Her voice trembled as she spoke about the "difficult decisions" people make on low incomes.
Stuart called for NRL referees and their boss Tony Archer to face the media over their decisions.
Cruden created a try for the replacement winger with a long ball, with the Chiefs beating the Stormers 17-11 in Cape Town.
The Crusaders' No. 8 said the forward pack stepped up the intensity in their 17-0 quarter-final win in Christchurch.
The horses were on high ground earlier in the day, but got caught in the middle of the river while they tried to cross it.
Dunedin remains under a state of emergency, but the focus is now on recovery. Latest info: bit.ly/2prIRk1