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Super Rugby | Christchurch
07:35 (GMT) | 15-04-2016
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Join us as we head to Melbourne next, for the game between the Rebels and the Hurricanes.
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The final hooter sounds as the ball sails through the air... but it's another miss by Richie Mo'unga. And that's the game!
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With less than a minute left to play, the Crusaders are awarded a penalty and opt for the kick at posts, to see out the game.
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Conversion attempt, from right up against the touchline, is missed.
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Against the run of play, the Jaguares finally get another try through Santiago González Iglesias, his first in Super Rugby.
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An attacking move by the Crusaders from the base of a scrum is stopped in its tracks by a pass that drifts way, way forward.
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Jaguares try to spark something from within their own half, but a pass goes astray and the ball rolls into touch, giving the Crusaders another line-out attacking opportunity.
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And it's a lottery at scrum time - this time the penalty goes the way of the Crusaders, just inside their own half. They opt for a kick to touch, and line-out.
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The Crusaders threatened to open up the game for a minute there, but were foiled by the Jaguares. Things seem to have settled down once again. Scrum time, and another penalty at the scrum to the Jaguares.
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Mo'unga misses yet another conversion. Not his best performance from the kicking tee lately.
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And Israel Dagg breaks a number of tackles, and Argentinian hearts, as he breaks away for another try, showing some nice pace on the way! He's been missed.
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Unsurprisingly, Mo'unga fails to convert from the sidelines and the score sticks at 27-10. Both sides ringing the changes now and getting some fresh legs on the pitch.
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Finally, a breakthrough for the Crusaders as some enterprising interplay finishes with a try to Kieran Read in the corner!
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Crusaders are in the Jaguares' red zone again, and batter away at their defence over and over, but get no results apart from a few penalties. They will be hoping for another try here to get them the bonus point.
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The Jaguares deflect a Crusaders line-out maul attempt in their own red zone, and force a knock-on, snatch up the ball and ably clear it for some breathing room.
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Some more replacements make their way onto the field as there's a bit of a lull in play.
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Juan Martín Hernández adds the extras with a beauty of a kick from right up against the sidelines. 22-10 to the Saders.
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Andy Ellis' ill discipline, and then poor defence at the line-out, finally gives the Jaguares their first try of the game through Facundo Isa!
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Looks like a punch thrown by Andy Ellis on a Jaguares player here... not very sportsmanlike, but there is no connection, as ruled by the TMO, so Ellis gets off lightly. Penalty to the Jaguares. They opt for the line-out.
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The Jaguares fail once again to punch through the Crusaders defence and a loose ball is snatched by the Saders and cleared, sending the Jaguares marching backwards again, and their frustration is evident. Some handbags thrown here on the pitch, but nothing too serious from the initial assessment. Joubert is consulting with his assistant ref and refers to TMO.
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Early changes for the Crusaders as number 22 Sean Wainui comes on for Johnny McNicholl.
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Jaguares beaten by a Dagg tackle into touch just on the 5 metre line of the Crusaders, and Crusaders get the line-out throw, and successfully clear the ball to relieve the pressure.
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The Jaguares coach would've had some stern words for his charges in the change room during the half time break, and it looks like they've come out with some intent to build some phases, while looking after the ball.
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We're back and the second half is underway with the Crusaders kicking off to the Jaguares, who fluff the return punt.

Half Time

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As the hooter sounds to end the first half, Crusaders get the penalty at scrum this time and opt for the kick at posts. Practically right in front of the sticks for Mo'unga, and he slots it.
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The Crusaders manage to turn the ball over again, and turn defence into attack with a promising run upfield that is stopped dead in its tracks by a knock-on. Scrum to Jaguares, that will probably see out the last few minutes of the first half.
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Ball is lost by the Jaguares, turned over, and a bit of a shoddy kick to touch by Codie Taylor of all people, gifts the Jaguares another attacking opportunity from a line-out halfway between the Crusaders' 22 and 10 metre line.
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The Jaguares are back to their full complement of players on the field once again, and they're trying to build some phases here in the hopes that it will result in some points. Crusaders defence is holding strong, but the Jaguares are camping out in their 22. 15 phases so far.
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Interesting stat about Nadolo popping up, he leads the field in offloads so far in Super Rugby. A pretty solid man to have on your side.
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An attempted drop-goal by Hernández goes astray and is unsuccessful. Desperately trying to spark something here.
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Richie Mo'unga manages to convert his own try this time, and brings the scoreline to 19-3. It's getting tough out there for the Jaguares.
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Crusaders surge upfield once again and Richie Mo'unga capitalises on a bit of broken play to snatch the ball and dot down for another try.
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This time, however, Richie Mo'unga fails to add the extras. 12-3 to the Crusaders.
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Some more Crusaders magic by McNicholl and Dagg gets another try for the home side. Dagg on the score sheet.
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A powerful run by Johnny McNicholl is stopped just short of the tryline, but the Jaguares are pinged for cynical play and it's a yellow card to Joaquín Tuculet.
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A bit of an interesting clearance kick from within the 22 there by loose forward Juan Manuel Leguizamón to relieve some pressure for the Jaguares.
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A crunching tackle by Jerónimo de la Fuente on Israel Dagg into the tramlines stops yet another attacking move by the Crusaders.
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Match referee Craig Joubert is trying to get a handle on the scrums as both sides aim to gain the ascendancy and upper hand over their opponents. He awards another penalty to the Jaguares this time, and they kick to touch to set up a line-out.
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Crusaders show their intent in this match with a quick throw-in at the line-out, and they're on the attack again, but knock it on a few phases up. Scrum to the Jaguares on their own 10 metre line.
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Scrum time again, this time it's in a better position for the Jaguares, just outside the Crusaders' 22, with a Jaguares put-in... Penalty called against Joe Moody of the Crusaders at the scrum, and Jaguares get the 3 points!
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Israel Dagg's dancing shoes has the Jaguares defenders spinning on their heels. The playmaker really has been missed by the Crusaders.
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It's an easy conversion for Mo'unga, right in front of the sticks, and he adds the extras.
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And the Crusaders come good! Dagg, to Crotty, to Andy Ellis who dots down for the first five-pointer.
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Crusaders, statistically, with the best scrum of the tournament, having lost only 2 out of 40 scrums so far. It'll be interesting to see how it measures up against the much vaunted scrum of the Argentinians throughout this game. It's been a bit messy in the first few minutes.
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Crusaders with an early surge here, but they're foiled in the end by the Jaguares who tackle Nadolo out into the corner, and the ref brings them back for a knock-on. Scrum time.
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And here, we, go! It's game on in Christchurch, as the Jaguares kick off for the Crusaders to receive deep in their 22. Pressure absorbed, and cleared by Richie Mo'unga.
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This game sees the return of Israel Dagg, an exciting prospect. It's also a bit of an occasion for Ryan Crotty, who runs out to play his 100th match.
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The on-field discipline of the Jaguares has cost them plenty so far this season. Hopefully they can get through this fixture against the Crusaders without too much niggle... 5 minutes to kick-off!
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It's a clear, crisp evening in Christchurch, with clear skies... great conditions for rugby at AMI Stadium tonight.
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Welcome to Christchurch where we are gearing up for the first match in Round Eight of Super Rugby - the Crusaders against the Jaguares.
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  • 1 Joe Moody
  • 2 Codie Taylor
  • 3 Owen Franks
  • 4 Luke Romano
  • 5 Scott Barrett
  • 6 Jordan Taufua
  • 7 Matt Todd
  • 8 Kieran Read
  • 9 Andy Ellis
  • 10 Richie Mo’unga
  • 11 Nemani Nadolo
  • 12 Ryan Crotty
  • 13 Kieron Fonotia
  • 14 Johnny McNicholl
  • 15 Israel Dagg
  • 16 Ged Robinson
  • 17 Wyatt Crockett
  • 18 Michael Alaalatoa
  • 19 Jimmy Tupou
  • 20 Tim Boys
  • 21 Mitchell Drummond
  • 22 Sean Wainui
  • 23 Ben Volavola
  • 1 Santiago García Botta
  • 2 Augustin Creevy
  • 3 Nahuel Chaparro
  • 4 Guido Petti
  • 5 Matias Alemanno
  • 6 Juan Manual Leguizamon
  • 7 Rodrigo Baez
  • 8 Facundo Isa
  • 9 Gonzalo Bertranou
  • 10 Juan Martin Hernandez
  • 11 Emiliano Boffelli
  • 12 Santiago Iglesias,
  • 13 Jerónimo De La Fuente
  • 14 Matias Orlando
  • 15 Joaquin Tuculet
  • 16 Facundo Bosch
  • 17 Felipe Arregui
  • 18 Enrique Pieretto
  • 19 Juan Cruz Guillemain
  • 20 Pablo Matera
  • 21 Felipe Ezcurra
  • 22 Joaquín Paz
  • 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:22

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jan de Koning looks at the Friday matches in Part One of Super Rugby's Round Eight.

The Crusaders, on a five-match winning streak in one of their most impressive starts to a Super Rugby season, have an ideal chance to close the gap on the tournament's runaway leaders, the Chiefs.

With their main rivals in the New Zealand conference - the table-topping Chiefs and third-placed Highlanders - on a bye and having played one match more, the Crusaders have the perfect opportunity to move within striking distance of the top.

The Chiefs are on 29 points (after seven matches), followed by the Stormers (six matches) and Highlanders (seven matches) - who are both on 23 points.

Having beaten the Sharks, Lions and Western Force on a three-match road trip, the Crusaders, on 22, face a Jaguares team that has been out of sorts all season and must fancy their chances of a bonus-point win.

Another team having a better than expected season, the Rebels, also have a chance to improve their play-off prospects.

The men from Melbourne host the Hurricanes - a team four places (in fifth) and three points (20) ahead of them.

The last of the Friday matches is a basement battle of sorts - the Cheetahs (15th in the 18-team competition with just one win) host the winless and last-placed Sunwolves of Japan.

We look at the Friday, April 15, matches below!

The Crusaders may be on a hot streak - five straight wins - but they have had very little time to prepare.

It has been an exceptionally short week - returning from Perth on Sunday after a three-match road trip, and then playing on Friday.

However, coach Todd Blackadder is adamant there will be no problem keeping motivation and energy levels up for the team.

"With a home crowd to play in front of and an exciting new team to face, the boys will also be keen to ensure that it is a memorable night for their good mate Ryan Crotty," he said of the midfielder - who will be playing in his 100th game for the Crusaders.

"He is a pivotal member of this team and to reach 100 games already is testament to the commitment and hard work that he has put in.

"We have been privileged to have him in the team for the last 99 games and we hope to have him around for many more."

The Argentinean team, the Jaguares, of course will present a very different challenge - especially in terms if tactics.

"We have prepared really well as a coaching team," Blackadder said.

"They have actually changed their team quite consistently - eight, seven and nine changes in the last three weeks, so they have rotated a lot of their players.

"For us, it is simply about looking at how they are playing week to week."

Jaguares - on the final leg of a three-week New Zealand tour - will be looking to get some momentum before they complete their road trip worth a match against the Sunwolves in Japan.

With nine changes to the team that lost to the Hurricanes last week, continuity is not something this team knows about.

Lucas González Amorosino, one of the new names on the matchday team sheet, said they are "well-rested" after staying at home in Argentina during the first leg of the tour.

Amorosino said the Crusaders are one of the "most structured" New Zealand teams.

"They have solid set pieces, playing a lot from the line-outs and the scrums," the Jaguares back said.

"We have studied them and have a plan to ensure we are competitive."

Recent results:
These teams have not met before.

Prediction: The Crusaders have won their last five matches, the last time they won more consecutive games was in 2011 (six in a row). The Crusaders have won their last five matches against teams from outside of New Zealand and are yet to lose such a match this season. The Crusaders return home for the first time since Round Four where they've won five of their last six matches, those five victories coming by an average margin of 24 points. The Jaguares have scored only twice in the opening 20 minutes of matches this season, the joint fewest in Super Rugby, while Crusaders have scored the most in the same period (seven). The Crusaders boast the most effective scrum in the competition this season with a 95 percent success rate, they've lost just two of 40 scrums on their own feed in total. Maybe all the travel will catch up with the Crusaders, but until the Jaguares get some continuity and sort out their discipline issues they will not be a real threat to the top teams. The Crusaders should win by 10 to 15 points.


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

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

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

This is a crucial match for both teams - even at this early stage of the competition.

Both have four wins and two defeats to their credit, with a bye thrown in for good measure.

The Hurricanes' victories came against the Jaguares, Kings, Western Force and Blues.

The Rebels have beaten the Force, Reds, Sunwolves and Waratahs.

The men from Melbourne feel structure will be key when they host last year's losing finalists.

The Wellington-based franchise boast one of the competition's most threatening attacks - with three consecutive bonus point victories - and have scored the fourth most tries after seven rounds in 2016.

Eliminating unstructured play will mitigate the individual brilliance of Beauden Barrett, Super Rugby's fourth leading point scorer this season, and Ngani Laumape, who's ranked equal fifth for defenders beaten.

"Our defence has been a really strong point of what we've done this season," Rebels coach Tony McGahan said on the team's website.

"It's really kept us in games and allowed us to get some really close victories, which maybe we've stumbled in the last 15 minutes in the last couple of years - so for us we really need to be on our game [against the Hurricanes].

"The Kiwi sides are very good at turning over ball, kick and chase, structure and counter work so we really need to make sure that we make it a set piece game.

"We need to be able to move ourselves into a structured position defensively to counter what they do with brilliant individuals attacking."

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd admitted his team have their work cut out for them.

"They are a very good side," Boyd said.

"Their last match was an away win against the Waratahs in Sydney and they are well rested after the bye round."

The Hurricanes have played the Rebels on four previous occasions for three wins including a 36-12 win in Wellington last year.

Recent results:
2015: Hurricanes won 36-12, Wellington
2014: Hurricanes won 25-15, Melbourne
2012: Hurricanes won 66-24, Wellington
2011: Rebels won 42-25, Melbourne

Prediction: The Hurricanes have won their last three matches against the Rebels, their only loss coming in their first ever encounter with the Melbourne side. The four matches between these teams in Super Rugby have seen an average winning margin of 23 points. The Hurricanes have now scored 40+ points in three consecutive matches for the first time since 1997. Never before have they scored 40+ points in four consecutive Super Rugby games. The Rebels have seen their match day opponents record a 93 percent kick success rate so far this season, no other team in the competition has faced such accurate goal kicking from their opposition. The Hurricanes have scored five tries after seven or more phases in possession this season, no team has scored more. The Rebels have a real chance of taking a huge step towards the play-offs, but the smart money will be on the Hurricanes - who may win through a late try - seven points or less.


Rebels: 15 Reece Hodge, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Cam Crawford, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (captain), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Dan Hawkins, 23 Sefa Naivalu.

Hurricanes: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (vice captain), 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Tony Lambourn, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ngani Laumape.

Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant referees: Damien Mitchelmore, Ed Martin
TMO: Peter Marshall

These are two teams still trying to find their feet - playing some good rugby at times, but simply not consistent enough.

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith said his team - with three straight losses after their solitary win in Round Three - is looking for some momentum ahead of their tour to Australia.

They will face the high-flying Rebels, Reds and Waratahs on the road.

Coming off a bye they will be looking for a better showing than the narrow loss to the Bulls in week five.

He spoke of the "soft moment" that cost them so dearly this season.

He is looking for control in the set pieces and remain focussed for the full 80 minutes against a Sunwolves team that can cause havoc when the fame becomes unstructured.

"We'll have to pile on the pressure from the opening minute and ensure we don't allow them back in the game," he said.

The return of two burly Springboks - utility forwards Teboho Mohoje and Hilton Lobberts - will add some grunt to a Cheetahs team looking to play with a lot more structure.

"I think we are in a privileged position," Smith said.

"Hilton has been knocking on the door for a while now, and I'm excited to give him a start. I think he is itching to contribute."

Recent results:
These teams have never met before.

Prediction: The Cheetahs will become the first team to face the Sunwolves twice and will be aiming to record back to back wins over the Japanese side following their 32-31 victory in Round Three. The Sunwolves are the only team the Cheetahs have defeated so far this season and are on a run of three straight losses. The Sunwolves have lost both of their matches away from home so far this campaign conceding 79 points in the process. The Cheetahs have won an average of 14.2 line-outs per game so far this season, the most of any team, however their 85 percent line-out success rate is ranked just 12th in the competition. Sunwolves' Viliami Lolohea made four clean breaks in Round Seven, the second most of any player across the round and only one behind the Reds' Samu Kerevi. If the Cheetahs remain structured and don't allow the Sunwolves to run wild they should win - but it is likely to be less than 10 points.


Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Neil Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Hilton Lobberts, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Teboho Mohoje, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Mifiposeti Paea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Tomás Leonardi, 5 Liaki Moli, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Masataka Mikami.
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura.

Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Marius Jonker

Compiled by Jan de Koning

* Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

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Dagg helps Crusaders ease past Jaguares

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:30

REPORT: The Crusaders closed the gap on the tournament leaders, the Chiefs, with an emphatic bonus-point win over the Jaguares on Friday.

The five tries to two (32-15) win sees the Crusaders close the gap at the top of the New Zealand conference and global standings to just two points.

Central to the win was Israel Dagg, who returned to the starting XV to score two tries and make a statement about his All Black aspirations.

It was the sixth win on the trot for the seven-time champions and Dagg provided the impetus as the Crusaders raced to a 22-3 half-time lead, scoring one try and setting up another.

He followed up with a spectacular solo effort after the break to end hopes of a Jaguares revival, brushing off two defenders as he raced to the line.

The 27-year-old, discarded for last year's World Cup then sidelined with a shoulder injury, is a certain contender for an international recall if he can maintain such blistering form.

It was the sixth defeat in a row even though they were nearly at full strength after squad rotations, leaving them with a single win so far in their debut season.

"We had a bad game, especially in the first half, but it's part of our learning curve," assistant coach Felipe Contepomi said.

"The Crusaders are one of the best teams in the competition and we made a lot of unforced errors. It's disappointing."

The Crusaders almost had a try in the first two minutes after stealing the ball in a line-out, with the Jaguares stopping Nemani Nadolo just short of the line.

Andy Ellis made no mistake three minutes later, touching down after Dagg slipped him a defence-splitting pass.

The Crusaders then ran away with the match, notching two tries when Jaguares fullback Joaquin Tuculet was sinbinned for slowing down play.

Dagg took advantage of the extra space for his first five-pointer, then Richie Mo'unga stripped the ball from Jeronimo de la Fuente for another to make it 19-3.

A Mo'unga penalty then made it 22-3 at half-time.

Facundo Isa clawed one back for the Argentines after the restart, darting from the back of a maul then powering past Ellis.

The Crusaders restored their dominance with tries to Kieran Read and Dagg, although Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias crossed for a late consolation try to the visitors.

Man of the match: You can always bank on the Jaguares veterans like captain Agustín Creevy  and flyhalf Juan Martín Hernández to produce classy performances. But this was a bit one-sided at times - with Johnny McNicholl, Ryan Crotty, Nemani Nadolo, Kieran Read, Matt Todd, Luke Romano and Codie Taylor all having a big influence. However, our award foes to the Crusaders' All Black fullback Israel Dagg - who scored two tries and had a hand a couple of others. He showed that his days in the All Black jumper is far from over.

The scorers:

For the Crusaders:
Ellis, Dagg 2, Mo'unga, Read
Cons: Mo'unga 2
Pens: Mo'unga

For the Jaguares:
Isa, Iglesias
Con: Hernández
Pen: Hernández

Yellow card: Joaquin Tuculet (Jaguares, 22 - professional foul, killing the ball)


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

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

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Andy Ellis (5min), Israel Dagg (24min), Richie Mo’unga (29min), Kieran Read (59min), and Israel Dagg (63min)
Facundo Isa (48min) and Santiago Iglesias, (76min)
Richie Mo’unga (6min) and Richie Mo’unga (30min)
Juan Martin Hernandez (49min)
Richie Mo’unga (40min)
Juan Martin Hernandez (11min)
Joaquin Tuculet (22min)
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REFEREE Craig Joubert (South Africa)