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    Reds v Crusaders (Result)



    The Crusaders got another win for the season when they beat the Reds on Saturday 22-12.

    The Crusaders were in control from the start of the match with ball in hand.

    They forced the Reds to defend early on and were testing them by putting players in space.

    It took not long for the Saders to get the first try through Braydon Ennor who was on the end of a great kick from Jack Goodhue.

    They got their second straight from the kick-off when Will Jordan got over to take the lead early on to 10-0.

    The next 20 minutes did not really go anywhere with the Crusaders still controlling the game but Reds able to keep their defence in shape.

    The Reds got into the Crusaders half just before halftime with a five meter lineout. After a few phases they got Samu Kerevi over for the Reds first try.

    The two teams went into the break with the Crusaders leading 10-7.

    It took 10 minutes but the Crusaders finally put some more point on the board in the second half when they got over from a lineout five meters out.

    This took their lead to 17-7 after 50 minutes.

    The Crusaders were playing much better and putting pressure again on the Reds in their own half. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto was yellow carded after he was judged lazy running in the red zone.

    With one man less the Reds was always going to struggle and the Crusaders got another try from a lineout drive to extend the lead to 22-7.

    The Reds were next to score in the 75 minute of the match after the Crusaders was reduced to 14 men. There was major confusion over a replacement that was done earlier on which was deemed a straight sub and not a concussion test by officials.

    This was the final points of the match as the Crusaders took another win.


    Reds Reds 12  22  Crusaders Crusaders

    Reds – Tries: Kerevi, Higginbottom. Conversion: Hegarty.
    Crusaders – Tries: Ennor, Jordan, Douglas, Taufua. Conversion: Mo’Unga.


    Date Time League Season Full Time
    March 2, 2019 10:40 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    12(7) - 22(10)Full Time
        • 80'

          Crusaders take another win....

        • 75'

          TRY TIME!!! Reds!!!

        • 69'

          NO TRY!!! rightly so as well

        • 69'

          TRY TIME!! Reds!!! TMO first to check

        • 58'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! another drive from the lineout

        • 54'

          Penalty Saders and yellow card for Reds Lukhan Salakaia-Loto for lazy running in red zone

        • 50'

          TRY TIME!! SADERS!! They power over from the lineout

        • 40'

          Never though saying this...but a bit boring game after the great win from the Sunwolves over the Chiefs early on.

        • 37'

          TRY TIME!! Reds!!! just before halftime

        • 36'

          So funny that when you play in Australia the TV director love to show anything that may be resulting in a penalty for a Aussie team, about 30 times over

        • 33'

          Do not believe their is any other team with the skills of the @crusadersrugby not even up North...

        • 10'

          TRY TIME!!! Saders!!! What a great try from the restart

        • 7'

          TRY TIME!! Saders!! as easy as that they over for their first

        • The Crusaders have won 46 of 47 scrums on their own feed across their last seven Super Rugby fixtures.

        • The Crusaders have won their last 17 games in a row, the longest winning run by any side in the history of Super Rugby.

        • The Reds have won each of their last two home games, including a 21-point victory against the Sunwolves at the end of last season, their biggest home win since 2011 (41-8 v Cheetahs).

        • Since losing to the Reds in the 2011 Final, the Crusaders have won six Super Rugby games in a row against the Queensland side including a come from behind win in their last meetin