Live Updates: Super Rugby, Crusaders vs Chiefs

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Crusaders 57 - 28 Chiefs

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80 min: Not long left here for the Chiefs fans. Sad days. 

74 min: TRY - Mitchell Brown, it's opened up now and the Chiefs go the length of the field and score again. Kick is good. 

72 min: TRY - Jack Debreczeni. The Chiefs are over, that is about all I have to say about it. 

69 min: TRY - Codie Taylor, another mistake from the Chiefs and the Crusaders score from a lineout drive - just relentless from the men in red. Kick is wide. Crusaders 57-14 Chiefs

64 min: TRY - Bryn Hall, great work from the Crusaders and these lads are relentless. Harry Allan makes the first break and finds Reece who runs down the wing and gives an offload to Bryn Hall who scores, kick is wide. Crusaders 52-14 Chiefs. 

61 min: TRY - Codie Taylor, David Havili throws a gorgeous offload and the hooker goes over in the corner. Kick is good. Crusaders 47-14 Chiefs. 

59 min: Chiefs are actually holding onto the ball and are looking better, still so far behind in the this game though. 

55 min: Chiefs win another penalty off the scrum and will look for touch. 

52 min: Huge hit!! Sevu Reece has smash Soloman Alaimalo (legally) and the fullback is going for an HIA. 

51 min: TRY - Etene Nanai-Seturo, The Chiefs finally keep the ball in hand and win a few penalties and the big winger scores out wide. Kick is good. Crusaders 40-14 Chiefs. 

48 min: Chiefs win a penalty 10 metres out from the Crusaders line. 

44 min: TRY - Michael Alaalatoa, simple rugby and perfect execution from the hosts and this is now tough to watch as a Chiefs fan. Kick is good. Crusaders 40-7 Chiefs. 

42 min: Crusaders win a penalty in the Chiefs half, and are pushing for more points. 

41 min: We are back underway here in Christchurch. 

40 min: Half-time here in Christchurch.

35 min: TRY - Jordan, Another Crusaders try, another Chiefs mistake. Alaimalo makes the break but throws a bad pass - the Crusaders gather the ball and Jordan goes over for his second. Kick is good. Crusaders 33-7 Chiefs. 

32 min: Great attack from the Saders and the Chiefs win a penalty. Need to score here. 

28 min: TRY - Makalio, simple work from the Crusaders and the big hooker goes over, kick is good. Crusaders 26-7 Chiefs. 

25 min: Crusaders win a penalty and are hot on attack. 

23 min: TRY - Will Jordan, perfectly executed back line move by the Crusaders as Ryan Crotty finds the fullback who goes over,kick is good. Crusaders 19-7 Chiefs.

21 min: Knock-on by the Chiefs, Crusaders scrum 40metres out. 

20 min: Penalty for the Chiefs as the whole Crusaders side looks to be offside. 

18 min: TRY - Taleni Seu, after a couple of penalties, the Chiefs scrum gets going and the big number 8 goes over. Kick is good. Crusaders 12-7 Chiefs.

15 min: Chiefs win a penalty out in front after Scott Barrett enters from the side. 

14 min: Free kick won by the Chiefs, big moment here for the visitors on the Saders five metre line.

12 min: Great work from the Chiefs so close to the Crusaders line but there is a forward pass from Etene Nanai-Seturo.

10 min: TRY - Sevu Reece, Damian McKenzie throws an intercept pass straight to Reece's hand and he flies over and scores. Kick is wide. Crusaders 12-0 Chiefs. 

9 min: Crusaders hot on attack now, on the halfway line, before Ryan Crotty makes a great kick for touch. 

5 min: TRY - Ennor, Reece makes the initial attack, the Crusaders get numbers wide and Jack Goodhue flicks a great offload to Braydon Ennor who scores in the corner. Kick is good. Crusaders 7 - 0 Chiefs.

5 min: Great work from the Chiefs on attack, then Reece catches a cross field kick from McKenzie and makes a break with the Crusaders now hot on attack. 

2 min: Crusaders win a penalty deep in the Chiefs half, kick for touch, and Mo'unga misses touch. Scrum Chiefs.  

2 min: Good work early from the Chiefs, plenty of intent going forward. 

1 min: Kick off here in Christchurch as Richie Mo'unga gets us underway. 


Kia ora. good afternoon and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs from Christchurch.

It's a story of two tales for these teams - the Crusaders are unbeaten this year and the Chiefs are yet to taste victory on the new season. 

TAB Odds: Crusaders $ 1.17    Chiefs $ 4.90

Pre-match banter: Sevu Reece named to start for Crusaders

Flying Fijian winger Sevu Reece will make his first Super Rugby start for the Crusaders when they take on the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday.

The 22-year-old will make his debut in place of resting All Blacks George Bridge, with Braydon Ennor switching to the left wing.

The Waikato stand-out was picked up by the Crusaders after being cut by Irish club Connacht following his appearance in the Hamilton District Court on one count of male assaults female, an incident involving his girlfriend in July last year. 

Halfback Ereatara Enari will make his first start, as will lock Mitchell Dunshea and flanker Billy Harmon.

Prop Owen Franks and flanker Matt Todd will both sit out on an All Blacks rest week.

Crusaders: 1- Joe Moody, 2- Andrew Makalio, 3- Michael Alaalatoa, 4- Mitchell Dunshea, 5- Scott Barrett, 6- Jordan Taufua, 7- Billy Harmon, 8- Whetukamokamo Douglas, 9- Ere Enari, 10- Richie Mo'unga, 11- Braydon Ennor, 12- Ryan Crotty (captain), 13- Jack Goodhue, 14- Sevu Reece, 15- Will Jordan

Reserves: 16- Codie Taylor, 17- Harry Allan, 18- George Bower, 19- Luke Romano, 20- Ethan Blackadder, 21- Bryn Hall, 22- Brett Cameron, 23- David Havili

Chiefs: 1-Aidan Ross, 2-Nathan Harris, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Brodie Retallick, 5-Tyler Ardron, 6-Mitchell Brown, 7-Lachlan Boshier , 8-Taleni Seu, 9-Brad Weber, 10-Damian McKenzie, 11-Etene Nanai-Seturo, 12-Anton Lienert-Brown, 13-Tumua Manu, 14-Sean Wainui, 15-Solomon Alaimalo

Reserves: 16-Samisoni Taukei’aho , 17-Tevita Mafileo, 18- Angus Ta’avao, 19- Jesse Parete, 20-Mitchell Karpik, 21-Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22- Jack Debreczeni, 23-Alex Nankivell

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