Crusaders' campaign back on track

    2015-04-25 11:18

    Cape Town - The Crusaders got their 2015 Super Rugby campaign back on track with victory over the Blues in Christchurch on Saturday.

    As it happened: Crusaders v Blues

    The Crusaders won 29-15 after leading 17-10 at half-time.

    The Crusaders scored four tries through scrumhalf Mitchell Drummond, flank Jordan Taufua, fullback Tom Taylor and hooker Codie Taylor. Flyhalf Colin Slade added three conversions and a penalty.

    The Blues replied with tries by centre Francis Saili and flank Brendon O’Connor. Flyhalf Dan Bowden was on target with a conversion and a penalty.

    The Crusaders picked up a full-house of five points for their victory, but stayed fourth in the New Zealand Conference. They did however move up to seventh in the Overall log.

    The Blues left empty-handed and remained bottom of the New Zealand Conference and 14th in the Overall standings.

    In next weekend's Round 12 action, the Crusaders travel to Wellington to face the Hurricanes (Saturday, May 2 at 09:35), while the Blues host the Force in Auckland (Saturday, May 2 at 07:30).



    15 Tom Taylor, 14 David Havili, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Andy Ellis, 22 Kieron Fonotia, 23 Nafi Tuitavake


    15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Francis Saili, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Dan Bowden,9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Brendon O’Connor, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Hayden Triggs, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tony Woodcock

    Substitutes: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Culum Retallick, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Tevita Li

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