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The Crusaders have kept their perfect record in season 2019 alive with a dominant 29-point victory over the Chiefs.
Just a week after losing to the lowly Sunwolves, the Chiefs face the biggest test in Super Rugby when they travel to play the Crusaders. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 3:15pm AEDT.
Fair to say that these two sides have had rather different fortunes so far in Super Rugby season 2019.
Both played close-fought matches in Round 1 – the Chiefs going down by just three points to the Highlanders in the season opener, while the Crusaders scraped by with a two-point win over the Blues in their first match of the year.
Things have been quite different in the time since – the ‘Saders went on to comfortable wins over the Hurricanes and the Reds in the last fortnight, while the Chiefs have gone rapidly downhill.
They were smashed 17-54 by the Brumbies in Round 2 but what would have really struck fans with disbelief was last week’s dismal performance against the Sunwolves, losing 15-30.
They are one of only three teams in the comp to not have managed a win to date, and they also have the worst points differential in the competition at -55.
It’s hard to see this being anything other than a comfortable win for the Crusaders.
Crusaders by 15.
Join The Roar for live scores from the match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs in Round 4 of the 2019 Super Rugby season at Christchurch Stadium on Saturday afternoon, starting from 3:15pm AEDT.
When: 3:15pm AEDT
Where: Christchurch Stadium
TV: Fox Footy
15 Solomon Alaimalo 14 Sean Wainui 13 Tumua Manu 12 Anton Lienert-Brown 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo 10 Damian McKenzie 9 Brad Weber 8 Taleni Seu 7 Lachlan Boshier 6 Mitchell Brown 5 Tyler Ardron 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Nepo Laulala 2 Nathan Harris 1 Aidan Ross
Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho 17 Tevita Mafileo 18 Angus Taavao-Matau 19 Jesse Parete 20 Mitch Karpik 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 22 Jack Debreczeni 23 Alex Nankivell
15 Will Jordan 14 Sevu Reece 13 Jack Goodhue 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Braydon Ennor 10 Richie Mo’unga 9 Ereatara Enari 8 Whetu Douglas 7 Billy Harmon 6 Jordan Taufua 5 Scott Barrett 4 Mitchell Dunshea 3 Michael Alaalatoa 2 Andrew Makalio 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Harrison Allan 18 George Bower 19 Luke Romano 20 Ethan Blackadder 21 Bryn Hall 22 Brett Cameron 23 David Havili