Crusaders blow Cheetahs away

This was a live score update






A quick glance at the table shows the Crusaders on top and the Cheetahs at the bottom. Strangely the Cheetahs have scored the most tries for a South African team.



Saturday March 15
– AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Paul Marks (Aus)
Ref’s Asst. : Brett Bowden (Aus), Kelvin Deaker (NZ)
TMO: Kane McBride (NZ)
Assessor: Stuart Beissel (NZ)
Head-to-Head: Played 3, Crusaders 3, Cheetahs 0
In Christchurch: Played 1, Crusaders 1, Cheetahs 0
Last season: Round 4, February 24 2007: Crusaders 49-28 Cheetahs at Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein


Match Detail


0.00 We are waiting for the kick off.


1.00: The Crusaders looked to have scored after just a minute but the TV replay showed that Casey Laulala’s foot was in touch.


8.00: The game is held up for an injury to Ronnie Uys. Eventually het gets up and carries on.


10.00: The Crusaders score the first try of the match as Sean Maitland runs over in the corner put dots it down behind the posts.


12.00:  Daniel Carter converts the try.


16.00: The Cheetahs are starting to miss some tackles as the Crusaders look to speed up the game.


17.00: Dan Carter puts in a grubber and Casey Laulala scores under the posts.


18.00: Dan Carter converts the try.


19.00: The Crusaders keep the pressure on and Dan Carter scores a try. The ref goes upstairs but the try is awarded.


The Crusaders are already in the hunt for the bonus point try.


20.00 Dan Carter snuffs the conversion.  But the Crusaders are scoring at almost a point a minute.


26.00: Leon MacDonald scores the Crusaders bonus point try as Brett takes a knock on his shoulder. Brett comes off.


27.00: Dan Carter converts the try.


38.00: Scott Hamilton scores another try for the Crusaders in the corner as the match becomes a rout.


40.00: Dan Carter converts the try as the siren sounds.


The Half time Score is Crusaders 33 Cheetahs 0


The Second half is underway.


45.00: The Crusaders are awarded a penalty in the middle of the field. The go for the lineout.


47.00: Scott Hamilton scores another try for the Crusaders.


48.00: Dan Carter sends the conversion wide.


49.00: The Crusaders get a three on one overlap as they swing the ball around but Jongi Nokwe gets an intercept pass and scores a try under the posts.


50.00: Conrad Barnard converts the try.


61.00: The Crusaders drive forward and the change sides as the hooker Ti’i Paulo scores on his first Super 14 start.


62.00.Dan Carter again misses the conversion.


67.00: The Crusaders almost score again but the pass goes forward.


71.00: Caleb Ralph scores yet another try for the Crusaders.


72.00: Dan Carter again misses the conversion.


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