Live scores, blog: Reds vs Crusaders
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This afternoon is the huge Super Rugby clash between the Queensland Reds and the Crusaders in front of a sold-out Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Join us for live scores and a live blog of what is expected to be a battle royale.
For the Crusaders, victory will have them in back to within touching distance of the Blues in the New Zealand Conference, while the Reds can extend their lead at the top of the Australian Conference following the Waratahs loss overnight.
The Reds have been in hot form and have become the darlings of Australian rugby, but this is a stern test of coach Ewen McKenzie.
In 2010, the Reds were all over the Crusaders, putting them to the sword as Will Genie and Cooper ran riot, winning 41-20 with a bonus point.
It is expected to be far closer this game, with Sonny Bill Williams on hand for the Crusaders and Brad Thorne returning from injury.
All eyes will be on the 10 head to head clash of the 10s, Quade Cooper vs. Dan Carter, both regarded as the best playmakers for the Wallabies and the All Blacks respectively and arguably the best players in their countries.
FINAL SCORE: Reds: 17 – Crusaders – 16
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