21 MIN - CHIEFS 3 CRUSADERS 6
Crusaders caught offside this time. It's an early game of penalties with both teams conceding three each in the opening 20 minutes. This time Cruden will have a pop at goal from 35 metres.
The Chiefs are on the board. Crusaders lead 6-3.
Plenty of DC fans following along...
The Crusaders looks slick as they fire the ball from right to left, but it ends in the hands of Guildford, who skews his attempted kick down the touchline out of play.
Most of the game so far being played in Crusaders territory. But they are in-front. Very close game so far.
Lelia Masaga drops one cold for the Chiefs. Crusaders scrum on halfway.
Chiefs caught offside once again. Carter slots one through the posts once again. Crusaders lead 9-3.
28 MINS - CHIEFS 3 CRUSADERS 9
Battle of the boot mainly, Brad. Chiefs hot on attack now.
Thirty minutes in now and this one can definitely be described as 'cagey'. Penalties have dictated, neither side has really looked like scoring a try quite yet.
Chiefs lose another lineout and the Crusaders try a quick counter attack through Tom Marshall. Unfortunately for Marshall he only made it about 10m down the right hand side before he was bundled out into touch.
Oops. Anscombe puts too much on a kick and it sails straight out. Chance for the Crusaders now on the 40m line.
It has hardly been a typically running Super Rugby game yet - perhaps indicative of the stakes.
Chiefs looking good with ball in hand now. An extended period of possession ends with a dropped ball from Retallick.
The game has maintained it's frenetic pace, but at the expense of a little bit of quality. A lot of knock-ons, offsides and unforced errors.
Five minutes to go now will halftime.
Crusaders on the march now. George Whitelock leads the charge. PENALTY CRUSADERS.
This will be another shot at goal from Dan Carter.
Well, that was a shocker from Carter. 40m out and on the angle he really butchered it. Very un-Carter like.
Poi E ringing out over the Waikato Stadium speakers to celebrate that miss.
He's managed to restrain himself so far, Brad.
Crusaders starting to look menacing. Really stamping their authority on the tale end of this second half.
Chiefs scrum on their own 22. One minute left in the half.
Big shove from the Crusaders but the ball ends up in touch. That should end the half.
One last attack for the Crusaders. Siren goes, Crockett plows on..
Looks like they are trying to set up a drop kick for Carter.
Carter mishits it and it trickles out of play. HALFTIME.
HALFTIME: CHIEFS 3 CRUSADERS 9