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Crusaders 38 - 22 Hurricanes
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83rd min: Try - Hurricanes. TJ Perenara scores against the post, credit to the Canes for sticking it out, but they were totally outclassed. Kick is good.
81st min: Yellow card for Mitch Hunt, the ref staying true to his word, the next penalty down their end was sent off.
80th min: Try - Hurricanes. Ben Lam scores what was a really well worked try for the visitors.
77th min: Try - Crusaders. George Bridge scores after a well worked line out move five metres out. Kick is good.
72nd min: The Hurricanes look a lot better now, but the damage has been done. Eight to go in Christchrch.
67th min: Try - Hurricanes. Wes Goosen finishes a good back line move out wide to get the Canes a little bit closer to the Crusaders. Kick is wide.
65th min: The Canes win a penalty close to the line, "Next one down here is yellow card" says ref Ben O'Keefe.
63rd min: Close to a try there for the hosts, but the bounce of the ball goes the way of the Canes, 22m kick.
Mataele is getting help from the medics, he is taken off in a cart. Knee damage by the looks of it.
62nd min: Relentless from the home side but they lose the ball, Forward pass. Canes scrum.
60th min: The Crusaders lose the ball in good position, Canes penalty in their own 22.
57th min: The Crusaders have the ball now and have just won a penalty, not looking good for you Canes fans...
53rd min: The Hurricanes are slowly working themselves into the game here. Keeping the pill is key - Another penalty win for the Canes and Coels goes quickly.
48th min: Try - Hurricanes. Ben Lam made the initial break - breaking through the tackle off George Bridge and runs down the wing. A great tackle from Mo'unga slows down play but the Canes get the ball back and Lam finds the ball a few tackles later to score. Kick is wide.
47th min: The Hurricanes are enjoying some time with the ball, but they can't make any ground. Going backwards here.
43rd min: Try - You guessed it... Crusaders. A great lineout move and Taufua goes on a storming run, quick ball and the big guy has a double. Kick is good.
41st min: We are back underway in Christchurch.
40th min: Try - Crusaders. Off the scrum the Crusaders win a penalty and Richie Mo'unga scores his second on the night to seal a flawless first half. Kick is good.
37th min: Another penalty for the Crusaders, half-time can't come soon enough for the Canes.
35th min: The Crusaders are all over the Canes, too many errors from the men in yellow. Crusaders far too clinical.
32nd min: The Hurricanes can't get anything to work here. Matt Todd wins a penalty for the home side.
27th min: Another try - Crusaders, what a play, the Crusaders backs are all over them here. It started in the Saders 22. Havili finds Bridge with a great ball, Bridge kicks a grubber through. Barrett makes a mistake and the ball finds Bridge. Jordan Taufua cleans up and finishes the try. Kick is good.
24th min: What a try - Richie Mo'unga. One of the best offloads you will ever see!! Mataele has done so well here, he was tackled and on his way down he stays out of touch miraculously and then throws the ball in to Mo'unga who scores. Kick is wide.
23rd min: Lots of oppurtunity for both teams, but small errors are costing - especially the Hurricanes.
20th min: A fantastic back line move from the Crusaders left Mataele in a huge hole, he held on for it too long and knocked the ball on in the tackle - Canes scrum.
18th min: Great work from the Saders to get down field - lead by Jack Goodhue.
16th min: The Crusaders win the line out and clear it straightaway.
15th min: Collapsing the maul from the Crusaders, Hurricanes win a penalty and kick for touch.
12th min: The Hurricanes were looking good and Jordie Barrett had a great run and gave Bryn Hall a big don't argue but its Du'Plessis Kirifi who commits the knock on.
9th min: Try - Crusaders. Scott Barrett gets the try, a great line out move to gain ground and Jack Goodhue goes for a cracking run and the big fella recycles and scores. Kick is wide.
7th min: The Crusaders win a penalty in a good position, they opt to kick for touch.
6th min: Fletcher Smith kicks from halfway but it's too long.. It goes dead, scrum Crusaders in the Canes half.
5th min: The Canes win a penalty and ease the pressure, a line out on halfway for the visitors.
3rd min: Lineout throw not straight, big let off for the Canes.
2nd min: The Hurricanes are under the pump early, Crusaders are 5 m out with al lineout.
1st min: We are underway here in Christchurch.
The teams make thier way out to the field here in Christchurch!
Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Crusaders and Hurricanes.
Both teams came away with scrappy wins in week one and will be looking to build on those in the second round.
The Crusaders have made one change while Hurricaners hooker Dane Coles makes his first Super Rugby start since 2017.
Pre-match banter: Jack Goodhue returns for Crusaders against Hurricanes
All Blacks centre Jack Goodhue returns to the Crusaders line-up as the only change for their Super Rugby showdown with the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Goodhue was missing from the team that edged the Blues 24-22 at Eden Park last week, with Braydon Ennor ably filling the number 13 jersey instead. Ennor slides to the bench this week.
"That's a bit tough on Braydon, but he's a young man," says assistant coach Brad Mooar. "It's great to be able to keep him in the 23, and bring his energy and play off the bench at some stage.
"It was hard, but you've also got to consider do we leave Jack out? They'll work together throughout the year, no-one's going to play every game and they will bring the best out of each other.
"That's a great position to be in."
The notable absentee from the reserves is All Blacks prop Tim Perry, who broke his arm against the Blues and will miss several weeks. He is replaced by Harry Allan.
Perry's injury has put early pressure on starting loosehead Joe Moody, whose early workload is being monitored by national selectors in line to ensure key All Blacks are healthy for this year's World Cup.
Perry replaced Moody, as planned, after 48 minutes against the Blues, but lasted only five minutes, before the starter made an unexpected return.
"I thought my night was done, and had just sat down and got a few fluids on, then I was back in the mixer," says Moody.
"You just have to embrace it, but there is a second there where you think, 'aw, you bastard'."
TAB Odds: Crusaders $1.27 Hurricanes $3.80
Crusaders: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Andrew Makalio, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Scott Barrett, 5-Quinten Strange, 6-Jordan Taufua, 7-Matt Todd (cc), 8-Whetu Douglas, 9-Bryn Hall, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-George Bridge, 12-Ryan Crotty (cc), 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Manasa Mataele, 15-David Havili
Reserves: 16-Ben Funnell, 17-Harry Allan, 18-Michael Alaalatoa, 19-Luke Romano, 20-Tom Sanders, 21-Mitch Drummond, 22-Mitch Hunt, 23-Braydon Ennor
Hurricanes: 1-Chris Eves, 2-Dane Coles, 3-Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Liam Mitchell, 6-Reed Prinsep, 7-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 8-Gareth Evans, 9-Finlay Christie, 10-Fletcher Smith, 11-Ben Lam, 12-Vince Aso, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Jordie Barrett
Reserves: 16-Ricky Riccitelli, 17-Xavier Numia, 18-Ben May, 19-Isaia Walker-Laewere, 20-Sam Henwood, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23-Ngani Laumape