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    Crusaders v Hurricanes (Result)



    It was all Crusaders on Saturday when they outplayed the Hurricanes in a perfect first half to win 38-22.

    The Hurricanes did score four tries in the second half but that was not enough to beat the champions who scored 6 tries.

    The Crusaders started well putting Hurricanes under pressure from the kickoff. They had the early penalty which they opted to go for the lineout but could not convert that.

    It was the Crusaders with the first points with Barrett over from sustain pressure by the champions. This gave them the early 5-0 lead.

    The Crusaders looked good with ball in hand and dominated field position. Defensive systems of both teams were good early on as well.

    The Crusaders are so good with breakouts and they scored two tries doing just that with some exceptional skills as well.

    This gave them a 17-0 lead as they gave the Hurricanes nothing to play with.

    The Crusaders were not finished and at the stroke of halftime they went for scrum from which Richie Mo’unga stretch over for their forth try of the match.

    That gave the Crusaders a 24-0 lead over the Hurricanes.

    The second half started as it ended in the first with the Crusaders again dominating. It was Barrett that got his second of the match and extend the Crusaders lead to 31-0.

    The Hurricanes finally got over the line form a great breakout and scoring their first try. That at least reduced the lead to 31-5.

    The Hurricanes did saw some more ball and was pushing the Crusaders back in their half but could not get through. The Saders were lucky to get away with slowing the ball down a few times in this period of the game.

    The game slowed down a bit with the Crusaders making a few replacements and a few more mistakes creeping into both sides game.

    It was the Hurricanes that scored next with Goosen going over in the corner for the Hurricanes second try of the night.

    The Hurricanes ended the strongest from the two teams getting two tries in the last five minutes and prevented the Crusaders a bonus point.

    It was not enough for them to be beaten properly by the Crusaders 36-20


    Crusaders Crusaders  38  22 Hurricanes Hurricanes


    Tries: George Bridge(77′) Scott Barrett(43′) Richie Mo’unga(40′) Jordan Taufua(27′) Richie Mo’unga(24′) Scott Barrett(9′)

    Penalties: None

    Cons: Mitch Hunt(78′) Richie Mo’unga(44′) Richie Mo’unga(41′) Richie Mo’unga(28′)

    Tries: TJ Perenara(84′) Ben Lam(80′) Wes Goosen(67′) Ben Lam(48′)

    Penalties: None

    Cons: Jordie Barrett(85′)



    Date Time League Season Full Time
    February 23, 2019 08:30 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    AMI Stadium


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    38(24) - 22(0)336372'
        • 80'

          With that last try the Hurricanes prevent the Crusaders a bonus point

        • 80'

          TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!! good try from Hurricanes keeping the ball in hand

        • 79'

          TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!! Lam over from a classic Hurricanes play

        • 76'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!!

        • 66'

          TRY AWARDED!! Hurricanes in for the Canes second of the night

        • 66'

          TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!!! Goosen over but TMO to have a look

        • 54'

          Crusaders getting away with slowing the ball down a lot...

        • 47'

          TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!!! finally something for the Canes

        • 43'

          It is becoming a slaughter out there

        • 43'

          TRY TIME!! Saders!! Barrett over for his second try of the match

        • Half time #CRUvHUR Saders Meters Run: 631 Tries: 4 Meters per try: 158 Canes Meters Run: 135 Tries: 0 Meters per try: ~

        • 39'

          TRY TIME!!! Saders!!! Richie Mo'unga over

        • 34'

          Handling from Saders is just something special

        • 25'

          TRY AWARDED!!! great breakout from Saders!

        • 25'

          Saders OVER AGAIN!! TMO to look at the last move

        • 24'

          Brilliant from Manasa Mataele, to get that ball out

        • 24'

          TRY TIME!! Saders!!! but was that foot out?

        • 24'

          TRY TIME!! Saders!!! but was that foot out?

        • 17'

          Three lineouts lost by Hurricanes

        • 17'

          Crusaders looking good with ball in hand

        • 15'

          Hurricanes now with penalty and they also go for lineout

        • 9'

          TRY TIME!!! Saders!! Barrett over for the first try

        • 3'

          Lineout not straight, losing opportunity

        • 2'

          Penalty first up for Saders...going for lineout

        • Ok here we go with one of the big games this weekend....

        • Some stats: The Crusaders will be aiming for a third-straight win over the Hurricanes for the first time since May 2008, after recording two wins over the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium last season. The Crusaders are aiming to extend their 20-match winning streak on home soil, they’ve trailed at half-time just twice in this span (W17, D1). The Hurricanes have won just three of their last eight fixtures (L5) but will be chasing back-to-back wins after a narrow 20-19 win over the Waratahs last week. The Crusaders are chasing a record 17th-straight win on the bounce in Super Rugby – they previously won 16 straight games between April 2005 and April 2006 The Hurricanes’ narrow 20-19 win in Brookvale last week ended a run of five losses away from home – they’ve averaged just 16 points per match across these six games. The Hurricanes have lost their last four New Zealand derbies when playing away from home; including a 30-12 defeat to the Crusaders in the semi-finals last season. The Crusaders were the only side not to kick a penalty goal in the opening weekend, Richie Mo’unga missing two conversion attempts and a penalty goal attempt. The Hurricanes gained just 260 metres in Round 1, the fewest they have gained in a Super Rugby match since March 2016 (248 v Blues). Manasa Mataele (Crusaders) scored a brace last week, his third brace in his last eight Super Rugby appearances (8 tries in total in those 8 games). Three of the top four tacklers in Round 1 were Crusaders players, with Matt Todd making a round high 25 hits (Scott Barrett 18, Joe Moody 16), following on from his record 30 tackles (since 2011) in the 2018 Final against the Lions

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