Rugby Union

Crusaders
45
Force
17
Full Time

Match Tracker

Crusaders
Force
H1
28
17

    Crusaders Events

  • 2 mins - try, D.Ioane
  • 3 mins - conversion, M.Hunt
  • 15 mins - try, M.Todd
  • 15 mins - conversion, M.Hunt
  • 21 mins - try, S.Barrett
  • 22 mins - conversion, M.Hunt
  • 26 mins - try, L.Romano
  • 27 mins - conversion, M.Hunt

    Crusaders and Force Events

  • 6 mins - penalty goal, J.Lance
  • 17 mins - try, A.Newsome
  • 18 mins - conversion, J.Lance
  • 40 mins - try, C.Peni
  • 41 mins - conversion, J.Lance
H2
17
0

    Crusaders Events

  • 49 mins - try, C.Taylor
  • 58 mins - yellow card, T.Perry
  • 71 mins - try, D.Kaetau Havili
  • 72 mins - conversion, M.McKenzie
  • 80 mins - try, B.Funnell

    Crusaders and Force Events

  • 70 mins - yellow card, I.Naisarani
ET
0
0

    Crusaders Events

    Crusaders and Force Events

Scorers

Crusaders
Force
Goal Scorers Crusaders Force
Tries Ioane (1), Todd (1), Barrett (1), Romano (1), Taylor (1), Kaetau Havili (1), Funnell (1) Newsome (1), Peni (1)
Conversions Hunt (4/5), McKenzie (1/2) Lance (2/2)
Penalty Goals Lance (1/1)
Drop Goals

Team Statistics

Crusaders
Force

Statistics

Crusaders Force
Tries 7 2
Conversions 5 2
Penalty Goals 0 1
Drop Goals 0 0
CrusadersGoal Scorers
Players K LB MT OF RC YC R T TA
D.Kaetau Havili 3 0 58 0 0 0 12 4 0
D.Ioane 1 0 39 0 0 0 7 1 0
T.Bateman 0 0 20 0 0 0 7 4 0
R.Crotty 3 0 39 0 0 0 8 6 0
G.Bridge 0 0 33 0 0 0 7 3 0
M.Hunt 6 0 3 0 0 0 7 4 0
M.Drummond 0 0 18 0 0 0 2 1 0
W.Crockett 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 7 0
C.Taylor 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 12 0
O.Franks 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 6 0
L.Romano 0 0 44 0 0 0 11 3 0
S.Whitelock 0 0 13 0 0 0 8 12 0
S.Barrett 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 15 0
M.Todd 0 0 26 0 0 0 5 12 0
J.Taufua 0 0 36 0 0 0 11 12 0
B.Funnell 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 8 0
T.Perry 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
M.Alaalatoa 0 0 9 0 0 0 3 2 0
M.Dunshea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
P.Samu 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 10 0
B.Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.McKenzie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Mataele 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 0
ForceGoal Scorers
Players K LB MT OF RC YC R T TA
L.Morahan 2 0 40 0 0 0 10 6 0
C.Peni 0 0 9 0 0 0 4 4 0
C.Rona 0 0 32 0 0 0 4 5 0
M.Brache 0 0 9 0 0 0 8 6 0
A.Newsome 1 0 76 0 0 0 7 7 0
J.Lance 4 0 14 0 0 0 6 6 0
R.Louwrens 7 0 24 0 0 0 5 5 0
B.Daley 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 8 0
T.Polota-Nau 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 8 0
J.Ainsley 0 0 9 0 0 0 7 3 0
R.Haylett-Petty 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 13 0
M.Philip 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 10 0
I.Naisarani 0 0 8 0 0 1 9 12 0
K.Koteka 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
R.Hardwick 0 0 13 0 0 0 6 15 0
H.Tessmann 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
P.Cowan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
T.Faulkner 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0
R.Arnold 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
M.Hodgson 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 6 0
M.Ruru 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
I.Prior 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
R.Coleman 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Match Details

Crusaders
Force
START TIME
5:35PM
VENUE
AMI Stadium
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Battered Western Force go down fighting against Canterbury Crusaders

Western Force coach Dave Wessels says his battered team will be better for the experience after conceding seven tries in a bruising 45-17 loss to the Crusaders in Friday night's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch.

The Crusaders ran in four tries in the opening half hour, and made the most of a controversial 70th-minute yellow card to Force flanker Isi Naisarani to secure the bonus-point win and extend their winning streak to five matches.

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Crusaders crush the Force

The Crusaders run in seven tries to smash the Western Force and remain unbeaten.

The Force fought on bravely after the early onslaught and took control of play early in the second half.

But their inability to make the most of a 59th-minute yellow card to Crusaders substitute Tim Perry ended up costing them dearly, with the home side soon regaining the momentum to cruise to victory.

The Force also had two TMO decisions go against them, potentially costing them 14 points.

Adding to the Force's woes were two injuries.

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Flanker Kane Koteka was forced off in the first half after copping a brutal hit from rampaging Crusaders No.8 Jordan Taufua while attempting to make a tackle.

And prop Jermaine Ainsley dislocated his left elbow when a scrum collapsed on top of him.

Ainsley was screaming in pain and writhing on the ground for around a minute before being helped off the field.

"The first part of the game, we were just far too passive. We let them get ahead far too easily," Wessels said.

"Then we started to get the ball in hand a bit and I thought we played well. I'm disappointed we lost, but there were a lot of positives to take out of the performance.

"We didn't have Ben McCalman, Adam Coleman or Dane Haylett-Petty here tonight. But we had a number of young guys step up, and they got some good experience. Going forward, it's only going to be good for us."

The Force had to defend grimly in the opening half as the Crusaders unleashed wave after wave of attack.

By the 30-minute mark, the Crusaders had already scored four tries, with the Force making more than 60 tackles in that period.

Although the Crusaders dominated much of the first half, the Force enjoyed some good moments.

Winger Alex Newsome scored a 60m try in the 18th minute when he picked off a pass from Crusaders lock Matt Todd and sprinted to the line.

And just moments after the half-time buzzer, Force winger Chance Peni twisted and turned his way in a tackle to ground the ball on the line.

Even with Peni's try, the Force still trailed 28-17 at half-time, but it gave them a slither of hope of pulling off an upset.

However, with some TMO calls going against them and Naisarani yellow carded despite keeping his feet at the ruck, the Force were unable to keep pace in the high-scoring affair.

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