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Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock fully endorsed the decision by Stormers counterpart Siya Kolisi to go for the draw with the final penalty of a pulsating match between the sides at Newlands on Saturday. With the Crusaders leading 19-16 and only a minute on the clock‚ Australian referee Nic Berry awarded a penalty to the home side for a high tackle by the Crusaders. The penalty mark was almost directly in front of the posts. The Stormers were guaranteed one log point for losing by seven or fewer and a draw would have only meant two log points. If they kicked to touch and scored a try from a lineout it would have meant four log points. But on a night where they only breached the Crusaders line once — in the seventh minute when Kolisi ran on to a beautiful‚ flat pass from flyhalf Josh Stander to score — there were no guarantees a try would follow from a kick to touch.   Landing the penalty and earning a draw was as close to a sure thing as there could be. Replacement flyhalf Jean-Luc du...

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