Crusaders walkover Blues

The Crusaders defeated the Blues 41-19 in their round four match at Eden Park, Auckland.

The Crusaders started strongly and lead 34-0 going into half time. The score blow-out was the result of some deft handling by the Crusaders and some unfortunate mistakes by the Blues.

The Blues did come back strongly in the last quarter of the game, with tries being scored by wingers Joe Rokocoko and Doug Howlett and replacement Isa Nacewa.

Blues lock Ali Williams was sent of late in the game for rucking near the head of Richie McCaw.

Crusaders - Tries: Caleb Ralph 2, Justin Marshall, Rico Gear, penalty try, Leon MacDonald. Penality: Daniel Carter. Conversions: Daniel Carter (4)),

Blues - Tries: Joe Rokocoko, Doug Howlett, Isa Nacewa. Conversions: Tasesa Lavea(2)

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