App users please click here
Final score: Hurricanes 27 Crusaders 30
Crusaders 30 (Bridge x2, Reece tries, Havili drop goal, Mo'unga 3con, 2pens) bt
Hurricanes 27 (Laumape, Goosen , J. Savea tries, Barrett 3con, 2pens) HT - 17-17
2mins - Drop goal Crusaders - David Havili - That's it! Box kick is charged down and the Crusaders go on the attack through Dunshea. Four phases and Havili drops into the pocket and slots it from 20m. (CRU 30-27)
5:32pm - The Hurricanes have won the toss and have opted to go against the breeze! Weird because of Barrett's kicking ability. Mo'unga gets us back underway.
5:30pm - So a quick 5min break and then we are in sudden death.
Fulltime - We are at Golden Point again! Hurricanes win a turnover and Jordie knocks it into touch,
80mins - Goal line drop out as Barrett forces inside his in-goal.
79mins - Nine phases and Mo'unga drops back in the pocket and has a go at a 35m droppy but he's pushed it to the right.
78mins - Great counter-ruck from the Crusaders and the win a turnover midway halfway and 10m line .... they have a scrum as the referee got in the way of an attack.
76mins - Havilli throws the ball over the touchline just inside Hurricanes territory. Crusaders backline play has been messy today.
75mins - Penalty for the Crusaders and Mo'unga finds touch on halfway.
73mins - Had the distance but put it away to the left - only just.
71mins - Scrum for the Hurricanes on their own 10m line and they win a penalty for illegal wheeling. Barrett's gonna have a crack from 64 metres!
68mins - 10 phases and Whitelock earns a turnover penalty for the Crusaders. Lineout midway halfway and 22 Hurricanes territory.
67mins - Hurricanes hot on attack. Barrett kicks for Goosen along the ground but the ball bounces out midway 22 and try line.
64mins - Try Crusaders: Sevu Reece - And the strike back the red and black. 14 phases and eventually quick ball for Mo'unga and he puts Reece away down the right and he runs around to score. Captain's Challenge on the last pass but it's ruled okay. (27-27)
62mins - Ardie Savea has finally tapped out after an heroic performance. Fifita on in his place.
61mins - Penalty goal Hurricanes: Jordie Barrett drills this one for a seven-point lead. (HUR 27-20)
60mins - Penalty right in front of the sticks, 30m out for the Hurricanes. Crusaders ruled offside.
57mins - Goal line dropout. Laumape heads away down the left and toes ahead .... Havili forces. Goal line drop out.
56mins - Penalty goal Crusaders: Mo'unga drills it from in front. (HUR 24-20)
55mins - Penalty for the Crusaders in front. Savea wins another turnover with one leg....Barrett kicks and Havilli collects deep, but the referee is calling play back. He's ruled all the Hurricanes chasers offside.
54mins - Lineout goes astray and the Crusaders break out through Havilli. Jordan is in the clear and kicks ahead but the ball bounces over the deadball line. We come back for a scrum midway 22 and halfway.
52mins - Another Hurricanes penalty and this one is kickable ... 40m out, but Barrett kicks for touch. 5m lineout Hurricanes.
49mins - Scrum penalty for the Hurricanes and that should chew up enough time for Laumape to get back out.
47mins - Savea is a superman. He can barely walk and he shuts down a dangerous Crusaders attack with a wonderfully won breakdown turnover.
45mins - Savea's knee is heavily strapped and he is limping about the park.
43mins - Try Hurricanes: Wes Goosen - Ardie Savea from the back of the scrum steamrolls Bryn Hall but is taken to the ground 15m out by Reece. Back to the left the come and Goosen steps two, and sprints away to score a wonderful try. Ardie Savea looks in trouble with a sore knee. (HUR 24-17)
41mins - Knock-on from Douglas 30m out from his own line. Scrum Hurricanes.
Second-half - Jordie Barrett gets us back underway.Mo'unga kicks down the middle and Love runs it back.
Halftime (17-17) - That's us done and dusted for the first 40. Hurricanes will only have 14 for the first 10mins of the second spell. Laumape probably lucky it wasn't red.
40mins +2 - Yellow card Hurricanes: Ngani Laumape
40mins +1 - Julian Savea is over the line but it looks like he is held up. Scott Barrett is also challenging potential foul play against Nagani Laumape three of four phases before. It doens't look good for the Hurricanes No,12. He struck Barrett with an elbow to the throat on the ground.
39mins - Oli Yager pinged on halfway for not rolling away. Lineout Hurricanes on the Crusaders 22.
37mins - Hurricanes threaten to break out off another turnover ... inside pass from Laumape to Savea, but Havilli gets a hand to it and would have scored if he kept holf of the intercept attempt. Scrum Hurricanes on halfway.
35mins - Game is being played at a hectic pace. The Crusaders looking to run the Hurricanes ragged, but they keep coughing up the ball in good positions.
30mins - Try Hurricanes: Julian Savea - Wow! Barrett can't take the kick-off and Blackwell is away down the left, inside pass to 'The Bus', who runs away to score and Jordie knocks it over from the sideline. (17-17)
29mins - Penalty goal Crusaders: Mo'unga makes no mistake. (CRU 17-10)
28mins - Crusaders will get three back here. Laumape pinged for holding on in front of the posts.
27mins - Try Hurricanes: Ngani Laumape - Big moment for the home side as the get back in it, Aumua breaks through in midfield but his pass inside is wayward. Hurricanes still in control as Umaga-Jensen and Coles combine down the left, Coles steps back inside and finds Laumape who powers past three defenders to scpore next to the posts. (CRU 14-10)
24mins - Try Crusaders: George Bridge: Two for the left winger. Lovely backline play as Mo'unga skips and passes to Jordan who floats a pass to Bridge who runs away to score. Mo'unga converts/. Joe Moody has limped off. (CRU 14-3).
22mins - Penalty for the Hurricanes - a high shot on Jordie Barrett, who clears to his own 10m line.
19 mins - From the scrum, Umaga-Jensen breaks through the Crusaders defence. He gets down to the visitors 22 before putting in a grubber kick that Bridge gathers. As Mo'unga clears, referee Paul Williams awards a penalty against the home side.
In concerning news for Crusaders fans, Jack Goodhue has limped off.
17 mins - The Hurricanes look up for this contest especially in defence with Julian Savea forcing an error from Douglas with a big hit. The 'Canes will have a scrum 30 metres out from their line.
13 mins - The Crusaders win a penalty just five metres out from the 'Canes line and surprisingly take a quick tap. Straight away Savea gets over the ball to win a relieving penalty.
12 mins - The Crusaders looking to build their attack after their try and after seven phases Hall goes high and Savea has blocked a Crusaders player from challenging the visitors have a penalty.
10 mins - Try Crusaders to George Bridge: The Hurricanes make a meal of clearing their lines with Jordie Barrett's kick charged down. The Crusaders grab possession just five metres out and go wide straight away and find Bridge who smashes his way over.
Mo'unga converts the try. (CRU 7-3)
9mins - Penalty goal Hurricanes: Barrett makes no mistake. (HUR 3-0)
8mins - Crusaders offside in the midfield....easy shot coming up for Jordie.
7mins - Hurricanes attacking with a lineout 20m out.
4mins - Away to the left from Barrett.
3mins - Early penalty attempt coming up for Barrett just inside the Crusaders half.
1min - Ruben Love carves up the Crusaders through the middle and chips ahead but the ball bounces out. Lineout Crusaders.
Kick-off - Paul Williams says play and Mo'unga gets the game underway.
3:24pm - Joe Moody leads out the Crusaders playing his 100th game for the franchise.
3:31pm - Kick-off just a few minutes away.
3:22pm - Lovely conditions in Wellington today. The breeze is up a bit but the sun is shining and the track is firm.
Hello everyone and welcome to live coverage of the Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Hurricanes and Crusaders in the nation's capital.
The Crusaders are smarting from their first-ever loss in the NZ-only competition, when they were tipped up by the Highlanders last week.
The Hurricanes were poor against a misfiring Blues last week, and they need to come out on the right side of the result this afternoon if they want to make the Grand Final next month.
Current Super Rugby Aotearoa Table:
Crusaders - 18 (P5)
Blues - 14 (P5)
Chiefs - 12 (P5)
Highlanders - 10 (P6)
Hurricanes - 5 (P5)
Hurricanes: 1-Xavier Numia, 2-Dane Coles, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 6-Reed Prinsep, 7-Ardie Savea (c), 8-Devan Flanders, 9-Luke Campbell, 10-Ruben Love, 11-Wes Goosen, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Peter Umaga-Jensen, 14-Julian Savea, 15-Jordie Barrett
Reserves: 16-Asafo Aumua, 17-Tevita Mafileo, 18-Alex Fidow, 19-Scott Scrafton, 20-Vaea Fifita, 21-Du’Plessis Kirifi, 22-Jonathan Taumateine, 23-Billy Proctor
Crusaders: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Oliver Jager, 4-Scott Barrett (c), 5-Sam Whitelock, 6-Whetu Douglas, 7-Sione Havili Tailtui, 8-Cullen Grace, 9-Bryn Hall, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-George Bridge, 12-David Havili, 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Sevu Reece, 15-Will Jordan
Reserves: 16-Brodie McAlister, 17-George Bower, 18-Michael Alaalatoa, 19-Mitchell Dunshea, 20-Tom Sanders, 21-Mitchell Drummond, 22-Dallas McLeod, 23-Leicester Fainga'anuku