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Reds 12 - 22 Crusaders

Full-time. Crusaders win their 18th straight. 

79 min: Not long to go now. 

75 min: Try -Reds. Big Scott Higginbotham scores, it is too little too late though, kick is wide. 

75 min: Five minutes to go here, Reds trying to find some points to end the game. 

70 min: Ref cancels the try, obstruction is the call. The crowd doesn't like it. 

68 min: Reds win a penalty - you would think if something was going to happen for them it would need to be now. 

64 min: Reds get the ball and make a break through Kerevi.

58 min: Try - Crusaders, so much pressure from the Saders, another simple lineout drive from the visitors and you can sense it's all over for the Reds. Kick is wide. 

55 min: Reds scrum, Crusaders lose the ball.

54 min: Yellow Card - It's Lukhan Salakaia-Loto who goes to the bin, the reason... not getting back onside.

53 min: Penalty to the Crusaders, big pressure here for the Reds. 

49 min: Try- Crusaders, simple lineout drive and Whetu Douglas goes over for the try, kick is good.  

49 min: 22 phases of defence the Reds go through, penalty goes against them. 

46 min: Crusaders with all the ball early, looking to hit back here. 

41 min: Second-half back underway. 

40 min: Half-time, the Reds will go into the sheds happy, they're right in this. 

38 min: Try - Reds, after probing and probing the captain goes over! Big Samu Kerevi, kick is good. 

36 min: The Reds have a penalty now, in the Saders half. Haven't been in the game at all, kicking for the corner. 

34 min: Great stuff from the Crusaders but Goodhue is tackled out. 

31 min: Bateman just drops it cold. 

28 min: Errors coming from both sides now, sloppy. 

25 min: Sloppy from the Reds, everytime they get the ball, they kick it away. 

22 min: Crusaders knock the ball on 22m out from the Reds line. 

17 min: Penalty to the Crusaders, Reds are still in this but the Crusaders defence is solid. 

15 min: A cross-field kick from the Reds doesn't get the right bounce and goes out. 

14 min: The Crusaders are throwing the pill around and the Reds can't keep up. 

9 min: Try - Crusaders, they go the length of the field, great work from Goodhue, Ennor and Will Jordan and it's Jordan who gets the try. Kick is wide. 

7 min: Try - Saders, great start for the visitors and Jack Goodhue sets up Braydon Ennor with a cross-field kick, he goes over untouched. Kick hits the post. 

6 min: Saders win a penalty and now it's them on the front foot. 

4 min: Reds have started well here, they have good field position and a scrum feed. 

1 min: Kick off!! 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Crusaders from Suncorp Stadium. 

The Crusaders have won two from two, both against New Zealand opposition, beating the Blues and the Hurricanes, the men from Canterbury looked at their devastating best last week, putting on a clinic against the Canes. 

The Reds had the first week bye and went down fighting against the Highlanders last week at Forsyth Barr Stadium, they will be looking to get their first win of the season against the back-to-back champs. 

Pre-match banter: Ryan Crotty rested for Crusaders clash with the Reds

All Blacks midfielder Ryan Crotty has been rested for the Crusaders' trip to Queensland.

The 30-year-old will stay at home as part of the national selectors' recovery programme.

Despite five changes to the starting lineup, the Crusaders have named an imposing side looking to maintain their 100 per cent record on Saturday night against the Reds.

Tim Bateman replaces Crotty in the number 12 jersey while Mitchell Drummond gets his first start of the season at halfback with Bryn Hall named on the bench.

Exciting Tasman flyer Will Jordan replaces David Havilli at fullback while Braydon Ennor returns to the top XV with Manasa Mataele injured.

Ennor was the standout for the Crusaders playing at centre in the opening game of the season against the Blues.

Tom Sanders is the only new face in the forward pack meaning a shift to the bench for Jordan Taufua.

The Reds were impressive in their first game of 2019 in a losing effort against the Highlanders last weekend.

TAB Odds: Reds $ 4.90   Crusaders $1.17


Reds: 1-Feao Fotuaika, 2-Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3-Taniela Tupou, 4-Izack Rodda, 5-Harry Hockings, 6-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 7-Liam Wright, 8-Angus Scott-Young, 9-Moses Sorovi, 10-Hamish Stewart, 11-Sefa Naivalu, 12-Samu Kerevi, 13-Jordan Petaia, 14-Chris Feauai-Sautia, 15-Bryce Hegarty

Reserves: 16Alex Mafi, 17-JP Smith, 18-Ruan Smith, 19-Caleb Timu, 20-Scott Higginbotham, 21-Tate McDermott, 22-Duncan Paia’aua, 23-Isaac Lucas.


Crusaders: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Andrew Makalio, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Scott Barrett, 5-Quinton Strange, 6-Tom Sanders, 7-Matt Todd [c], 8-Whetu Douglas, 9-Mitchell Drummond, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-George Bridge, 12-Tim Bateman, 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Braydon Ennor, 15-Will Jordan

Reserves: 16-Ben Funnell, 17-Harry Allen, 18-Michael Alaalatoa, 19-Luke Romano, 20-Jordan Taufua, 21-Bryn Hall, 22-Mitchell Hunt, 23-David Havilli.

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