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Match Report – Classy Crusaders demolish Bulls at Loftus

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Do not know what was worst, the screaming announcer at Loftus or the poor defence from the Bulls.

The Crusaders came out from the first minute and demolished the Bulls in their own backyard beating them 45-13.

It was all Crusaders at the start of the match speeding up the game and finding space early on in the Bulls defence.

It was a lucky escape for the Bulls as Kieran Read broke the line for the Crusaders, but the Bulls scrambled well in defence.

The Bulls had a few opportunities themselves but defensively the crusaders was up for everything the Bulls dished out.

The Crusaders got the first try of the match after a kick down field which the bounce of the ball went to Richie Mo’unga who went over.

Pollard put the Bulls on the board with a penalty but the Crusaders found another huge hole with Richie Mo’unga over for his second try.

The Bulls slotted another penalty but then kicked away turnover ball which the Crusaders took full advantage with some poor defence from the home side to send Dunshea over.

This gave them a 19-6 lead.

The Bulls defence kept being their worst enemy as Reece ran all the way to the tryline for another which extend their lead to 26-6.

The Bulls struggled form the start of the second half and kicking the ball senselessly away which gave Sevu Reece another opportunity to run in for their first try of the second half.

This gave them a 33-6 lead.

When the Bulls did get into the Crusader twenty two they just could not hang on to the ball.

The Bulls eventually got there first try when Pollard send Odendaal over.

The Bulls defence again put them on the backfoot as Reece was at the end of a cross kick to take the Crusaders score to 40-13.

Barrett was next to score for the visitors when he powered over the line for a lead of 45-13

This was not a night the Bulls will want to remember and the Crusaders send a clear message to the Stormers

Scorers:

Bulls – Try: Odendaal. Conversion: Pollard. Penalties: Pollard (2).
Crusaders – Tries: Mo’unga (2), Dunshea, Reece (3), Barret. Conversions: Mo’unga (5).

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  1. The Loftus announcer and his music wins hands down – although the Bulls tackling was almost as lame. The worst moment was when he blared out the much overplayed ” We will rock you” with the Bulls 32 points behind help Embarrassing

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