Crusaders beat Stormers in Christchurch

Out of the last ten Super Rugby matches between the Crusaders and the Stormers, the Stormers have won just two matches.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Demetri Catrakilis kicks off and we are underway.

The Stormers make an excellent start as they set up a line out inside the Crusaders half.

1.00: The Stormers win the line out, set up the maul, and drive towards the line. However the Crusaders stop the maul and win a penalty. They kick for touch.

The Stormers kick the ball back after the Crusaders kick upfield but the ball goes out.

3.00: The Crusader win their line out and attack but Schalk Burger is caught offside and the Crusaders have a penalty in front.

4.00: Tom Taylor slots the penalty and the Crusaders lead.

7.00: The Stormers win a line out on the Crusaders throw. The Stormers however kick the ball upfield and the Crusaders attack.

8.00: Penalty to the Stormers for not releasing the ball. Catrakilis kicks for touch, doesn’t find it so the Crusaders kick it back. The Stormers kick it back and the Crusaders run the ball.

9.00: The Crusaders knock on in a tackle so the Stormers have a scrum just inside the Crusaders half.

10.00: Penalty to the Crusaders from the scrum. They kick for touch.

11.00: Penalty to the Crusaders from a scrum this time for illegal binding – Owen Franks.

12.00: Catrakilis kicks for touch. The line out is not straight though so the Crusaders get a scrum.

15.00: The Crusaders go through the phases. Schalk Burger reaches for the ball, knocks it on and regathers it on the ground and recycles it but the ref says play on. The Stormers then work the ball down into the Crusaders 22.

16.00: The Stormers continue to attack in the Crusaders 22. They get pushed back a bit and then Matt Todd gets a boot to the ball and everyone chases. The Crusaders get the ball on the 5m line.

18.00: The Crusaders go for the line again and again but the Stormers hold them out until the Crusaders win a penalty. Kieran Read and Ryan Crotty got very close to scoring there.

19.00: The Crusaders choose the scrum. They win the scrum and get the ball 3m out. No shortage of pressure from the Crusaders but then the Stormers knock on so the Crusaders have a 5m scrum.

22.00: Penalty to the Crusaders from the scrum. This time they go for the line out. Crusaders win the line out but the ball goes to ground so they can’t use the maul and have recycle and run the ball.

24.00: The Crusaders send wave after wave of attack but the Stormers just suck it all up on their 5m line. We go to the TMO to check for foul play. Schalk Burger is shown throwing a couple of punches in response to being held by Owen Franks so the Stormers win a penalty. The crowd want Burger penalised. Catrakilis kicks for touch.

28.00: Free kick from the scrum to the Crusaders in the Stormers half. They run the ball and again the Stormers suck it all up and then win a penalty for not releasing the ball almost on the 22m line. Stormers kick for touch.

30.00: Penalty again to the Stormers for playing leaving their feet. The Crusaders kick for the line out and they get some rare time in the Crusaders half.

31.00: The Crusaders win the line out but then the Stormers turn it over and they attack.

32.00: The Stormers have the ball and Catrakilis dabs it through setting up a Crusaders line out in their 22. It’s not too bad of a tactic as the Crusaders have lost a couple on their throw.

33.00: The Crusaders win the line out and kick for touch but they don’t make much ground. The Stormers then get the ball back after the line out and they attack on the 5m line. The Stormers get the ball up to the base of the post so it should be a try – we go to the TMO. De Villiers is mm short. We go back for a penalty to the Stormers.

35.0: Catrakilis takes the penal

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