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Waratahs 20 - 12 Crusaders
Full-time, big win for the Waratahs, stay tuned for the match wrap.
80 min: TRY - Crusaders, George Bridge makes the break and he finds Will Jordan who has too much gas and goes over for the try. Kick is wide. Waratahs 20-12 Waratahs.
79 min: Just moments away now for any Waratahs fan.
76 min: Forward pass from the Crusaders and it looks like the Sydney side will win it now.
74 min: TRY - Waratahs, with an advantage Foley puts up a huge kick and it's Israel Falou who gets the ball and scores his first of the night. Kick is wide. Waratahs 20-7 Crusaders.
72 min: Time is running down for the Crusaders, they have looked awful - the worst i've seen for soem time.
70 min: Hunt with a huge tackle as the Crusaders look to put together some passes.
66 min: Sloppy rugby here from both sides as the rain is making it very hard to hold the ball. Can the Crusaders win this? We almost expect them to.
62 min: Waratahs win a penalty and are pushing for the Saders line, great work from the visitors who drive the Waratahs out.
59 min: Knock on from the Crusaders, silly mistakes from the back-to-back champs.
56 min: Crusaders get a penalty and kick for goal, it's wide.
52 min: Knock on from the Tahs and they're not making it easier for themselves.
50 min: Crusaders are under the pump here, Israel Falou is running a muck.
45 min: Similiar start to this second half as the Waratahs look to hold the ball.
41 min: back underway for the second half.
40 min: A Crusaders knock on sees the first half come to an end.
38 min: Adam Ashley-Cooper with some really good work at the breakdown and wins a penalty. Penalty kick is good. Waratahs 15-7 Crusaders.
35 min: A knock on from the Tahs, a coach killer that one.
34 min: Waratahs win a penalty, a chance for the home team to get some points before the break.
33 min: Crusaders looking more and more likely.
29 min: TRY - Crusaders, off the lineout the ball is given to Codie Taylor who throws an inside ball to George Bridge who hits a hole and scores. Kick is good. Waratahs 12-7 Crusaders.
28 min: Crusaders lineout in a good field position.
25 min: Havilii kicks a great cross field kick to Bridge who does well to beat one defender but then drops the ball.
23 min: The Waratahs knock the ball on - Crusaders feed.
22 min: The Crusaders clear under pressure from their scrum and Jack Goodhue's kick is charged down. Ball goes dead.
20 min: The Crusaders lose the ball off their scrum and the Tahs go so close!
17 min: Very un Crusaders like errors coming here, knock ons, forward passes.
14 min: Knock on from the Crusaders in the lineout.
11 min: TRY - Waratahs, incredible from Falou, under the high ball and he gets the ball and the offload over to Cam Clark whpo scores. Kick is wide. Waratahs 12-0 Crusaders.
10 min: The Crusaders get their hands on the ball but are penalised for an obstruction.
8 min: The Waratahs look up for this, keeping their hands on the ball.
4 min: TRY - Waratahs, Jed Holloway bursts through the tackle of Whetu Douglas and will go over to score. Kick is good. Waratahs 7-0 Crusaders
1 min: Kick off!!
Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders from Sydney.
Pre-match chat: Crusaders rest Richie Mo'unga, Scott Barrett against Waratahs
One-test All Black Brett Cameron will make a rare start for the Crusaders, as international first-five Richie Mo'unga takes a mandated rest against the Waratahs on Saturday.
Mo'unga has started all four of the defending champions' games this season in the 10 jersey and was named there for last week's cancelled fixture against the Highlanders.
Under All Blacks welfare protocols, players can't play - or prepare for - six consecutive games, hence Mo'unga's absence.
Cameron debuted for the Crusaders last season and came off the bench in their 57-28 romp over the Chiefs earlier this month. After a stellar Mitre 10 Cup season for Canterbury, he made his international debut for New Zealand against Japan last November.
Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock makes a belated comeback to Super Rugby, after he was named to return last week in Dunedin, while prop Owen Franks will chalk up his 150th Super Rugby game.
Whitelock replaces Scott Barrett, who will join Mo'unga on the sidelines for his first break this season.
TAB Odds: Waratahs $4.40 Crusaders $1.20
Waratahs :1-Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2-Damien Fitzpatrick, 3-Sekope Kepu, 4-Jed Holloway, 5-Rob Simmons, 6-Ned Hanigan, 7-Michael Hooper, 8-Jack Dempsey, 9-Nick Phipps, 10-Bernard Foley, 11-Alex Newsome, 12-Kurtley Beale, 13-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14-Cam Clark, 15-Israel Folau
Reserves: 16-Andrew Tuala, 17-Rory O’connor, 18-Chris Talakai, 19-Lachlan Swinton, 20-Michael Wells, 21-Jake Gordon, 22-Mack Mason, 23-Karmichael Hunt
Crusaders: 1-George Bower, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Quinten Strange, 5-Sam Whitelock, 6-Jordan Taufua, 7-Matt Todd, 8-Whetu Douglas, 9-Bryn Hall, 10-Brett Cameron, 11-George Bridge, 12-Ryan Crotty, 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Braydon Ennor, 15-David Havili
Reserves: 16-Andrew Makalio, 17-Harry Allan, 18-Micahel Alaalatoa, 19-Luke Romano, 20-Tom Sanders, 21-Ereatara Enari, 22-Mitchell Hunt, 23-Will Jordan