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As it happened: Crusaders 57-24 Kings

2016-03-19 10:25
Last Updated at 02:08
19 Mar 10:26
19 Mar 10:25

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In next weekend's action, the Kings face the Hurricanes in Wellington, while the Crusaders tackle the Sharks in Durban.

19 Mar 10:22
Big Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo on the charge... (Getty Images)
19 Mar 10:22

Some promise shown by the Kings on attack, but the harsh reality is that they have conceded another half-century. Simply slipping too many tackles on defence...

But well done to the Crusaders, who looked impressive with ball in hand to claim a bonus-point win!

19 Mar 10:21
FULL-TIME: Crusaders 57-24 Kings
19 Mar 10:21
80 '- As the hooter sounds, the Kings attack near the red zone, but the ball is turned over to end the game...
19 Mar 10:19


Crusaders 22

Kings 6

19 Mar 10:19

78'- CONVERSION slotted by Volavola.

Crusaders 57-24 Kings

19 Mar 10:18
77'- A bustling run from Nadolo brings the home side back into the red zone, before Peter Samu collects to score under the posts.
19 Mar 10:17
77'- TRY to the Crusaders!
19 Mar 10:16
75'- A Kings free kick at scrum time allows Watts to get them outside their own 22m area...
19 Mar 10:14
75'- But the Crusaders knock it on close to the tryline...
19 Mar 10:13
74'- YELLOW CARD for Kings flank Chris Cloete for a cynical penalty conceded right under his own goalposts.
19 Mar 10:12


Crusaders 428m

Kings 266m

19 Mar 10:10
71'- The Crusaders have also cleared their bench...
19 Mar 10:10
71'- Kings sub: Watts now permanently on at flyhalf for Fouche.
19 Mar 10:10
71'- Crusaders on the attack inside the red zone...
19 Mar 10:07
68'- But the Kings do well to defend the Crusaders' driving maul and win a penalty...
19 Mar 10:06
67'- Kings penalised for holding on to the ball on the ground which allows the Crusaders to set up an attacking lineout inside the red zone...
19 Mar 10:05

66'- CONVERSION slotted by Kings.

Crusaders 50-24 Kings

19 Mar 10:04
65'- Flank Chris Cloete barges over after an impressive attack by the Kings!
19 Mar 10:04

65'- TRY to the Kings!

19 Mar 10:03
65'- Another attacking lineout five metres out for the Kings...
19 Mar 10:03
64'- Centre JP du Plessis, lock Schalk Oelofse and prop Tom Botha all on now for the Kings.
19 Mar 10:02
63'- The Kings have now made several substitutions...
19 Mar 10:01

62'- CONVERSION slotted by Volavola.

Crusaders 50-17 Kings

19 Mar 10:00
61'- Replacement Jone Macilai-Tori scores under the posts after the Crusaders had turned it over before launching an impressive counter-attack...
19 Mar 09:59
61'- TRY to the Crusaders!
19 Mar 09:59
60'- After 16 phases of attack by the Kings, the Crusaders turn it over and launch a counter-attack...
19 Mar 09:56

57'- Marutlulle over-throws the lineout but luckily for the Kings, there is a knock-on by the Crusaders.

19 Mar 09:55
57'- Another penalty conceded by the Crusaders, with No 5 Sam Whitelock warned by the referee. Next guy goes to the bin!
19 Mar 09:53
56'- The Crusaders infringe in the air as the Kings set up another lineout close to the tryline...
19 Mar 09:52
55'- Kings with another attacking lineout inside the red zone...
19 Mar 09:50

The feed is now back folks and Marutlulle did indeed score next to the posts!

Crusaders 43-17 Kings

19 Mar 09:49
50'- The Kings have scored a try, but the television feed keeps going away so I can't see who scored it!
19 Mar 09:48
50'- TRY to the Kings!
19 Mar 09:47

50'- CONVERSION slotted by Ben Volavola.

Crusaders 43-10 Kings

19 Mar 09:46
48'- The Kings fail to deal with a high ball and the Crusaders pounce... with scrumhalf Mitchell Drummond scoring after a great break from Johnny McNicholl.
19 Mar 09:45
48'- TRY to the Crusaders!
19 Mar 09:44
47'- But the chance is gone for the Kings as Astle is penalised for a "neck roll" on a Crusaders player.
19 Mar 09:43
46'- Kings sub: Edgard Marutlulle on at hooker for Martin Ferreira.
19 Mar 09:43
46'- Crusaders penalised for obstruction at the subsequent kick-off which allows Fouche to set up a lineout inside the red zone...
19 Mar 09:42
45'- Kings sub: Ntando Kebe on at scrumhalf for Kevin Luiters.
19 Mar 09:41

45'- CONVERSION slotted by Mo'unga.

Crusaders 46-10 Kings

19 Mar 09:41
44'- Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga scores under the posts, rounding off a great team try.
19 Mar 09:40
44'- TRY to the Crusaders!
19 Mar 09:39
43'- One replacement for the Crusaders at the break, Tim Boys on at No 7 for Matt Todd.
  • 80'

    It's all over here and the Crusaders have won by a resounding 57-24.

  • 79'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, VOLAVOLA! 57-24: Volavola adds another two.

  • 78'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, SAMU! 55-24: Nadolo bashes it up and takes out three or four defenders before the Crusaders punch it up on the fringes adn Samu goes through the tackle to score!

  • 77'

    Free kick to the Kings from the scrum, Watts clears.

  • 76'

    The Crusaders lose it forward as they surge towards the line, the Kings have a scrum. They will want to clear this quickly as they are a man down in the scrum with Cloete in the bin.

  • 75'

    YELLOW CARD, KINGS, CLOETE! The Kings flanker takes out the halfback, that was cynical and deserves the yellow card.

  • 72'

    Crusaders mauling towards the line but the Kings bring it down, penalty to the 'Saders.

  • 70'

    Scrum to the Crusaders 15 metres inside the Kings half.

  • 66'

    TRY, KINGS, CLOETE! 50-22: The Kings finally make territory pay as Cloete bursts over from short range.

  • 66'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 50-24: Fouche converts the try.

  • 62'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, VOLAVOLA! 50-17: Volavola keeps the scoreboard ticking with two more.

  • 61'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, MACILAI! 48-17: Ripped in the tackle and the Crusaders counter quickly and Macilai scores!

  • 60'

    The Kings attack through 14 phases here and still have it.

  • 59'

    Kings over throw at the line-out but the Crusaders knock on to hand the initiative back to the Kings.

  • 58'

    Crusaders warned after conceding another penalty.

  • 57'

    Contact in the air in the line-out and the Kings have a penalty, they set up another line-out.

  • 52'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 43-17: Fouche adds the conversion.

  • 51'

    TRY, KINGS, MARUTLULLE! 43-15: Power! Marutlulle bursts through the Crusaders line and drives to the line!

  • 50'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 43-10: Mo"unga faultless in adding the two.

  • 49'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, DRUMMOND! 41-10: Great hands and skills from the Crusaders, a tap pass from Fonotia to McNicholl made some space and Drummond finishes the move off!

  • 48'

    Neck roll clean out from the Kings and the Crusaders can clear.

  • 47'

    Attacking opportunity for the Kings from a line-out inside the Crsuaders 22.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 36-10: Mo'unga easily adds two points to his own try.

  • 45'

    TRY,CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 34-10: Crusaders rugby at its best, power and skill capped with a break by Havili who offloads to Mo'unga who finishes with aplomb.

  • 42'

    Early second half penalty for the kings who drive the Crusaders back into their 22 before being blown up for accidental offside, the Crusaders will feed a scrum in their own 22.

  • 41'

    Mo'unga kicks off and the second half is under way!

  • 40'

    Unforced error from the Kings, lost forward after a line-out as they try to move the ball up-field.

  • 40'

    The hooter goes just as the Crusaders get awarded a penalty, Havili will have a crack from over 60 metres out, he has the distance but misses left! It's half time here and the Crusaders have a 29-10 lead.

  • 37'

    Volavola claims Visser's stab through and kicks a long touch finder.

  • 35'

    Penalty to the Kings they take a shot at goal but Fouche misses to the left.

  • 33'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 29-10: Mo'unga solid again and adds two more.

  • 32'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, NADOLO! 27-10: TMO decision pending, the referee has seen the grounding and has asked if there is any reason not to award the try. Nadolo looked to be short there but the referee awards the try.

  • 28'

    Box kick from Luiters straight to Nadolo, poor kick and the Crusaders attack.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 22-10: The points keep flowing, Mo'unga adds another three from the kicking tee.

  • 23'

    Conversion is missed.

  • 22'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, FUNNELL! 19-10: Great offloads in the tackle by the Crusaders lead to another excellent team try! Funnell scores in the corner!

  • 21'

    Kings have an attacking scrum but they are penalised at scrum time. Crusaders will kick clear.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 14-10: Mo'unga slots from straight in front!

  • 17'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 7-10: Mo?unga adds the extras.

  • 17'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, MCNICHOLL! 12-10: McNicholl presented with a gift, the ball knocked on straight into his hands and he sprints 60 metres to score under the sticks.

  • 15'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, NADOLO! 5-10: Great team try as the Crusaders move the ball quickly in relentless attack before the Kings run out of defenders and Nadolo runs in to score.

  • 13'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 0-10: Fouche adds the extra two.

  • 12'

    TRY, KINGS, VULINDLU! 0-8: Intercept! Vulindlu has run 60 metres to score!

  • 11'

    McNicholl kicks ahead into the in goal area and Jaer comes from nowhere to save the try. 22 metre drop out to the Kings.

  • 9'

    PENALTY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 0-3: The Crusaders are pinned for collapsing the maul, Fouche will kick at goal. It's good.

  • 8'

    Great break from Gates gets the Kings on the attack for the first time, they win a penalty for offside and set up a line-out just short of the 5m line.

  • 4'

    Not straight at the line-out from the Kings, the Crusaders have a scrum about 30 metres from the Kings line.

  • 2'

    The Crusaders move the ball towards the Kings 22 before it gets turned over at the ruck and Fouche kicks clear for the men from Port Elizabeth.

  • 1'

    The Kings kick off through Fouche and Sykes wins the contest in the air.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Super Rugby encounter between the Crusaders and the Kings from AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • 0'

    Team news: The Crusaders boss has made a number of changes to his squad. Prop Wyatt Crockett and hooker Ben Funnell will start for the first time this season. Lock Luke Romano, loose forward Matt Todd, scrum-half Mitchell Drummond and full-back Marty McKenzie will all be playing their first game of the season. David Havili starts at inside centre this week instead of full-back, while Kieron Fonotia shifts to outside centre. Johnny McNicholl and Nemani Nadolo start on the wings. Hooker Ged Robinson could make his first Crusaders appearance if he comes off the bench and Ryan Crotty is also looking for his first run of 2016 after recovering from his thumb injury to take a spot in the reserves. Meanwhile, Deon Davids has made two changes in his side to face the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday. Martin Ferreira replaces Marutlulle in the front row and Ntando Kebe moves to the bench and Luiters gets handed his first start of the season. Amongst the replacements JP du Plessis comes in for Jaco van Tonder, who isn't touring with the side. Davids conceded that the Crusaders clash won't be an easy one and like this week's titanic battle it will used to improve his side's performances.

  • 0'

    The last and only encounter between these two side was in 2013 in Round Six in New Zealand. The Crusaders outscored the Kings seven tries to two. A hat-trick from flank George Whitelock helped the home side cruise to a 55-20 victory.

  • 0'

    A late change from the Crusaders as Ben Volavola comes in for Marty McKenzie at fullback.

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Crusaders Kings
  • 8 Tries 3
    • 14' Nemani Nadolo
    • 17' Johnny McNicholl
    • 21' Ben Funnell
    • 30' Nemani Nadolo
    • 44' Richie Mo''unga
    • 48' Mitchell Drummond
    • 60' Jone Macilai-Tori
    • 77' Peter Samu
    • 11' Luzuko Vulindlu
    • 51' Edgard Marutlulle
    • 65' Chris Cloete
  • 7 Conversions 3
    • 15' Richie Mo''unga
    • 18' Richie Mo''unga
    • 32' Richie Mo''unga
    • 45' Richie Mo''unga
    • 49' Ben Volavola
    • 61' Ben Volavola
    • 77' Ben Volavola
    • 11' Louis Fouche
    • 51' Louis Fouche
    • 66' Louis Fouche
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 25' Richie Mo''unga
    • 7' Louis Fouche
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 74' Chris Cloete
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Ben Funnell
  • Owen Franks
  • Luke Romano
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Jordan Taufua
  • Matt Todd
  • Jimmy Tupou
  • Mitchell Drummond
  • Richie Mo'unga
  • Nemani Nadolo
  • David Kaetau Havili
  • Kieron Fonotia
  • Johnny McNicholl
  • Ben Volavola
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Schalk Ferreira
  • Martin Ferreira
  • Jacobie Adriaanse
  • Steven Sykes
  • John-Charles Astle
  • Chris Cloete
  • Thembelani Bholi
  • Jacques Engelbrecht
  • Kevin Luiters
  • Louis Fouche
  • Malcolm Jaer
  • Shane Gates
  • Stefan Watermeyer
  • Luzuko Vulindlu
  • Jurgen Visser
  • Ged Robinson
  • Alex Hodgman
  • Michael Alaalatoa
  • Tim Boys
  • Peter Samu
  • Leon Fukofuka
  • Ryan Crotty
  • Jone Macilai-Tori
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Edgard Marutlulle
  • Sithembiso Sithole
  • Tom Botha
  • Schalk Oelofse
  • CJ Velleman
  • Ntando Kebe
  • Elgar Watts
  • JP Du Plessis

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