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Sat 1 Aug 2020 | 08:30

RECAP: Chiefs v Crusaders

RECAP: Chiefs v Crusaders
Sat 1 Aug 2020 | 08:30
RECAP: Chiefs v Crusaders

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the Super Rugby Aotearoa Round Eight encounter between the Chiefs and the Crusaders in Hamilton.

MATCH REPORT: Controversial try helps Crusaders keep Chiefs winless

The Crusaders have won six of their last eight Super Rugby games against the Chiefs, including an 18-13 win when they met in Round Three of Super Rugby Aotearoa – their third-lowest aggregate score of all-time in Super Rugby.

The Chiefs have won seven of their last 10 Super Rugby games at home against the Crusaders, including their last two on the bounce – both in which they had trailed at half-time on the day.

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Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tupou Vaa’i, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Bradley Slater, 1 Reuben O’Neill.
Replacements: 16 Samison Taukei’aho, 17 Ollie Norris, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 20 Simon Parker, 21 Lisati Milo-Harris 22 Kaleb Trask, 23 Quinn Tupaea.

Crusaders: 15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Fetuli Paea, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Sione Havili, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor (captain), 1 George Bower.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Isi Tu’ungafasi, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Billy Harmon, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Leicester Fainga’anuku.

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Richard Kelly
TMO: Glenn Newman

PV: 1322

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