Live updates: Super Rugby 2020 - Crusaders v Highlanders from Christchurch

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Crusaders 33 - 13 Highlanders

Full time. 

76min - The Crusaders win a scrum after a lineout is judged not straight from the Landers. 

74min - TRY - Crusaders, that's all she wrote now, the try is scored from the lineout drive and it's Sione Havili. Kick is good. Crusaders 33 - 13 Highlanders. 

72min - The Crusaders work the ball down field and win a penalty and kick for touch. 

66min - The Highlanders win another penalty at the breakdown - they kick for touch.  

63min - TRY - Highlanders, the visitors shift the ball left, and they have some success - Jona Nareki scores. Kick is wide. Crusaders 26 - 13 Highlanders. 

60min - The Highlanders are camping on the Saders' line here. They win a penalty and kick for the corner. 

55min - Now the Crusaders win a penalty at scrum time and clear. 

53min - Crusaders survive a big Highlanders attack, they force a knock on and have a scrum.  

52min - Aaron Smith comes to within a pass to scoring another try, he opts to kick and the Saders collect and are on the attack. 

48min - Hunt clears for the Landers. Crusaders will have the lineout.

47min - Knock on there from the Saders, bad pass to Reece. 

46min - Yellow card for the Highlanders, it's Frizell who is given a yellow, lifted in the breakdown and he's tipped Ennor over the horizontal.

41min - Back underway. 

Half time. 

40min - Fair catch taken by Rob Thomson, he will clear.

36min - The Highlanders win a penalty at the scrum and will kick for the corner. 

35min - Knock on from Aaron Smith into touch and the Crusaders opt for the scrum.

32min - TRY - Crusaders, too much pressure and the Crusaders are in again - George Bridge this time. Kick is good. Crusaders 26 - 8 Highlanders.

32min - The Crusaders are 10m out now. 

28min - Michael Collins clears just out of the 22 and the Crusaders will have a lineout in a really good spot. 

26min - TRY - Crusaders, superb work from the hosts and Braydon Ennor slices through the backline to score. Kick is wide. 

23min - TRY - Highlanders, very nice from the visitors, they create a turnover and shift the ball left, and it's fullback Michael Collins who scores in the corner. Kick is wide. 

20min - TRY - Crusaders, really nice once again from the Crusaders, they shift it left and it's Tom Christie who scores out wide. Kick is wide. Crusaders 12 - 3 Highlanders. 

18min - Some really nice work at the breakdown from the Saders - a counter ruck.

14min - TRY - Crusaders, gorgeous from the Crusaders, they work the ball forward and Bridge offloads to Taylor who scores the opening try. Kick is good, Crusaders 7 - 3 Highlanders. 

12min - Lovely work on the blind side from the Saders, but it's broken down from the Highlanders - Ioane is having a blinder. 

10min - Massive work, this time it's Coltman at the breakdown - the Saders were only 5m out. But the Highlanders will clear. 

8min - Penaly at the breakdown this time it's an incorrect entry against the Highlanders.

6min - Penalty at the breakdown, Romano is the man penalised. 

5min - They go for the three - it's good. Crusaders 0 - 3 Highlanders. 

3min - A break from the Highlanders, Josh Ioane makes the break and they recycle, under advantage, Aaron Smith knocks the ball on - Highlanders penalty. 

2min - Knock on from the Crusaders, after a nice backline move comes to an end. 

1min - Kick off here in Christchurch. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Crusaders and the Highlanders from Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch.

TAB Odds: Crusaders $1.12    Highlanders $6

 Pre-match chat: Scott Barrett ruled out of Crusaders' clash with Highlanders

The Crusaders will be without captain Scott Barrett, when they take on the Highlanders on Friday night.

The All Blacks lock tweaked a knee ligament during the win over the Blues last week and will play no part in the southern derby at OrangeTheory Stadium.

Coach Scott Robertson said they decided to play it safe with their linchpin forward.

"Potentially, if it was a final," Robertson said, when asked if Barrett could have played.

"But we made the decision for him, being so important being our captain, that the best thing for him was to take a couple of weeks, because we've got a bye next week."

The absence won't be counted as one of his All Blacks-enforced rest weeks.

Luke Romano will step in to fill Barrett's boots and partner Mitchell Dunshea, and Robertson has complete confidence the former All Black is up to the task.

"He knows his way around the rugby paddock, you've seen the impact he's had off the bench has been incredible.

"He's carrying old school, cleaning out old school, and he brings a real edge and game knowledge that we need and love."

Also ruled out with injury are back utility Will Jordan and prop Oli Jager, who are suffering from a groin injury and concussion respectively. 

The Crusaders have won six of their last seven matches against their southern neighbours.

Crusaders: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Michael Alaalatoa, 4-Luke Romano, 5-Mitchell Dunshea, 6-Cullen Grace, 7-Tom Christie, 8-Tom Sanders, 9-Bryn Hall, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-George Bridge, 12-Jack Goodhue, 13-Braydon Ennor, 14-Sevu Reece, 15-David Havili (c) 

Reserves: 16-Andrew Makalio, 17-Isi Tuungafasi, 18-George Bower, 19-Ethan Roots, 20-Sione Havili, 21-Mitchell Drummond, 22-Brett Cameron, 23-Leicester Faingaanuku. 

Highlanders: 1-Ayden Johnstone, 2-Liam Coltman, 3-Siate Tokolahi, 4-Jesse Parete, 5-Josh Dickson, 6-Shannon Frizell, 7-James Lentjes, 8-Marino Mikaele Tu'u, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Mitch Hunt, 11-Jona Nareki, 12-Josh Ioane, 13-Rob Thompson, 14-Kirisi Kuridrani, 15-Michael Collins

Reserves: 16-Ash Dixon, 17-Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18-Conan O'Donnell, 19-Jack Whetton, 20-Teariki Ben-Nicholas, 21-Kayne Hammington, 22-Teihorangi Walden, 23-Josh McKay