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Bonus point win for unbeaten Crusaders over Rebels


The unbeaten Crusaders marched on with yet another bonus point win over the Rebels on Saturday when they beat them comfortably 41-19.

No one really expect anything else than a huge win for the Crusaders against a struggeling Rebels side even if they were playing at home.

The Crusaders were first to put points on the board with a penalty but quickly turned that into a 10 point lead with the first try of the match.

They did not had it all their own way as the Rebels did held them with some desperate defence but with a man down the Crusaders got over for their second and the lad of 17-0 after 27 min.

Defending against Crusaders with 15 men is difficult enough so one would expect an onslaught when you have a man down.

The Crusaders scored their third try to take the score 24-0 after 31 min.

The Rebels got their first points on the board after a great try from the lineout to close the gap to 24-7 after 34 min.

The Crusaders quickly hit back and scored their forth try with great hands between forwards and backs and extend the lead again this time to 31-7 after 37 min.

This was also the score at the break.

The second half started well for the Rebels as they scored their second try and reduced the lead again this time to 31-14.

The Crusaders did not have to wait long for their first of the second half and extend the lead to 36-14 after 46 min.

The Rebels were next to score after a turnaround in their own half and scored a brilliant try. This mad ethe Crusaders lead only 36-19 after 60 min.

Tries were coming think and fast with the Crusaders getting another to take the lead to 41-19.

The scores stayed at that as both teams were not able to add any more points but it was yet another bonus point win for the Crusaders, still unbeaten.


Rebels 19 (7)

Tries: Marika Koroibete (2), Toby Smith

Conversions: Ben Volavola, Reece Hodge

Crusaders 41 (31)

Tries: Manasa Mataele, Jed Brown (2), Seta Tamanivalu, David Havili, Mitchell Drummond

Conversions: Richie Mo’unga (4)

Penalty: Mo’unga

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