Hurricanes 11 Crusaders 20

This is the clash of the weekend.The Hurricanes vs the Crusaders, two of New Zealand’s top sides both within reach of the top spot. What else can be said?


Almost Live match summary



Referee: Paul Honiss (NZ)


Conditions – Good, clear


Time: 0.00
Both teams have started well
10.00
There is still no score as both teams are feeling each other our.
12.00
The Hurricanes are awarded a penalty
Gopperth slices it to the right
13.00
The Crusaders make a break on the right and then swing to the far left
Corey Flynn on the wing gets over for the try
Carter just gets the conversion from the corner – great kick
Hurricanes 7 Crusaders 0
14.00
Hurricanes get a penalty straight back
Gopperth gets this one
Hurricanes 3 Crusaders 7
21.00
Both teams are tussling with each other
It’s a tough encounter
There is a bit of break in play due to an injury
24.00
Carter boots the ball down the field and it goes out behind the posts (very odd for Carter)
26.00
The Crusaders give away another penalty
Gopperth’s kick hits the post
31.00
There is a bit of broken play and the Crusaders score the try through Andrew Ellis
Carter converts
Hurricanes 3 Crusaders 14
38.30
Hurricanes give away another penalty
Carter gets it
Hurricanes 3 Crusaders 17
40.00
The Hooter goes
Crusaders give away a penalty
Gopperth gets it
Hurricanes 6 Crusaders 17

Its half time

Score

Hurricanes 6 Crusaders 17

2nd half is underway
48.00
The second is a bit stop start
55.00
Not much is happening as both teams either kick for position or try to bash thru defences
58.00
Hurricanes win a scrum from a scrum – they kick for the line
61.00
Carter goes for a drop goal and misses
I have to say this game is a bit of a dissapointment for me
Murray Mexted disagrees
63.00
Hurricanes give away another penalty
Carter gets this one
Hurricanes 6 Crusaders 20
65.00
Hurricanes are awarded another penalty
Holwell misses
67.00
Senio for the Crusaders comes off
69.00
Out of the blue Fa’atau gets the ball on the wing and scores a try
Holwell misses the conversion
Hurricanes 11 Crusaders 20
72.00
Hurricanes awarded a penalty – they go for the line
73.00
Crusaders clear the ball and the Hurricanes are back in their 25
76.00
Crusaders are pushing hard at the Hurricanes line
77.00
Carter goes for the drop goal – he misses
80.00

The Hooter goes the Crusaders win
Final score
Hurricanes 11 Crusaders 20





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Scorers


Hurricanes


Tries
Fa’atau

Conversions

Penalties
Gopperth 2

Drop goals



Crusaders


Tries
Flynn
Ellis

Conversions
Carter 2

Penalties
Carter 2

Drop goals


Teams


Hurricanes :
15 Isaia Toeava, 14 Lome Fa’atau, 13 Ma’a Nonu, 12 Tane Tu’ipulotu, 11 Shannon Paku, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Piri Weepu/Brendan Haami, 8 Rodney So’oialo (c), 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Jerry Collins, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Paul Tito, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 John Schwalger.
Reserves: 16 Luke Mahoney, 17 Joe McDonnell, 18 Luke Andrews, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Haami/Danny Lee, 21 David Holwell, 22 Tamati Ellison.


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