Crusaders beat Sharks in Christchurch

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Crusaders and the Sharks the Christchurch side have won three and the Sharks two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Crusaders kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Sharks try to clear the ball after the kick off but it goes into touch. The Crusaders win the line out and attack in the Sharks 22.

2.00: The Crusaders catch Frans Steyn and Jannie du Plessis offside and win a penalty. Dan Carter will kick for posts.

3.00: Carter slots the penalty and the Crusaders lead.

4.00: The Sharks sustain some pressure from the Crusasders. They kick upfield and Lambie makes a mark. He kicks for touch.

5.00: The Crusaders win the line out and go through a couple of phases and knock on. The Sharks win the scrum and kick for territory but it goes out.

6.00: The Crusaders win the line out but the Sharks turn the ball over and they start their attack from their half. Reinach kicks upfield and the Crussaders get the ball and counter attack.

7.00: Matt Todd and Kieran Read have a run down the wing but they get caught and knock on.  

8.00: The Sharks win the scrum but kick to the Crusaders backs. They get stopped and fail to release the ball so the Sharks have a penalty and kick for touch. The ball rolls out over the dead ball line so we go back for a scrum to the Crusaders where Lambie took the penalty.

10.00:The Crusaders win the scrum but get pushed backwards by the Sharks defence and then the Sharks turn the ball over. The Sharks run the ball and then kick it. The Crusaders counter attack from within their half.

12.00:Both teams enjoy a period of strong running with both defences being tested. The period ends with a forward pass from the Crusaders. Both teams looking dangerous.

14.00: The Sharks win the scrum and Reinach races away but gets caught and the Sharks concede a penalty for not releasing the ball. The Crusaders kick for touch. The line out is scrappy.

16.00: The Sharks get the ball from a Crusaders kick and they kick it back. The ball gets to Nadolo who breaks the first tackle and is stopped. The Crusaders keep the ball alive and go from side to side and then Kieran Read gets into space by breaking through a Paul Jordaan tackle and races for the line and scores. TRY!

17.00: Carter slots the conversion. He has a chat with Deb Robinson the team doc about something.

18.00: Lambie’s restart goes out on the full so we have a scrum on the half way line. The Sharks kicking is really starting to hurt them.

19.00: The Sharks win a penalty in their half for players leaving the feet. They kick for touch and the line out. The Crusaders however win the ball but then the Sharks win a penalty for not releasing. Lambie will kick for posts.

21.00; Lambie slots the penalty and the Sharks are on the board.

24.00: The Crusaders kick for touch after a period of attack. The Sharks win the line out and try to clear the ball but it gets charged down. The Crusaders then knock on.

26.00: The Crusaders drive the Sharks back in the scrum and Ellis steals the ball. The scrum has to be reset. The Crusaders win the next scrum and then concede a penalty for not rolling away. Carter will kick for posts.

28.00::Carter takes the penalty shot and slots it taking the lead back to 10.

30.00: The Sharks concede another penalty (Cobus Reinach coming in from the side) so Carter has another shot at the posts. He nails it.

33.00: The Sharks work the ball into the Crusaders 22. The ball goes to ground and the Crusaders drive over the ruck and they win the ball and kick for touch. The Crusaders tackle a player in the air at the line out so the Sharks have a penalty. Lambie will kick.

35.00: Lambie takes the kick and nails it.

36.00: The Sharks lose the ball at the restart but

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