Live updates: Super Rugby Pacific - Crusaders v Waratahs at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Crusaders - 21             Waratahs - 24

FULLTIME - A monumental win for the Waratahs. Click here for a wrap and highlights.

80th min - Tahs nail the lineout and win the penalty advantage to boot. That may well do us.

79th min - 12 phases deep....penalty Waratahs! Gamble quick over the ball and Havili comes in from the side to be pinged. 90 seconds to go. Lineout at halfway for the Tahs.

77th min - Kicks exchanged, Jordan looks for space on the return.Towards the 22m, they go.

74th min - TRY CRUSADERS to Fletcher Newell

Havili breaks the line! Steps one, brought down just short. Newell hits the ball off the ruck at pace and powers over the line. We're in for a finish here. Hickey converts. (Waratahs 24-21)

73rd min - Goodhue with a slick grubber for his wing, big chase comes in. Tahs hold on to control the ball deep in their 22m.

68th min - Penalty try to WARATAHS

Pablo Matera deemed to have collapsed the rolling maul and it's a straight seven points and a yellow card. Crusaders down to 13 men. Huge swing. (Waratahs 24-14)

68th min - Defence holds up for Crusaders but we're going back to look at aother high shot from Dalzell. Not sure he's going to escape this one as easily. Hooper has left the field as a result. This will be a red card, and deservedly so.

Off he goes, Crusaders will have to do this with 14 men.

66th min - Crusaders lose the ball and the Tahs strike back, deep into Crusaders territory. Big clearance  by Jordan goes out on the full after the turnover, Tahs lineout inside the 22m.

64th min - TMO reviewing what may be a high shot. Wow, Dalzell has somehow escaped without even a penalty. Generous work by Mr O'Keeffe.

60th min - TRY CRUSADERS to Sione Havili Talitui

The replacement spins in the tackle to reach out and score from close range. Game on! (Waratahs 17-14)

58th min - Long advantage played for the Crusaders, who win a penalty next to the posts. They opt for the 5m lineout, of course. 

56th min - Another penalty and another 5m lineout for the Crusaders. And another mistake - Tahs win the lineout and clear the immediate danger. 

55th min - Burke with a superb touchfinder from a penalty. Another 5m lineout here, but the Tahs steal it and clear. They'll have another shot from 10m further back.

52nd min - More attacking momentum for the Crusaders from a penalty but poor handling lets them down. Scrum Tahs in the shadow of their posts.

47th min - Crusaders penalty. They'll throw a 5m lineout. Taylor time?

Maul rockets over the line but referee says held up. Checking upstairs for some Tahs foul play. 

PENALTY TRY to Crusaders

Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco deemed to have impeded the ball being grounded from an offside position. Yellow card also shown. Big moment in the match. (Waratahs 17-7)

44th min - Tahs on the offensive, lineout at the Crusaders' 22m. This time the obstruction goes against the Tahs, Crusaders clear back to the Tahs' 10m.

41st min - Mistake from the restart gifts the Crusaders an attacking scrum inside the 22m.

Reece pinged for obstruction on the first phase. Penalty Tahs.

Second half underway...


37th min - Offside penalty goes the Tahs' way. Edmed lines up a shot, 30m on a slight angle... no mistake. (Waratahs 17-0).

35th min - Crusaders work through the phases but this excellent NSW defence is up to the task. The kick eventually comes and is easily cleaned up, NSW move inside the Crusaders half.

32nd min - Another scrum penalty for the Crusaders takes them to a lineout 10m out.

NSW hold up the maul and force the turnover. Crusaders have barely fired a shot here.

28th min - NSW intercept kills off the Crusaders possession. Clever kick to force a lineout at the Crusaders' 10m.

Tahs break! Foketi breaks to the Crusaders' 22m. Defensive penalty allows the visitors to relieve the pressure.

24th min - Tom Christie is powered over the line by his pack by is held up. Goal-line dropout.

22nd min - Lineout for the Crusaders, 10m out from the tryline.

19th min - Attacking scrum for the Tahs at the Crusaders' 22m. Fumble hands the ball over to the visitors for a scrum.

16th min - Penalty Crusaders, they'll finally get some ball inside the NSW half. Uh oh, the throw from Taylor not straight. Scrum NSW at their 22m.

11th min - TRY WARATAHS to Mark Nawaqanitawase

Izaia Perese does well to draw two defenders and make a one-handed offload for his wing to run in their second try. Edmed slots the sideline conversion. (Waratahs 14-0)

10th min - Tahs turn down the shot at goal, opt for the 5m lineout.

8th min - Waratahs back on attack. Just metres out from the line.

Harry Johnson-Holmes burrows his way over the line but referee says held up. Back for the penalty, we go.

2nd min - TRY WARATAHS to Dylan Pietsch

Slick set play from the scrum and Pietsch runs a great line back inside to go in under the posts. (Tahs 7-0)

1st min - Waratahs kick off, Taylor works the ball to halfway. Burke chips over the top, Tahs carry to the Crusaders' 10m.

We're underway...

7pm - Great conditions at Leichhardt Oval. Here's hoping for some open, running rugby.


Kia ora and welcome to live updates of the Crusaders' Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Waratahs at Sydney.

We'll have all of the action from 7:05pm.

Crusaders: 1-George Bower, 2-Codie Taylor (c), 3-Oli Jager, 4-Zach Gallagher, 5-Sam Whitelock, 6-Pablo Matera, 7-Tom Christie, 8-Cullen Grace, 9-Bryn Hall, 10-Fergus Burke, 11-Leicester Fainga'anuku, 12-David Havili, 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Sevu Reece, 15-Will Jordan

Reserves: 16-Ricky Jackson, 17-Tamaiti Williams, 18-Fletcher Newell, 19-Dominic Gardner, 20-Sione Havili Talitui, 21-Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22-Simon Hickey, 23-Dallas McLeod