Crusaders put Reds to the sword
Cape Town - The Crusaders gave two of their legends a perfect Christchurch farewell with a comprehensive victory over the Reds in their Super Rugby clash on Friday.
As it happened: Crusaders v Reds
The Crusaders won 58-17 after leading 15-10 at half-time in what was Richie McCaw and Dan Carter's final match at AMI Stadium.
The Crusaders scored eight tries through scrumhalf Andy Ellis, flyhalf Colin Slade, wing Nemani
Nadolo (2), locks Sam Whitelock and Dominic Bird, flank Matt Todd and replacement back Jone Macilai-Tori. Slade was also on target with six conversions and two penalties for a personal haul of 23 points.
The Reds replied with tries by centre Samu Kerevi and wing Chris Feauai-Sautia. Wing James O'Connor added both conversions 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 into seventh spot in the Overall standings.
The Reds left empty-handed and remained fourth in the Australian Conference and 14th in the Overall log.
In next weekend's Round 14 action, the Crusaders have a bye while the Reds host the Rebels in Brisbane (Friday, May 15 at 11:40).
Tom Taylor, 14 Nafi Tuitavake, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani
Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt
Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2
Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett
16 Ben Funnell, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Joe Moody, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20
Richie McCaw, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Kieron Fonotia, 23 Jone Macilai
Lachie Turner, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony
Fainga’a, 11 James O’Connor, 10 Nick Frisby, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake
Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3
Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain)
16 Andrew Ready, 17 Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Marco Kotze, 20
Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Scott Gale, 22 Ben Tapuai, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi