Friday, as a couple of All Black legends look set to make their final appearance in the city as Crusaders.

Several Crusaders could be playing their last ever Super Rugby match in Christchurch, as the seven-time champs host the Reds in a Super Rugby Round 13 encounter.

Not only All Blacks Dan Carter and Richie McCaw - the high-profile names on the billboards - but also Tom Taylor, Colin Slade and Willi Heinz are on the list of players who may never appear on a rugby field in the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

Carter, Slade, Taylor and Heinz have all announced that they will be heading offshore after this season.

McCaw has also indicated that it could be his final season, which means it could be the last chance for Christchurch fans to see them in action for the Crusaders.

Friday marks the team's final game in Christchurch this season, unless they qualify for the play-offs and, by some miracle, earn the right to host the match.

The other Friday encounter is between the vastly improved Rebels against the struggling Blues in Melbourne.

We look at Friday's matches!

Friday, May 8


Crusaders v Reds
(AMI Stadium, Christchurch - Kick-off: 19.35; 17.35 AEST, 07.35 GMT)

Richie McCaw desperately attempted to play down the focus on him and fellow All Black legend Dan Carter.

He is adamant the team's focus has been on winning the game and trying to salvage the Crusaders' season.

"We've still got a season to go yet so you don't want to start thinking like that," McCaw told Radio Sport.

McCaw missed last week's loss to the Hurricanes after being knocked-out against the Blues the week before.

Although named on the bench this week, he is determined to play a role in the drive to get the ninth-placed Crusaders' campaign back on track and help them secure a play-off spot.

"Stranger things have happened," McCaw said, adding: "We could have another game back here [in Christchurch] if we do it right.

"When you reflect on things later down the track, if you've performed well, you'd be pretty happy.

"You don't want to get too caught up in 'What might be'."

The Reds and Crusaders have a lengthy history and Reds coach Richard Graham said the side would travel to Christchurch with the knowledge of how formidable the Crusaders are to play at home.

"This is a strong rivalry that goes back to the beginning of the professional era," Grahams said.

"When people think of Reds versus Crusaders, most would probably have 2011 at the forefront of their mind, but there were many matches played against the Crusaders in the 1990s that were incredible contests," he added.

Recent results:
2014: Crusaders won 57-29, Brisbane
2013: Crusaders won 38-9, Christchurch (preliminary play-off match)
2012: Crusaders won 15-11, Christchurch
2011: Reds won 18-13, Brisbane (Final)
2011: Reds won 17-16, Brisbane
2010: Reds won 41-20, Brisbane

Prediction: The Reds accounted for the Crusaders' largest ever Super Rugby loss; a 16-52 defeat in Queensland in Round Three of the inaugural season.  The Crusaders have won three in a row against the Reds at an aggregate score of 110-49.  The Reds won the previous three but lost the 11 before that against the New Zealanders. Both these sides have lost three of their last four matches. Only the Reds' Adam Thomson (seven) and Marco Wentzel of the Sharks (eight) have produced more line-out steals than Crusader Luke Romano (6) this season. The Reds rank second for line-out success (90 percent) this season but the Crusaders have averaged more steals (2.5) than any other side.  Their opponents have an average success rate of a competition-low 79 percent. The emotion around the departing players (yes, we think the play-offs are a bridge too far) will rally the Crusaders, who will win by 15 to 20 points.

Teams:

Crusaders: 15 Tom Taylor, 14 Nafi Tuitavake, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Joe Moody, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Richie McCaw, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Kieron Fonotia, 23 Jone Macilai.

Reds: 15 Lachie Turner, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 James O'Connor, 10 Nick Frisby, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Marco Kotze, 20 Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Scott Gale, 22 Ben Tapuai, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Nick Briant, Paul Williams
TMO :Vinny Munro

Rebels v Blues
(AAMI Park, Rebels - Kick-off: 19.40; 21.40 NZST, 09.40 GMT)

The Rebels  are looking to go back-to-back against New Zealand opposition - also winning two home wins within six days.

However, coach Tony McGahan has played down talk of the much-improved Rebels team being play-off contenders - despite knocking over the highly-rated Chiefs last week.

Sitting in 10th place with five wins from 10 matches with six games left, the Rebels could reach the play-offs if results fall their way.

But McGahan, ecstatic after Melbourne overcame a severely disrupted preparation to beat the Chiefs 16-15, says the finals are "a long way away".

"We feel like we've got a good enough side to play in the knock-out stages, absolutely," he told the Herald Sun.

"But whether that's here or in the future, we've got too much in front of us to worry about that.

"All we know is that we've got the Blues this week and that's enough for us at this stage."

The Blues, who are even lower down the rankings and already out of the play-off race, has turned to Steven Luatua in the absence of the injured Jerome Kaino to lead his side out of the doldrums.

Luatua said he was looking forward to his new role as leader, adding that there is much pride to salvage.

"We want to finish strongly," he told the NZ Herald.

"I've got the skipper's armband now and I want to keep a 100 percent record."

The mounting injury toll at the Blues will not help Luatua's task.

Flank Luke Braid's immediate future is uncertain due to his third concussion of the season, with flyhalf Dan Bowden also out with a groin strain and fullback Charles Piutau sidelined by a knee injury.

Luatua, 24, said the victory over the Force last week - only their second win in 11 starts - would give the Blues confidence and that every player had to stand up in the wake of the injuries.

"The guys who might not have got many minutes, they know this is their time," Luatua said.

Previous results:
2013: Blues won 36-32, Auckland
2012: Rebels won 34-23, Melbourne
2011: Blues won 40-23, Albany

Prediction: The Rebels have won three of their last four games; their best ever run of form in Super Rugby.  The Rebels have not won by more than 10 points since Round Three of 2014. Their five wins this season have been at an aggregate margin of 28 points. The three previous clashes between these sides have all been won by the home side on the day. They have produced aggregate scores of 63, 57 and 68 points respectively. The Blues have lost the most rucks this season, an average of 5.3. However, opponents of the Rebels enjoy a better ruck success rate (96 percent) than against any other side. The Blues have scored just one try after 7+ phases of play, a joint-low in the competition. The Rebels meanwhile have scored a tournament-high 29 percent (5/17) of their tries after seven or more phases. The Blues have not been consistent enough this season to be worthy of a punt. The Rebels have some solid form and should win by more than one score - eight points.

Teams:

Rebels: Rebels: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Tom English, 13 Dom Shipperley, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Sefanaia Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Jordy Reid, 6 Colby Fainga'a, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Tim Metcher, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Telusa Veainu.

Blues: 15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Melani Nanai, 13 Francis Saili, 12 George Moala, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Steven Luatua (captain), 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Hayden Triggs, 4 Culum Retallick, 3 Angus Ta'avao, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 18 Sam Prattley, 19 Josh Bekhuis, 20 Joe Edwards, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Simon Hickey, 23 Hamish Northcott.

Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant referees: James Leckie, Graham Cooper
TMO: Ian Smith

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com


Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

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Perfect send-off for McCaw and Carter

Fri, 08 May 2015 09:25

MATCH REPORT: The Crusaders produced a devastating second half for a 58-17 rout of a very ordinary Reds team Christchurch on Saturday.

The Crusaders produced a devastating second half for a 58-17 rout of a very ordinary Reds team Christchurch on Saturday.

After leading just 15-10 at the half-time break, the Crusaders cut loose with six second-half tries to lead 58-10 - before taking their collective feet off the gas in the final 10 minutes.

The eight-tries-to-two rout kept alive the Crusaders' play-off dream.

However, of more significance it meant All Black legends Dan Carter and Richie McCaw were given a perfect send-off in what is likely to be their last appearance in Christchurch in the colours of the Crusaders.

Captain Kieran Read said the performance was about giving Carter and McCaw a fitting farewell in Christchurch.

"Those guys have done an awful lot for this team and it showed with the crowd getting behind us," he said.

Carter, the top points scorer in international rugby, will transfer to French club Racing Metro after this year's World Cup.

Meanwhile, All Blacks captain McCaw has indicated he intends to retire after the World Cup.

With their remaining home fixture, against the Hurricanes on May 29, being transferred to Nelson to accommodate the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, the Crusaders' days in Christchurch are just about numbered.

Unless there is a dramatic turn of events that affords the Crusaders homeground advantage in the play-offs, this would have been the two legends' last appearance for the Crusaders in Christchurch.

The Crusaders have not missed out on the play-offs since 2001 and the bonus-point win gives them some hope of maintaining the record.

But the Reds, who defeated the Crusaders to win the 2011 Super 15 title, have won only two from 11 games and have no chance of making the top six.

The home team made a perfect start with a try to scrumhalf Andy Ellis after just 90 seconds, set up by a rampaging run down the left wing from Nadolo.

Carter created the second 15 minutes later when he slipped through a gap in the defence and offloaded to Colin Slade, who ran from the half-way line for the try.

The Reds regrouped to apply sustained pressure and were rewarded with a try just on half-time when Samu Kerevi barged past three tacklers to narrow the gap to 15-10.

Their hard work was squandered in the first minute of the second half, when Nadolo intercepted a stray pass from Reds wing James O'Connor and took off for his first try.

His second came just over 10 minutes later as Carter helped get the ball to him on the wing and the giant Fijian then powered through two tacklers.

Lock Sam Whitelock then piled on the agony for the Reds at the restart, running 60 metres for the Crusaders' fifth try as defenders ineffectively flailed at him.

From there the rout was confirmed, with Nadolo setting up Matt Todd for a try and Jone Macilai jinking through the defence for another.

Dominic Bird barged over to make it eight, although the Reds managed a late response through Chris Feauai-Sautia two minutes from time.

Man of the match: Not much from the Reds, apart from the occasional flashes of promise. Nemani Nadolo proved to be his destructive self with ball in hand, Dan Carter is running into some impressive form and Sam Whitelock capped a good match with a brilliant individual try. However, our award goes to Crusaders flyhalf Colin Slade - who again proved why he is currently ranked the best No.10 in New Zealand.

The scorers:

For the Crusaders:
Tries:
Ellis, Slade, Nadolo 2, Whitelock, Todd, Macilai, Bird
Cons: Slade 6
Pens: Slade 2

For the Reds:
Tries:
Kerevi, Feauai-Sautia
Cons: O'Connor 2
Pens: O'Connor

Yellow card: Dominic Bird (Crusaders, 34 - repeated infringements, collapsing the maul)

Teams:

Crusaders: 15 Tom Taylor, 14 Nafi Tuitavake, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Joe Moody, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Richie McCaw, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Kieron Fonotia, 23 Jone Macilai.

Reds: 15 Lachie Turner, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 James O'Connor, 10 Nick Frisby, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Marco Kotze, 20 Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Scott Gale, 22 Ben Tapuai, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Nick Briant, Paul Williams
TMO :Vinny Munro

Andy Ellis (2min), Colin Slade (17min), Nemani Nadolo (42min), Nemani Nadolo (53min), Sam Whitelock (55min), Matt Todd (57min), Jone Macilai-Tori (63min), and Dominic Bird (69min)
TRIES
Samu Kerevi (39min) and Chris Feauai-Sautia (78min)
Colin Slade (3min), Colin Slade (43min), Colin Slade (54min), Colin Slade (56min), Colin Slade (58min), and Colin Slade (70min)
CONVERSIONS
James O'Connor (40min) and James O'Connor (79min)
Colin Slade (31min) and Colin Slade (49min)
PENALTIES
James O'Connor (6min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Dominic Bird (34min)
 
 
VENUE Christchurch
REFEREE Mike Fraser (New Zealand)