Vodacom Super 14

Hurricanes fighting back

2010-04-02 09:26
Ma'a Nonu (Gallo Images)
Wellington - The Crusaders hold a slender lead at half time against the Hurricanes, leading 18-14 in their Super 14 clash in Wellington.


The Crusaders got off to a flying start, running into an 18-0 lead thanks to two tries from Kieran Reid and Zac Guildford lead before 2 tries from Ma’a Nonu and Jeremy Thrush brought the hosts back into the match to leave the match nicely poised for a thrilling second half.


Tries: Nonu, Thrush
Conversions: Ripia (2)

Tries: Reid, Guildford
Penalties: Carter (2)
Conversions: Carter (1)


15. Cory Jane, 14. Andre Taylor, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Hosea Gear, 10. Willie Ripia, 9. Piri Weepu, 8. Rodney So’oialo, 7. Karl Lowe, 6. Victor Vito, 5. Michael Paterson, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Neemia Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore (captain), 1. John Schwalger

Substitutes: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Anthony Perenise, 18. Bryn Evans, 19. Scott Waldrom, 20. Tyson Keats, 21. Aaron Cruden, 22. Jason Kawau

15. Colin Slade, 14. Sean Maitland, 13. Robert Fruean, 12. Ryan Crotty, 11. Zac Guildford, 10. Dan Carter, 9. Andy Ellis, 8. Kieran Read, 7. George Whitelock, 6. Richie McCaw (captain), 5. Sam Whitelock, 4. Brad Thorn, 3. Owen Franks, 2. Ti’i Paulo, 1. Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes: 16. Daniel Perrin, 17. Ben Franks, 18. Chris Jack, 19. Thomas Waldrom, 20. Kahn Fotuali’i, 21. Adam Whitelock, 22. Jared Payne


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