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Our referee is Angus Mabey. He will be assisted by Brendon Pickerill and Jono Bredin. The TMO is Glenn Newman.0
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The Drua will miss Meli Derenalagi and Meli Tuni due to serious injuries. In other changes Kaliopasi Uluilakepa and Samuela Tawake start in the front-row.
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Fijian Drua: 15 Droasese, 14 Selestino Ravutaumada, 13 Kalaveti Ravouvou, 12 Teti Tela, 11 Samusamuvodre, 10 Caleb Muntz, 9 Peni Matawalu, 8 Nemani Nagusa (c), 7 Mesulame Dolokoto, 6 Joseva Tamani, 5 Ratu Rotuisolia, 4 Isoa Nasilasila, 3 Samuela Tawake, 2 Zuriel Togiatama, 1 Kaliopasi Uluilakepa Replacements: 16 Tevita Ikanivere, 17 Haereiti Hetet, 18 Manasa Saulo, 19 Chris Minimbi, 20 Raikabula Momoedonu, 21 Leone Nawai, 22 Ilaisa Droasese, 23 Tuidraki Samusamuvodre.
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Scott Barrett moves from lock to blindside flanker for the Crusaders, while Jack Goodhue is moved from inside centre to number 12. In another interesting move they are resting George Bower, Codie Taylor, Cullen Grace, Richie Mo’unga, Pablo Matera, Will Jordan and David Havili.
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Crusaders: 15 Chay Fihaki, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Leicester Fainga’anuku, 10 Fergus Burke, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Scott Barrett (c), 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Zach Gallagher, 3 Fletcher Newell, 2 Ricky Jackson, 1 Finlay Brewis Replacements: 16 Shilo Klein, 17 Tamaiti Williams, 18 Oli Jager, 19 Dominic Gardiner, 20 Corey Kellow, 21 Mitch Drummond, 22 Simon Hickey, 23 George Bridge.
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The Crusaders beat the Brumbies 37-26 in their last outing.
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In their last game the Drua impressed with a 34-19 win against fellow Pacific Islanders, Moana Pasifika.
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The Crusaders are third on the table, while the Drua are in 11th position.
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G'Day and welcome to the Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch for our coverage of this Super Rugby Pacific clash between the Crusaders and Fijian Drua.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Christchurch. Some late changes for the Drua. Habosi and Taliga out and in comes Droasese and Samusamuvodre.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, FAINGA'ANUKU! 5-0: It's all Crusaders at the start and secure an early penalty inside the 22. They go for the corner, secure the set-piece and after a loop-pass to Leicester Fainga’anuku they score inside two minutes. That was a good move with some decoy runners. Burke did well with the pass.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 7-0: It's a good start for Burke and they lead by seven.
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The Drua secure a line-out inside the Crusaders' 22 and swing it wide but lose some ground before securing an offside penalty near the 10 metre line.
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PENALTY, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 7-3: After some discussion they decide to have a shot at goal and Tela makes no mistake and his kick is really good!
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The Drua are caught in possession inside their own 22 before Muntz makes the clearance. That was close.
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The Crusaders secure the line-out and string six quick phases together before the Drua turn it over and Tela clears near the 22.
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Yet again the Crusaders secure their line-out and now get the maul going before spilling it in the tackle.
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After a few resets at the scrum the Drua come away with a free-kick and they take a quick tap. They make some ground before the next kick goes directly into touch.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, CHRISTIE! 12-3: The Crusaders progress aggresively and after nine fast phases Tom Christie SCORES after a superb Burke pass.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 14-3: Once again Burke is on target.
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Jack Goodhue is down the line before he is hauled in. The Crusaders recycle it before losing it forward.
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The Drua come away with the scrum and they kick deep for a lineout near the Crusaders' 22. Whitelock secures it for the Crusaders and Burke sends it wide.
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It's a Drua penalty for offside against Sevu Reece inside their own half. They find touch near the 22.
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Samusamuvodre is into a gap following an inside pass and he is stopped 15 metres short. The Crusaders then secure a penalty and Burke finds touch.
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They fail to make ground before Leicester Fainga’anuku is shoved into touch after spilling the ball forward.
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The Drua secure the scrum and mess it up with a knock of their own near their own 22. Danger!
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TRY, CRUSADERS, WHITELOCK! 19-3: Goodhue has a go down the middle before he is stopped. The Crusaders get it back and string seven phases together before Sevu Reece sends Sam Whitelock away to SCORE! Great running off the ball.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 21-3: It's three out of three for Burke.
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The Crusaders lose their line-out near halfway. Tela and Muntz combine nicely, as the Drua make it to the 22.
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Joseva Tamani then takes it further for the Drua before they lose it forward. That looked so promising.
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After a few resets at the scrum the Crusaders come away with it and Goodhue slams a deep kick meant for Reece, who then kicks it directly into touch.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, REECE! 26-3: Joseva Tamani is shoved into touch after a clever Burke grubber. The Crusaders secure the line-out in the 22. They continue their go-forward and then change direction to send Sevu Reece home to SCORE! That was good handling but also good Drua defending until the last two passes.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 28-3: It's still perfect for Burke.
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The Crusaders have one last chance to score after Burke finds touch following a penalty. The Drua come away with a penalty and some relief.
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HALF-TIME: CRUSADERS 28-3 FIJIAN DRUA. The Crusaders have dominated the half but they could have scored more than the four tries was it not for good Drua defending.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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The Drua secure a line-out five metres from the Crusaders' line after an offside penalty.
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They fail to progress forward with their maul and Christie claims it for the Crusaders. Opportunity missed!
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After a scrappy period we have a Drua scrum following another Burke spill.
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The Drua secure the scrum and after seven phases they make their way to halfway only to give it away at the breakdown. The Crusaders find touch and Barrett secures it.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 33-3: They keep the ball in hand and progress patiently. 11 phases later Blackadder offloads to Burke, who SCORES! That was just too much Crusaders PRESSURE! Brilliant!
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 35-3: Needless to say Burke remains on-song!
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The Crusaders with yet another penalty at the breakdown and Burke goes for the corner.
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The line-out is messed up and the Drua have it only to give it away at the breakdown AGAIN!
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TRY, CRUSADERS, REECE! 40-3: This time it's an offside penalty against the Drua in their own 22. The line-out is secured and Blackadder takes it forward. The ball is recycled before Goodhue sends Sevu Reece away for his second TRY!
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This time the conversion is WIDE! Burke misses his first kick.
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The Drua come away with a scrum penalty in their own 22. They really need to do something with the ball soon! They fail to find touch. Oh dear!
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Muntz is into a gap for the Drua and takes it into the tackle. Needless to say the Crusaders turn it over.
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Once again the Drua mess up their line-out. They went short but then the overthrow hands Barrett the ball. The penalties are mounting against the Drua and this time they were offside.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, BRIDGE! 45-3: The Crusaders get stuck in and string 13 phases together. When the pressure sucked in all the Drua defenders Hickey was there to offload to Bridge with numbers to spare! Fantastic!
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 47-3: Burke adds two more.
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The Drua feed a rare scrum inside the Crusaders' 22.
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They earn a free-kick and take the quick tap. The Crusaders turn it over but Barrett is then penalised at the breakdown. The Drua opt for a scrum.
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A golden opportunity goes begging after the ball is lost forward following the scrum. What else can go wrong?
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The Drua get it back and after a few patient phases Barrett makes up for his earlier mistake by securing the penalty at the breakdown.The Crusaders find touch.
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This time the Crusaders mess it up but the TMO is now involved for potential foul play.
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YELLOW CARD, FIJIAN DRUA, RAVUTAUMADA! 47-3: The TMO rules that Selestino Ravutaumada is guilty of dangerous play. He is already off for an HIA so will not be back as we only have 10 minutes left.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, ENNOR! 52-3: It's FIFTY UP for the Crusaders. A quick tap after a penalty and they go wide. Too much speed from Ennor for the Drua cover-defence and he is OVER!
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 54-3: Burke slots the conversion.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, CHRISTIE! 59-3: The Drua give away another penalty and the Crusaders secure the subsequent line-out. They go wide and Ennor sends a kick to Bridge, who takes it into the tackle. The ball is recycled before Christie is OVER FOR HIS SECOND!
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, BURKE! 61-3: Burke slots another conversion.
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The Drua feed a scrum on the Crusaders' 10 metre line and go the blind-side before the ball is knocked forward in the tackle by Kalaveti Ravouvou.
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FULL-TIME: CRUSADERS 61-3 FIJIAN DRUA. The Crusaders were all over the Drua for 80 minutes in a dominant display. In the end the Drua were out on their feet. Thank you for joining us.
Crusaders
Fijian Drua
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Tries
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3' Faingaanuku Le...
14' Christie Tom
29' Whitelock Sam
37' Reece Sevu
47' Burke Fergus
53' Reece Sevu
63' Bridge George
72' Ennor Braydon
75' Christie Tom
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Conversions
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4' Burke Fergus
15' Burke Fergus
30' Burke Fergus
38' Burke Fergus
49' Burke Fergus
64' Burke Fergus
73' Burke Fergus
77' Burke Fergus
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Penalties
1
8' Tela Teti
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Drop Goals
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Yellow Cards
0
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Brewis Finlay
Jackson Ricky
Newell Fletcher
Gallagher Zach
Whitelock Sam
Barrett Scott
Christie Tom
Blackadder Ethan
Hall Bryn
Burke Fergus
Faingaanuku Leice...
Goodhue Jack
Ennor Braydon
Reece Sevu
Fihaki Chay
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Uluilakepa Kaliopasi
Togiatama Zuriel
Tawake Samu
Nasilasila Isoa
Rotuisolia Ratu
Tamani Joseva
Dolokoto Mesulame
Nagusa Nemani
Matawalu Peni
Muntz Caleb
Habosi Vinaya
Tela Teti
Ravouvou Kalaveti
Ravutaumada Seles...
Taliga Kitione
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Reserves
8
Bridge George
Drummond Mitchell
Hickey Simon
Jager Oli
Klein Shilo
Williams Tamaiti
Kellow Corey
Gardiner Dominic
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Saulo Manasa
Hetet Haereiti
Ikanivere Tevita
Minimbi Chris
Droasese Ilaisa
Samusamuvodre Tui...
Momoedonu Raikabula
Nawai Leone