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Crusaders v Cheetahs

15 March 2008


The Crusaders secured their position at the top of the Super 14 table with an emphatic 55-7 win over the Cheetahs in front of a home crowd of 15,000 on Saturday night.


The South African visitors were only able to score one try against the rampant home team who hit the try line a total of nine times on a mild night with perfect conditions for running rugby.


It was well and truly over by half time, when the score was 33-0 and the Crusaders had notched up enough points for a bonus try.  The team then went on the treat their fans to a faultless exhibition of high quality rugby.



Point Scorers:

Tries: Maitland, Laulala 2, Carter, MacDonald, Hamilton 2, Paulo, Ralph
Cons: Carter 5

Try: Nowke
Con: Barnard


Injuries: Stephen Brett ruptured his AC joint in his right shoulder.  Although surgery is not required, he could be out of action for 4-6 weeks.


Yellow Card: Hendro Scholtz (6) professional foul