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Mataele scores twice as Crusaders beat Hurricanes

February 2, 2019 4:11 pm
Crusaders halfback Bryn Hal against Hurricanes [Source: stuff.co.nz]

Fiji-born Manasa Mataele scored two tries for Crusaders as they defeated Hurricanes 34-19 in the pre-season match today.

Crusader’s high-pressure game was too much for the Hurricanes to deal with as they held the upper hand in most areas, particularly at set pieces and the breakdown.

In the other match, Caleb Clark’s scored a hat-trick of tries as Blues thumped Chiefs 43-10.

Former Fiji Under-20 rep Alex Hodgman featured for the Blues and the Chiefs had the services of Pita Sowakula.

Meanwhile, in a pre-season match in Australia, Melbourne Rebels thumped Queensland Reds 29-26.

The Super Rugby campaign kicks off on the 15th of this month and you can watch the selected matches live on FBC Sports.

DATETIMETEAM 1SCORETEAM 2VENUE
WEEK 1
15 Feb - Friday6:35PMChiefs27 - 30HighlandersFMG Stadium, Waikato
15 Feb - Friday8:45PMBrumbies27 - 34RebelsGIO Stadium
16 Feb - Saturday6:35PMBlues22 - 24CrusadersEden Park
16 Feb - Saturday8:45PMWaratahs19 - 20HurricanesBrookvale Oval
16 Feb - Saturday10:55PMSunwolves10 - 45SharksSingapore National Stadium
17 Feb - Sunday3:15AMBulls40 - 3StormersLoftus Versfeld
WEEK 2
22 Feb - Friday6:35PMHighlandersVSRedsForsyth Barr Stadium
23 Feb - Saturday4:15PMSunwolvesVSWaratahsChichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
23 Feb - Saturday6:35PMCrusadersVSHurricanesRugby League Park
23 Feb - Saturday8:45PMBrumbiesVSChiefsGIO Stadium
24 Feb - Sunday1:05AMSharksVSBluesKings Park Stadium
24 Feb - Sunday3:15AMStormersVSLionsNewlands Stadium
WEEK 3
01 Mar - Friday6:35PMHurricanesVSBrumbiesCentral Energy Trust Arena
01 Mar - Friday8:45PMRebelsVSHighlandersMelbourne Rectangular Stadium
02 Mar - Saturday6:35PMChiefsVSSunwolvesFMG Stadium Waikato
02 Mar - Saturday8:45PMRedsVSCrusadersSuncorp Stadium
03 Mar - Sunday1:05AMLionsVSBullsEllis Park Stadium
03 Mar - Sunday03:15AMSharksVSStormersKings Park Stadium
WEEK 4
08 Mar - Friday6:35PMHurricanesVSHighlandersWellington Regional Stadium
08 Mar - Friday8:45PMRebelsVSBrumbiesMelbourne Rectangular Stadium
09 Mar - Saturday4:15PMCrusadersVSChiefsRugby League Park
09 Mar - Saturday6:35PMBluesVSSunwolvesNorth Harbour Stadium
10 Mar - Sunday8:45PMWaratahsVSRedsSCG
10 Mar - Sunday1:05AMLionsVSJaguaresEllis Park Stadium