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The referee for today's match is Angus Gardner, and he will be assisted by Nic Berry and Damon Murphy. The TMO is James Leckie
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Crusaders: 15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 David Havili, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Cullen Grace, 7 Ethan Blackadder, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Fletcher Newell, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 George Bower. Replacements: 16 Ricky Jackson, 17 Finlay Brewis, 18 Tamaiti Williams, 19 Liam Hallam-Eames, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Braydon Ennor, 23 Leicester Fainga'anuku
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Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Rodney Iona 9 Nic White, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Tom Hooper, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Lachlan Lonergan, 1 James Slipper. Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga'a, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Luke Reimer, 21 Rory Scott, 22 Ryan Lonergan, 23 Ollie Sapsford.
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The Crusaders have won the last three meetings between the two sides.
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In their last game the Brumbies beat the Chiefs 38-28, while the Crusaders thrashed the Force 53-15.
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The Brumbies are second on the table, while the Crusaders are just four points behind them in third place.
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G'Day and welcome to the GIO Stadium for our coverage of this Super Rugby Pacific clash between the Brumbies and the Crusaders.
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Kick-off! We are underway here at the GIO Stadium.
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Superb passage of play from the Brumbies inside the Crusaders 22, coming close to a try twice and winning a penalty.
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TRY, BRUMBIES, SIMONE! 5-0; the TMO rules that there was pressure down on the ball so a try it is.
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Brumbies win their lineout on the five-metre line and drive through, Simone driving over the line but it looks like he has touched the ball down. Onfield referee say no try but ask for the TMO's view.
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White pulls his conversion attempt to the left of the posts so two points go a-begging for the Brumbies.
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Crusaders with their first meaningful possession break into the Brumbies 22 and come agonisingly close to the line… but the Brumbies win possession…
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TRY, CRUSADERS, TAYLOR! 5-5; superb way to bounce back from the Crusaders.
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… but the Crusaders charge down the clearance kick from the Brumbies in-goal area, collect the rebound under the posts and pressure their way over for the try.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 5-7; Mo'unga slots his conversion with ease and the Crusaders have the lead.
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Some magnificent running from the Crusaders has the Brumbies on the back foot, but the Brumbies fought hard to win possession back and clear the danger.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, REECE! 5-12; Taylor pops a beautiful grubber through and Reece races through to collect and dot down for the try.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 5-14; Mo'ung slots his conversion with ease again.
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The Crusaders are all over the Brumbies in their 22 and have forced the Brumbies to clear into touch.
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Referee blows for a penalty for the Crusaders inside the Brumbies' 22, and the Crusaders decide to kick for poles and allow everyone a breather.
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Strong driving again by the Crusaders into the Brumbies 22.
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PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 5-17; Mo'unga slots his penalty with ease from almost in front of the poles.
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Brumbies running out from their 22 and drive the ball into the Crusaders' 22…
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Referee blows for a Brumbies knock-on and the Crusaders have the scrum in front of their poles.
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Brumbies collapse the scrum and the Crusaders have the chance to clear the pressure.
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Brumbies on the attack inside the Crusaders half working the phases, but the Crusaders turn them over and kick into the Brumbies half, where Simone knocks on for a Crusaders scrum.
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Excellent possession by the Crusaders and they earn another penalty in front of poles inside the Brumbies 22.
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PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 5-20; Mo'unga opens up a 15-point break with one of the easiest penalties since Christmas Day.
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That penalty takes Mo'unga past 1000 points in Super Rugby. Brilliant effort over a 90-game career.
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Wright with a driving run from his own half deep into Crusaders territory, and they earn a penalty.
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Brumbies knock-on from their throw-in and yield possession back to the Crusaders.
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Brumbies drive into the Crusaders half but loose possession and concede a penalty.
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Mo'unga with a beautiful lofted kick into the Brumbies' 22 but the Brumbies have the scrum after the Crusaders knocked-on.
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Mix-up in the Crusaders' line-out and the Brumbies have the ball, but they are overturned by the Crusaders who punch their way into the Brumbies 22 and win a penalty.
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Mix-up in the Crusaders' line-out and the Brumbies have the ball, but they are overturned by the Crusaders who punch their way into the Brumbies 22 and win a penalty.
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PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 5-23; Mo'unga slots it with ease from the left of the posts and the Brumbies will be desperate to regroup at half-time.
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HALF-TIME. BRUMBIES 5-23 CRUSADERS. What a bounce-back from the Crusaders who have left the Brumbies punch-drunk at the half after a 23-point stretch. Expect the Brumbies to come back strong… but don't expect the Crusaders to be handing out any gift vouchers. This second half could very well be a CRACKER!
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Kick-off! We are underway in the second half.
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Crusaders don't let go of the ball in the ruck and it's a penalty for the Brumbies to clear the danger.
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Early pressure from the Crusaders and they have the throw-in inside the Brumbies half.
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Crusaders now concede a penalty for off-sides, but play is still inside the Brumbies half.
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TRY, BRUMBIES, SIMONE! 10-23; Brilliant drive by the Brumbies into the Crusaders 22, testing their five-metre line for gaps, until Simone goes over for the five-pointer.
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CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, WHITE! 12-23; White makes no mistake from in front of the posts. The second half is alive!
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It's all Brumbies now as they drive hard along the Crusaders' five-metre line
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Crusaders fighting back now and have worked themselves back to the Brumbies' 22.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, HALL! 12-28; excellent pressure from the Crusaders and Hall manages to lift the ball from the ruck and dive under the Brumbies to dot down.
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Brumbies are biting back, pushing the Crusaders hard on their five-metre line.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 12-30; Mo'unga nails the conversion from close to the left-hand touch-line.
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Brumbies working hard but not able to break through the powerful Crusdars' defensive wall.
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Crusaders get possession from line-out and clear but we're still in the Crusaders 22.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, FAINGA'A! 17-30; Fainga'a crashes over for the try after a period of sustained pressure.
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CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LONERGAN! 19-30; Lonergan places his kick high and handsome through the posts.
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TRY, CRUSADERS, JORDAN! 19-35; Jordan goes through near the corner after a powerful Crusaders' fightback.
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CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 19-37; Mo'unga curls his kick beautifully from just outside the right-hand post through the middle to push the lead back up to 18 points.
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Crusaders are all over the Brumbies again, and again they crash over their line, but the ref judges that the ball was held up and the Brumbies have a moment of respite.
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TRY, BRUMBIES, WRIGHT! 24-37; MAGNIFICENT FROM WRIGHT! Great intercept inside his 10-metre line and he sprints through, then kinks this way and that way, and manages to cross the line and dot it down with a backward lunge.
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CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LONERGAN! 26-37; Lonergan pulls the Brumbies to within 11 points of the visitors.
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Brumbies are alive again, bursting through the Crusaders' defence and pushing them hard on their five-metre line.
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Brumbies, needing two scores, run a penalty on the Crusaders' five-metre lines but the Crusaders latch onto a loose pass and move play back into the Brumbies half.
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Simone with a great breakthrough in front of the Crusaders' poles the Brumbies lose possession and the Crusaders clear.
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Brumbies drive close to the line but the Crusaders intercept and push play back into the Brumbies half.
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FULL-TIME. BRUMBIES 26-37 CRUSADERS. Fantastic rugby and a great contest from both sides. Well, with nerves gangling we wish you a great rest of your Friday and thank you for enjoying the action with us.
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FULL-TIME. BRUMBIES 26-37 CRUSADERS. Breathtaking close to the match as a spirited Brumbies side hit back hard, but the Crusaders were up to the challenge and keep adding to their lead.
Brumbies
Crusaders
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Tries
4
5' Simone Irae
47' Simone Irae
61' Fainga'a Folau
72' Wright Tom
8' Taylor Codie
14' Reece Sevu
56' Hall Bryn
65' Jordan Will
3
Conversions
4
48' White Nic
61' Lonergan Ryan
73' Lonergan Ryan
9' Mo'unga Richie
15' Mo'unga Richie
57' Mo'unga Richie
66' Mo'unga Richie
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Penalties
3
19' Mo'unga Richie
28' Mo'unga Richie
39' Mo'unga Richie
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Slipper James
Lonergan Lachlan
Alaalatoa Allan
Swain Darcy
Neville Cadeyrn
Hooper Tom
Brown Jahrome
Samu Peter
White Nic
Iona Rodney
Muirhead Andy
Simone Irae
Ikitau Len
Wright Tom
Banks Tom
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Bower George
Taylor Codie
Newell Fletcher
Barrett Scott
Whitelock Sam
Matera Pablo
Blackadder Ethan
Grace Cullen
Hall Bryn
Mo'unga Richie
Bridge George
Havili David
Goodhue Jack
Reece Sevu
Jordan Will
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Reserves
8
Fainga'a Folau
Lonergan Ryan
Sio Scott
Ross Tom
Sapsford Ollie
Frost Nick
Scott Rory
Reimer Luke
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22
17
18
23
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21
20
Tahuriorangi Te T...
Ennor Braydon
Jackson Ricky
Faingaanuku Leice...
Christie Tom
Brewis Finlay
Williams Tamaiti
Halam Liam