Live Updates: Super Rugby, Crusaders vs Brumbies

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Crusaders 36 - 14 Brumbies

81 min: Penalty on the hooter and Saders take the three. Game over. 

77 min: TRY - Brumbies. What a hectic finish to this match, Tevita Kuridrani scoring for the visitors. Kick is good. Crusaders 33 - 14 Brumbies. 

73 min: TRY - Crusaders, just dominance now for the Saders, the winger Reece scores again. Kick is good. Crusaders 33 - 7 Brumbies. 

71 min: TRY - Crusaders, Sevu Reece makes a break for the hosts and it's Jordan Taufua who scores. Kick is good. Crusaders 26 - 7 Brumbies. 

66 min: Another yellow card for the Brumbies - this time its Sam Carter for a high tackle on Ryan Crotty. 

65 min: The Brumbies lose the ball and the Crusaders look to press forward. 

64 min: Penalty won by the Brumbies - you'd think they will need to score soon. 

60 min: Forward pass called in what would've been another Crusaders try. 

59 min: Havili looks to make a dash down the wing but his foot is out. 

57 min: TRY - Crusaders, Richie Mo'unga makes the break, Banks makes the tackle and Will Jordan takes the early tap and scores his second in three minutes. Kick is wide. Crusaders 19 -7 Brumbies.

54 min: TRY - Crusaders, Will Jordan scores out wide after a head high tackle from Toni Pulu and he will spend 10 minutes in the bin. Kick is wide. Crusaders 12 - 7 Brumbies. 

53 min: Penalty at the scrum goes against the Brumbies and the Saders call for another scrum. 

48 min: NO try, the ref brings the play back for a knock on. The Brumbies are let off. 

47 min: Penalty won by the Crusaders - much better start by the hosts. 

44 min: TRY - Crusaders, Havili makes the initial break but it's the Fijian flyer who scores the try - they're back. Kick is good. Crusaders 7 - 7 Brumbies. 

42 min: Early knockon from the Brumbies sees the Saders win a scrum. 

41 min: Back at it for the second half. 

41 min: Turnover at the breakdown and that is it for this half. 

40 min: The Brumbies win a penalty of the scrum and they will be able to clear just before half-time. 

39 min: The Crusaders couldn't get the ball out and the Brumbies win a scrum. 

Franks is back on the field. Saders back to 15 men.

37 min: Penalty won finally by the Crusaders. They kick for touch just three minutes out. 

36 min: After the Crusaders lose the ball again the Brumbies kick the ball away, the visitos get the ball back and look to charge down field. 

33 min: TRY - Brumbies, finally the Brumbies patience has paid off - the first five Christian Lealiifano goes over for the opener. Kick is good. Crusaders 0 - 7 Brumbies. 

33 min: Another penalty, quick tap taken by the Brumbies.

29 min: Another penalty against the Crusaders, Brumbies take the scrum. 

28 min: Who would've thought.. no points after 28 minutes. Brumbies in a good position once again. 

27 min: Owen Franks has sat down Henry Speight and on a replay the ref has called a shoulder to the chest - yellow card. 

24 min: No try, knock on from the Brumbies over the line. 

23 min: Brumbies are dominating possession but havn't got any points.

21 min: Another penalty for the Brumbies - kick for touch again. 

20 min: Penalty agaisnt the Crusaders inside thier 22 and the Brumbies will kick for the corner. 

18 min: Turnover from the Crusaders after another knockon. 

16 min: Still a frantic game in Christchurch - the fitness of the lads!

14 min: Knock on from the Brumbies and it's high speed attack from both sides - yet nobody has scored. 

11 min: Brumbies win a penalty and kick for touch - not straight and the Saders have the ball back but lose it forward, Brumbies scrum. 

8 min: The Saders have the ball but lose it - The Brumbies hack it away. 

6 min: Hectic start from both sides as Sevu Reece goes for a dart down the left wing but he's tackled out. 

4 min: Forward pass from the Brumbies which lets off the Crusaders who were under pressure. 

3 min: Penalty won by the Brumbies - kick for touch. 

1 min: Great start for the visitors, showing all the intent early here. Crusaders lineout.

1 min: Kick off here in Christchurch! 


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

TAB Odds: Crusaders $ 1.03   Brumbies $11.50

Pre-match banter: Prop Owen Franks poised - again - for Crusaders 150th

All Blacks prop Owen Franks has waited five weeks to notch up his 150th game for the Crusaders - this could be a matter of fifth time lucky.

Franks, 31, has been named in an international front row to take on the Brumbies in Christchurch's first Super Rugby outing since last month's tragic mosque shootings.

The test centurion brought up his 149th appearance against the Reds on March 3, but rested the following week against the Chiefs, was named for the cancelled road game against the Highlanders, withdrew injured against the Waratahs and missed last week's win over the Hurricanes with the same shoulder complaint.

"He's been stuck on that, hasn't he?" grins Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar. "He's been looking to push a quick single for 150 at the SCG and it didn't come there.

"It's going to come at Christchurch Stadium, so I think, in the end, it all works out beautifully. He gets to be at home with a wide group of family and friends celebrating that."

Franks' return co-incides with that of fellow international prop Joe Moody, who injured his ankle against the Chiefs.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has overcome the reported "double haematoma" that forced him off the field at half-time last week and will take his place at the back of the scrum. Crusaders skipper Sam Whitelock will come off the bench, with Quinten Strange taking his place at lock.

Centre Jack Goodhue takes an All Blacks-mandated rest, allowing veteran Tim Bateman to play his 50th game for the Crusaders.

Crusaders: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Scott Barrett, 5-Quinten Strange, 6-Ethan Blackadder, 7-Matt Todd, 8-Kieran Read, 9-Mitch Drummond, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-Sevu Reece, 12-Ryan Crotty, 13-Tim Bateman, 14-Will Jordan, 15-David Havili

Reserves: 16-Ben Funnell, 17-Harry Allan, 18-Michael Alaalalatoa, 19-Sam Whitelock, 20-Jordan Taufua, 21-Bryn Hall, 22-Brett Cameron, 23-Leicester Faingaanuku

Brumbies: 1-James Slipper, 2-Josh Mann-Rea, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 4-Darcy Swain, 5-Murray Douglas, 6-Pete Samu, 7-Tom Cusack, 8-Lachlan McCaffrey, 9-Joe Powell, 10-Christian Lealiifano, 11-Toni Pulu, 12-Irae Simone, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 14-Henry Speight, 15-Tom Banks

Reserves: 16-Connal McInerney, 17-Vunipola Fifita, 18-Tom Ross, 19-Sam Carter, 20-Jahrome Brown, 21-Matt Lucas, 22-Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23-Andy Muirhead.