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As it happened: Crusaders 57-24 Stormers

2017-04-22 11:25
Last Updated at 06:45
22 Apr 11:27

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22 Apr 11:22
22 Apr 11:21

A point scoring record for the Crusaders against the Stormers, who will leave Christchurch with a lot of soul searching to do.

Their defence was non-existent and they were simply outclassed by a much superior outfit!

22 Apr 11:18
FULL-TIME: Crusaders 57-24 Stormers
22 Apr 11:18
81'- But the game ends with a knock-on from De Klerk.
22 Apr 11:18
81'- The Stormers now looking to run from deep to salvage some pride...
22 Apr 11:17
80'- NO TRY! The officials determine Mataele has taken out Kolbe in the air and awards the Stormers a penalty.
22 Apr 11:16
80'- Mataele had jumped for a high ball with Kolbe and it looked like he may have taken the Stormers wing in the air.
22 Apr 11:16


Peter Samu has seemingly scored his second try, but the TMO is called into action for potential foul play.

22 Apr 11:14

78'- CONVERSION slotted by Mo'unga.

Crusaders 57-24 Stormers

22 Apr 11:13
77'- TRY to the Crusaders as replacement back Manasa Mataele intercepts and sprints up-field to score under the posts.
22 Apr 11:12
77'- Stormers probing near the red zone.. Can they finish on a high?
22 Apr 11:09


Crusaders 148

Stormers 83

22 Apr 11:08


Crusaders 107

Stormers 87

22 Apr 11:08
72' - A whopping 31 tackles missed by the Stormers thus far!
22 Apr 11:06
71'- A Crusaders knock-on near the tryline brings some relief for the Stormers...
22 Apr 11:06
71'- Stormers subs: Ramone Samuels on at hooker for Bongi Mbonambi and Kurt Coleman on at flyhalf for Robert du Preez.
22 Apr 11:05
70'- A great break from Havili brings play into the red zone. Shocking defence from the Stormers though... Robert du Preez the culprit.
22 Apr 11:03
69'- Kolbe's break was made from scrumhalf. I still believe he can be very dangerous from that position...
22 Apr 11:02

68'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Preez.

Crusaders 50-24 Stormers

22 Apr 11:02

67' - TRY to the Stormers as Frans Malherbe dots down against the uprights.

They had 14 phases of attack on the 22m line, before Kolbe's break gave them the momentum.

22 Apr 10:59


Crusaders 450m

Stormers 254m

22 Apr 10:57

63'- CONVERSION slotted by Mo'unga.

Crusaders 50-17 Stormers

22 Apr 10:56

61'- TRY to the Crusaders as replacement loose forward Peter Samu scores under the posts. He sprinted almost the length of the field.

Leyds had brought play into the red zone with a brilliant break, before a shocking pass from Kebble ruined everything...

22 Apr 10:55
61'- Stormers sub: Jano Vermaak on at scrumhalf for Dewaldt Duvenage.
22 Apr 10:54

60'- CONVERSION slotted by Mo'unga.

Crusaders 43-17 Stormers

22 Apr 10:53

59'- TRY awarded to Michael Alaalatoa.

22 Apr 10:53


The Crusaders are over after a dominant driving maul, but the TMO is called into action.

Referee Paul Williams' on-field decision is 'try'.

22 Apr 10:51
58'- Another scrum penalty to the Crusaders. It allows them to set up a five-metre lineout...
22 Apr 10:50
57'- Jan de Klerk is now on at lock for the Stormers. Cobus Wiese is off with a shoulder injury...
22 Apr 10:49
56'- Etzebeth steals an attacking lineout from the Crusaders, but then gets possession turned over... another attacking chance for the hosts.
22 Apr 10:48

55'- Apologies, it appears Du Preez had slotted the CONVERSION. The Kiwi commentators had me confused.

The score is 36-17!

22 Apr 10:47
54'- Stormers subs: Props Oli Kebble and Frans Malherbe on, replacing JC Janse van Rensburg and Wilco Louw.
22 Apr 10:46

53'- Du Preez misses with his conversion attempt.

Crusaders 36-15 Stormers

22 Apr 10:45
52'- TRY to the Stormers as Bjorn Basson brilliantly fends off a Crusaders defender to score. He had also sharply picked up a poor pass from Etzebeth...
22 Apr 10:43
50'- A few moments later the Stormers win a penalty at scrum time. It allows them to set up an attacking lineout five metres out...
22 Apr 10:41
48'- A scrum penalty for the Crusaders allows them to exit their own 22m area...
22 Apr 10:39


Crusaders 10

Stormers 7

This just emphasises how much better the Kiwis are with the possession they win...

22 Apr 10:33

42'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Preez.

Crusaders 36-10 Stormers

22 Apr 10:32
41'- TRY to the Stormers as Cheslin Kolbe intercepts and sprints from halfway to score under the posts.
22 Apr 10:30

Welcome back for the second half!

Mo'unga restarts proceedings...

  • 80'

    NO TRY! An up and under from The Crusaders results in Mataele and Kolbe competing. Mataele wins it and two passes later Samu is over. But wait, the TMO adjudges that Mataele played Kolbe in the air.

  • 80'

    The home fans were treated to a brilliant performance from The Crusaders who remain unbeaten. A record victory for them over The Stormers, who showed some fight in the second half. Ultimately it was not enough and will have to pick themselves up for next week against The Highlanders.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 57-24: He adds the extras. This is a record score for The Crusaders against The Stormers.

  • 78'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, MATAELE! 55-24: The Stormers get the ball through the hands but Mataele gambles on the intercept and does brilliantly to collect and stay in field. No one can catch him and dives over.

  • 76'

    Kolbe puts his left boot to ball and kicks The Stormers into a good position five metres out from Crusaders line but the home side collect solid ball from the lineout.

  • 75'

    Du Toit is penalised for not rolling away but The Crusaders cannot capitalise as they kick the ball over the deadball line.

  • 73'

    Hands in the ruck from Bryn Hall results in a penalty for the Stormers who kick the ball into Crusaders territory.

  • 71'

    David Havili breaks another five tackles but is hauled down ten metres out. There is a knock on the the ruck and The Stormers have the put in to the scrum.

  • 69'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 50-24: The Stormers flyhalf makes no mistake from out in front.

  • 68'

    TRY, STORMERS, MALHERBE! 50-22: Another replacement front rower goes over, this time it is Malherbe from The Stormers who crashes over after some great work from Kolbe.

  • 67'

    The Stormers look to be consolidating with some measured possession play.

  • 64'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 50-17: Mo'unga brings up 50 points for The Crusaders with the conversion.

  • 63'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, SAMU! 48-17: Leyds makes a break down field but a loose pass results in Samu running coast to coast to dot down under the posts.

  • 61'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 43-17: Mo'unga slots the conversion.

  • 60'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, ALAALATOA! 41-17: The TMO adjudges that Alaalatoa has got it down. Try to the replacement front rower.

  • 59'

    Another lineout five metres out for The Crusaders. Funnell goes close from the maul. Alaalatoa barges through but has he got it down? We are going upstairs to the TMO - on field call is try.

  • 57'

    The Crusaders win a penalty from the kickoff and opt to kick it into the corner. Etsebeth steals the lineout ball but The Crusaders manage to wrap up the maul and win themselves a scrum.

  • 54'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 36-17: Du Preez adds the extra two and reduces the deficit to 19 points.

  • 53'

    TRY, STORMERS, BASSON! 36-15: From the lineout, The Stormers secure the ball and, after several phases, Etsebeth throws a loose pass which Basson collects. There is little on but he hands off a defender and darts over in the corner.

  • 51'

    The Stormers have begun this half with a renewed vigour and win a penalty which Du Preez kicks into the corner. They have a lineout five metres out.

  • 48'

    Robbie Fleck will be a happier man this half as The Stormers turn the ball over and kick it down field. However, it ends up in a penalty to the home side.

  • 46'

    The Stormers have another chance from a scrum just inside The Crusaders half but Du Toit gets in the way of his own teammate. Truck and trailor is the call from the referee.

  • 43'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 36-10: Du Preez makes no mistake from right in front. The perfect start to the second half for the men from Cape Town.

  • 42'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOLBE! 36-8: The Crusaders continue to throe the ball around but this time Kolbe anticipates Mo'unga's long pass. You wont catch him.

  • 41'

    Mo'unga gets us underway in this second half. Let's see if The Crusaders will pick up from where they left off or if The Stormers can halt their onslaught.

  • 40'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, READ! 34-3: Relentless attack from The Crusaders ends in a long ball from Mo''unga to Read who finds himself on the other wing this time and dots down.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 36-3: Mo'unga adds to the lead with another conversion from out wide.

  • 40'

    After the Crusaders weathered some early Stormers dominance they put on an absolute clinic in running rugby. The Stormers have not had any answers to Crusaders relentless attack.

  • 40'


  • 37'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, READ! 29-3: The Crusaders run the length of the field with just about the whole team touching the ball. It ends with Taylor popping one out of the back door to Read who goes over in the corner. This time Mo'unga misses his kick.

  • 35'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 24-3: Mo'unga effortlessly draws his conversion through the middle of the posts from out wide.

  • 34'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, BRIDGE! 22-3: From the lineout Goodhue throws a long pass to Bridge who goes over for his hattrick.

  • 33'

    After a mammoth clearance from Mo'unga, The Stormers give away a penalty. No surprise as they kick for the corner.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 17-3: Richie Mo'unga shows he has his kicking boots on tonight as he slots the conversion from the corner.

  • 30'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, BRIDGE! 15-3: It is that man again, Bridge goes over in the corner after some silky skills from Mo'unga.

  • 28'

    Havili kicks down field and after some fancy footwork from Kolbe he runs into his own teammate, van Zyl. Penalty to The Crusaders for accidental offside.

  • 26'

    The Crusaders collapse the scrum and finally du Preez has a chance to get The Stormers out of their own 22.

  • 23'

    Viljoen temporarily relieves the pressure with a kick down field. The Crusaders attack from the lineout and Goodhue breaks the line but a knock on stops The Crusaders progressing any further.

  • 20'

    The Stormers are struggling to keep up with the pace of game. They turn down a kick at goal and go for the corner. It results in nothing after a knock on.

  • 18'

    PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 10-3: Again Richie Mo'unga kicks a penalty from right in front of the posts.

  • 16'

    The Crusaders are really piling on the pressure now with relentless attack around the Stormers 22 metre line. This time The Stormers give away a penalty.

  • 13'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 7-3: Richie Mo'unga adds the extra two from out in front.

  • 12'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, BRIDGE! 5-0:The Crusaders use an attacking scrum to their advantage as, after several phases, Crotty feeds a short pass to Bridge who goes over near the posts.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 0-3: Moody is penalised for a high tackle and this time du Preez makes no mistake from the kicking tee.

  • 8'

    The Crusaders take a quick lineout and seem insistent to keep the ball in hand and run themselves out of trouble. The eventually succumb to the pressure and the ball is turned over.

  • 6'

    The Stormers have an attacking lineout on The Crusaders 22 metre line. After ten phases a cross kick from Du Preez results in a Crusaders knock on. The Stormers should fancy their chances from ten metres out.

  • 3'

    Early chance for du Preez to get The Stormers on the scoreboard after The Crusaders are penalised for going off their feet at the ruck. He misses out to the right.

  • 1'

    Referee, Paul Williams, blows his whistle and we are officially underway at The AMI Stadium via the boot of Du Preez.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of The Crusaders vs The Stormers at The AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Both sides have started 2017 full of purpose, with the Crusaders boasting the only unbeaten record in this year?s campaign. Their opponents, The Stormers, relinquished their unbeaten record last week at Newlands after they fell victim to an impressive Lions outfit. The Stormers will be seeking revenge after The Crusaders were triumphant in this fixture last year when a late Tom Taylor penalty clinched a 14-13 victory for the home side.

  • 0'

    CRUSADERS: Head coach, Scott Robertson, has made no less than seven changes to his side. Moody, Taylor and Franks come in to freshen up the front row while Barrett comes in for Romano at lock and looseforward Taufua comes in for Samu. In the backs, Bridge comes back onto the left wing, while Crotty steps in at inside centre.

  • 0'

    STORMERS: Due to the Springbok management plan head coach, Robbie Fleck, is without regular captain, Siya Kolisi. This means Eben Etsebeth will lead the team out. To accommodate Kolisi?s absence, Du Toit moves to flank and Chris van Zyl lines up in the second row. In the backs, Leyds moves to fullback in place of injured SP Marais. Basson comes into the left wing position and Duvenage comes back in at scrumhalf after being rested last week.

  • 0'

    In commemoration of ANZAC day, we have a short ceremony to remember those who have given their commitment to the forces of Australia and New Zealand.

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Crusaders Stormers
  • 8 Tries 3
    • 12' George Bridge
    • 28' George Bridge
    • 32' George Bridge
    • 36' Kieran Read
    • 40' Kieran Read
    • 59' Michael Alaalatoa
    • 61' Peter Samu
    • 77' Manasa Mataele
    • 41' Cheslin Kolbe
    • 52' Bjorn Basson
    • 66' Frans Malherbe
  • 7 Conversions 3
    • 13' Richie Mo''unga
    • 29' Richie Mo''unga
    • 33' Richie Mo''unga
    • 40' Richie Mo''unga
    • 60' Richie Mo''unga
    • 62' Richie Mo''unga
    • 78' Mitch Hunt
    • 41' Robert du Preez
    • 53' Robert du Preez
    • 67' Robert du Preez
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 18' Richie Mo''unga
    • 9' Robert du Preez
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Joe Moody
  • Codie Taylor
  • Owen Franks
  • Scott Barrett
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Jordan Taufua
  • Matt Todd
  • Kieran Read
  • Mitchell Drummond
  • Richie Mo'unga
  • George Bridge
  • Ryan Crotty
  • Jack Goodhue
  • Seta Tamanivalu
  • David Kaetau Havili
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  • 5
  • 6
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  • 8
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  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
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  • 15
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Wilco Louw
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Chris Van Zyl
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Dewaldt Duvenage
  • Robert du Preez
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Daniel du Plessis
  • EW Viljoen
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Ben Funnell
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Michael Alaalatoa
  • Luke Romano
  • Peter Samu
  • Bryn Hall
  • Mitch Hunt
  • Manasa Mataele
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  • Ramone Samuels
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Jan de Klerk
  • Cobus Wiese
  • Jano Vermaak
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Dan Kriel

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