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Crusaders keep Highlanders winless

By on April 20, 2013

Crusaders v Highlanders

Muscle … The Crusaders deal with the Highlanders winless after eight video video games. Supply: AAP

The Crusaders inflicted more misery on the winless Highlanders with a 24-Eight win at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.

2

Tries

1

Robbie Fruean 40′ Jason Emery forty five’
Tom Taylor Seventy Six’

1

Conversions

0

Tyler Bleyendaal Forty’

Four

Penalties

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Tyler Bleyendaal 15′ Colin Slade Sixty Four’
Tyler Bleyendaal 29′
Tyler Bleyendaal 31′
Tyler Bleyendaal Fifty Three’

Coming off last week’s upset Sixteen-14 loss to the Western Drive in Perth, the Crusaders rediscovered a success variety to outmuscle a Highlanders outfit which has misplaced all eight video games this season.

Australia Convention W L D PD BP Pts
1 Brumbies 6 1 1 Eighty Four Three 33
2 Reds 6 2 Zero Thirteen Three 31
Three Waratahs Four 4 Zero -33 1 25
4 Melbourne Rebels 2 6 Zero -Ninety Six 3 19
5 Western Energy 2 7 Zero -46 4 Sixteen
New Zealand Convention W L D PD BP Pts
1 Blues Four Three 0 Forty 9 7 31
2 Chiefs 5 Three 0 Seventy One 6 30
Three Hurricanes 5 Three Zero -Three Three 27
Four Crusaders Four 4 Zero Fifty Two 6 26
5 Highlanders Zero 8 0 -86 2 6
South Africa Convention W L D PD BP Pts
1 Sharks 5 2 Zero Fifty Seven 2 26
2 Stormers Three 4 0 1 Four 24
Three Cheetahs 5 Three Zero -8 Three 23
Four Bulls 4 Three Zero 1 Three 23
5 Southern Kings 2 Four 1 -Fifty Six 1 15

With a blustery wind at their backs, the Crusaders dominated the opening exchanges however simply couldn’t convert a huge merit when it comes to territory and possession into factors on the board.

the probabilities have been there, however a mixture of managing mistakes and some resolute Highlanders defence meant three Tyler Bleyendaal penalties were the one factors on the board as halftime approached.

Zac Guildford came up short twice inside the space of 10 minutes, bundled into contact by means of the usage of Ma’a Nonu as he dived over inside the corner after 27 minutes sooner than spilling a tough transfer from Israel Dagg with the tryline open.

however, centre Robbie Fruean eventually broke through barely two minutes prior to the Destroy, crashing over because the Crusaders shifted the ball extensive from shut range.


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Bleyendaal introduced the extras and the home staff took a Sixteen-Zero lead into halftime.

The Highlanders took merely five minutes from the restart to open their account, halfback Aaron Smith setting up Manawatu teammate Jason Emery with a superb decrease-out pass leaving him clear to dive over untouched inside the nook.

The Highlanders persisted to give protection to stoutly, fullback Ben Smith pulling off two are attempting-saving tackles in rapid succession at the 56-minute mark when he hauled down halfback Andy Ellis then rampaging hooker Corey Flynn.

Whereas the Highlanders’ defence was once unusual, they struggled on the set piece, with their malfunctioning lineout and patchy scrum persevering with to keep them underneath power.

Tom Taylor underlined the win with a are trying throughout the 75th minute, ending off 10 minutes of sustained Crusaders drive when he touched down in the nook.


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