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Crusaders 24 - 20 Reds
84min - Knock on! Saders win, just.
80min - Offside and the Reds will kick into touch and go to the lineout.
79min - A knock on against the Crusaders and the Reds have a chance, they need to go 70m to score.
78min - Massive scrum from the Saders and they win a penalty and kick for touch.
75min - Bad kick from Mo'unga and the Reds have the pill now.
74min - The Reds would lead by 4 if they made thier kicks tonight.
72min - TRY - Reds, what a try!! Lovely work from the Reds and it's Speight who scores, they make the break and Speight links up with another player, gets the ball back and scores. Kick is wide.
69min - Reece scores a try but there's a knock on in the build up, Reds scrum.
64min - Advantage against the Crusaders and the Reds will kick for the corner
59min - The Saders have looked much better already this half.
53min - TRY - Crusaders, well worked try for the hosts, they go the length of the field and it's Leicester Fainga'anuku who scores. Kick is good.
52min - More cracking defence from the Crusaders and the Reds knock the ball on.
50min - The Reds are back down the Crusaders end of the park, and are just 15m out.
47min - TRY - Reds, they hit straight back! They work the way down the park and they strike back through Taniela Tupou. Kick is wide.
44min - TRY - Crusaders, well done from the fullback there - runs a good line and scores a good try, George Bridge. Kick is good.
43min - High tackle on Bridge there, they will kick for the corner.
41min - Back underway.
Half time! Knock on from the Reds and that's half time.
40min - Crusaders have somebody sent to the bin, Sanders is the man to be yellow carded - too many penalties in a row.
39min - Penalty won by the Reds and they have one last chance to take a lead into HT - they kick to the corner.
37min - The Reds are running riot here, just 5m out, and they make a mistake - Crusaders get lucky there and clear.
36min - Massive defence from the Reds - they force a mistake from the Crusaders and they will kick for touch.
32min - What a break from the Crusaders, from their own line, McLeod grabs a gap, gasses forward but the final pass, a pass from George to Reece is just a bridge too far, knock on.
31min - Knock on from the Reds - the defence forces a mistake there, nice work from Goodhue.
29min - Another penalty goes against against Christie and the Reds will take the scrum.
28min - Lovely break from Campbell and the Reds are 10m out.
27min - Knock on comes from the Crusaders, a little bit of a breakdown.
25min - Wilson goes close for the Reds, it looks for all money like a knock on but the TMO confirms a TRY - Reds - very well done by the number eight - Harry Wilson. Kick is horribly wide.
24min - The Reds bust through the defence and are just 10m out.
23min - Penalty goes against the Crusaders, Christie with hands in the ruck, the Reds will kick for touch.
22min - The Crusaders lose the ball and the Reds clear.
21min - Intercept made from Barrett and the Saders work the pill forward.
18min - Penalty and the Crusaders will go for the three. It's good.
17min - The Crusaders work the ball to the right and Sanders steps out - the Saders win the lineout.
15min - TRY - Reds, lovely from the Reds, they draw numbers in the lineout drive, then they spin it to the right and they score through winger, Chris Feauai-Sautia. Kick is wide.
14min - Penalty won by the Reds, they kick to the corner.
14min - Advantage to the Reds here, they're just 10m out.
11min - TRY - Crusaders, impossible to stop Moody that close, he crashes over - kick is good. Crusaders 7 - 0 Reds.
9min - Free kick goes against the Reds and the Saders have a perfect chance to score here.
7min - Silly offload from Bridge, didn't need to do that - a knock on, and the Reds will have a scrum.
6min - Scramble from the Reds and Campbell clears.
5min - The Reds string some passes together but there's a knock on.
4min - Offside against the Crusaders, Enari is pinged - Reds will clear.
2min - Bad pass from Mo'unga and Sanders knocks it on - Reds scrum.
1min - Knock on goes against the Reds, Crusaders scrum in a dangerous spot.
1min - We are underway.
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Pre-match chat: Scott Barrett returns for Crusaders against Reds
The Crusaders will welcome All Blacks Scott Barrett back into the fold for their showdown with the Reds in Christchurch on Friday.
Barrett is the lone change to the pack that beat the Highlanders a fortnight ago, with the lock fully recovered from the knee injury suffered against the Blues in round three.
In the backs, halfback Ereatara Enari earns his first start of the 2020 season.
Rest for Brayden Ennor and David Havili has forced a rejig of the backline, with George Bridge shifting to fullback and Leicester Faingaanuku promoted to a starting spot on the left wing.
Second-five Dallas McLeod will make his Super Rugby debut in the midfield alongside Jack Goodhue, who'll be making his 50th appearance for the defending champions.
All Blacks wing Sevu Reece will provide cover for the midfield off the bench, where he's made a handful of appearances for Waikato at national provincial level.
"He was beaming after he was told he was going to jump into 13 and cover that if required," head coach Scott Robertson said.
"A couple of weeks before the bye he jumped in there [at training] for this moment," Robertson said.
"Braydon [Ennor] can do it, a number of players can do it. So it gives us the flexibility you need in any squad.
Fijian wing Manasa Mataele will also make his long-awaited return to the field, having recovered from a serious knee injury that ended his 2019 Super Rugby campaign.
"He got a big cheer when we called his name, just because of the amount of work he's put in," Robertson added.
"It was pretty devastating. He was in incredible form when he did his knee . We know how hard he's worked. Now is his chance to show some impact."
The Queenslanders have just one win from their first four games, and will enter Friday's fixture off the back of a 33-23 loss to the Sharks at home.
Crusaders: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Oli Jager, 4-Scott Barrett, 5-Mitch Dunshea, 6-Cullen Grace, 7-Tom Christie, 8-Tom Sanders, 9-Ereatara Enari, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-Leicester Faingaanuku, 12-Dallas McLeod, 13-Jack Goodhue , 14-Sevu Reece, 15-George Bridge
Reserves: 16-Brodie McAlister, 17-George Bower, 18-Oliver Jager, 19-Luke Romano, 20-Sione Havili, 21-Mitch Drummond, 22-Brett Cameron, 23-Manasa Mataele
Reds: 15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Isaac Lucas, 9 Scott Malolua, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (c), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith
Reserves: 16 Ed Craig, 17 Dane Zander, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Angus Blyth, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Filipo Daugunu