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Friday 20th May 07:35 GMT


The first match in Round 13 of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament, is scheduled to take place on Friday at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, with the Crusaders hosting the Waratahs. This promises to be an almighty clash, with both sides currently occupying top spot in their respective National Conferences. The Crusaders top the New Zealand Conference only by courtesy of the fact that they have a better points difference than their rivals the Chiefs and the Highlanders, with the Hurricanes only a point further back. After eight successive victories, the Crusaders winning run came to an end last weekend, when they travelled to Dunedin to face the reigning Champions the Highlanders, and were beaten 26-43.

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Only one tea fro Australia has visited Christchurch in 2016, the Reds in Round 11, who were soundly defeated by 38-5. The Crusaders have also won twice on Australian soil however, 40-14 against the Brumbies and 20-19 against the Force. The Waratahs made it four wins on the bounce last weekend in Sydney, when they easily defeated the Bulls by 31-8, collecting a bonus point into the bargain. They are now a point clear of the Brumbies at the top of the Australian Conference, and have a game in hand on their rivals. However, the Sydneysiders have only played Kiwi opposition once this season, when they lost at home to the Highlanders 26-30, and they still have to face the Chiefs, Hurricanes and Blues, giving them an immensely difficult run in.

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Both the Waratahs and the Crusaders will be looking to bounce back from their respective defeats last weekend when they meet at AMI Park this weekend. Use your exclusive membership with and see Crusaders v Waratahs live on your computer. The Saders lost a crucial NZ conference clash to the Chiefs last weekend in Hamilton. They were outscored three tries to one by the men from Waikato and were not even able to pick up a bonus point from the game as Aaron Cruden last gasp penalty gave the Chiefs a 28-19 win.

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While the Chiefs were expected to give the Crusaders a good game, the Tahs were expected to steamroll the Rebels but eventually slumped to a 24-22 loss. Full back Israel Folau scored their only try of the game, picking up an intercept as the Rebels tried to run the ball out of their own 22. The Tads were made to rue a late penalty miss from scrum half Brendan McKibbin which would have seen them pick a one point wins. They missed regular kicker Berrick Barnes, who had kicked five from five prior to his departure from the field. Sign up today and watch live rugby streaming from Crusaders v Waratahs online as it happens.

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Posted: 20th May 2016

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