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S14 ’09 Game 15 – Crusaders (24) v Hurricanes (30) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Super 14 on 27 Feb 2009 at 06:00
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Here it is, folks – the first game of round 3.

The to-date uninspiring Canes will look to build on a good last half-hour against the Highlanders. As for the Saders, well, they’ll be smarting after their shock loss to the Brumbies and out for revenge.

Will Richie McCaw be the difference?

Will the Canes forwards bother to get off the bus this week?

Will Stu Dickenson handle the pressure of having to actually make referreing decisions, rather then just blowing everything for the Waratahs?

We’ll know the answers after 80 thrilling minutes.

Teams:

Crusaders: 15 Stephen Brett, 14 Jared Payne, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Kade Poki, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Kieran Read, 5 Ross Filipo, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Daniel Perrin, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Isaac Ross, 19 George Whitelock, 20 Tyson Keats, 21 Ryan Crotty, 22 Adam Whitelock.

Hurricanes: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Zac Guildford, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Piri Weepu, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Rodney So’oialo (captain), 7 Scott Waldrom, 6 Karl Lowe, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Tim Fairbrother, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 John Schwalger.
Replacements: 16 Jacob Ellison, 17 Neemia Tialata, 18 Bryn Evans, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 21 Tamati Ellison, 22 David Smith.

Referee: Stuart Dickinson
Kick-off : 08h35 SA Time



96 Comments

  • go hurrikrishnas.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.02.09 08:38:43 by try time Reply
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  • Canes 3-0 up.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.02.09 08:41:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • Saders giving away plenty free kicks and penalties.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.02.09 08:43:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • 0-3

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.02.09 08:43:16 by try time Reply
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  • And now I have to go to work. :cry:

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.02.09 08:44:24 by McLovin Reply
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  • Saders player takes a mark and forgets to tap the ball and gives away a scrum. Moron. :roll:

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.02.09 08:45:30 by McLovin Reply
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  • Penalty to Canes under the sticks.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.02.09 08:46:20 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : enjoy work

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.02.09 08:46:52 by try time Reply
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  • Makou & Co gets a warning from Dickinson. Yellow cards on the horizon.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.02.09 08:46:55 by McLovin Reply
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  • 6-0 Canes

    Canes in grey and Mexted hates it.

    Over & out.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.02.09 08:47:53 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : give the bastard a red

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.02.09 08:49:41 by try time Reply
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  • I went for the Saders on Superbru!!!

    I hope they don’t disappoint me. :roll:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.02.09 08:55:30 by wpw Reply
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  • Who’e doing comments??? :shock: :sad:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.02.09 08:56:29 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : me too :lol:
    @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 13) : not me – I am the poor sod that needs to work :cry:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.02.09 09:09:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • Update? …..Anyone…? :?:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.02.09 09:10:17 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) :

    same here..thats why I normally rely on SW to update me!! :sad:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.02.09 09:11:54 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • 7-13

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.02.09 09:13:53 by try time Reply

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  • 7-16

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.02.09 09:16:13 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 18) :

    Saders? Wow, TT – please do not change your day job for sports commentory! :mrgreen: (thanks) :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.02.09 09:18:31 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • Okay – no updates…

    McLovin and KSA both at work?

    I picked Saders by a few – I think…

    Will be back to check later then…

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.02.09 09:19:17 by blackshark Reply

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  • Oh- how rude of me… :oops:

    Hey Ice, wpw and TT…

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.02.09 09:19:59 by blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 17) :
    @try time (Comment 18) :
    Thanks TT.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.02.09 09:22:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • http://www.rugby365.com/pls/cms/rugby_score.show_main?p_mid=6042&p_s=131

    i am also at work so i am using this as commentary.

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.02.09 09:24:41 by try time Reply

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  • no ice home team is first so it is hurricanes up.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.02.09 09:25:22 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 24) :

    Okay – is that rugby etiquette? Wil someone please buy me the ‘girlfriends guide to rugby”??? :grin:

    Come on Saders!!!! I need this win! – Sheit – I have them up for a 16 win… :???:

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.02.09 09:30:22 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 25) : what ja talking about the sharks need the hurrikrishnas to win

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.02.09 09:33:55 by try time Reply

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  • my aim in superbru is to choose the result that helps the sharks the most. even if it is the stupid choice.

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.02.09 09:36:14 by try time Reply

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  • although i do make obvious selections as well to not look to stupid. like this weekend i have selected brumbies eventhough them losing would help the sharks.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.02.09 09:38:12 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 26) :

    and I said ” I ” need the saders to win… :mrgreen: i might stalk Sharks, but I am not one.. :mrgreen:

    okay…then I will give up my superbru…GO Hurrikrishnas !!! (geez, I am such a roll-over.. :roll: :razz: )

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.02.09 09:38:23 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 29) : “I am such a roll-over..” that doesn’t sound good.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.02.09 09:42:56 by try time Reply

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  • although it reminds me of a call a girl made on 5fm yesterday. it was brilliant. it was about her ranting over a girl that was trying to steal her boyfriend. she calls her a skank and slut and ends off by saying that she forgot to tell the girl that the morning after pill is not a food group.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.02.09 09:47:41 by try time Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 29) : oh sorry i keep forgetting my smileys. but i know you know me by now so i hope you didn’t take that personally.

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.02.09 09:53:23 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 30) : here is the smiley missing on this post :lol: :twisted: :wink:

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.02.09 09:54:04 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 31) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: @try time (Comment 30) :

    On that note – lets cancell – GO SADER’S!! (i dont want to give GURU ammo to write something to the lines of ” Sharks Supporters rely on Ill-fate of other teams to win a Trophy”.. :twisted:

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.02.09 09:54:15 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 32) :

    Nah…thick skinned.. :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.02.09 09:55:16 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 34) : not much of a guru is he. sounds like sour grapes to me. :cool:

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.02.09 09:55:57 by try time Reply

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  • Later…quick meeting.. keep the score updates coming TT.. :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.02.09 09:55:59 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • will do 12-23

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.02.09 09:57:00 by try time Reply

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  • sorry 12-30, they can slow down now

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.02.09 09:58:00 by try time Reply

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  • time?? IM gona bet against the saders from now on, theyre screwing up my superbru stats

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.02.09 10:02:12 by jarsonx Reply
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  • Maybe the Crusaders are not the team to beat this time around… :???:

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.02.09 10:03:21 by blackshark Reply

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  • Saders getting stuffed at Jade? I must still be asleep

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.02.09 10:04:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • 19-30

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.02.09 10:07:39 by try time Reply

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  • Coming back strong…don’t count them out yet…

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.02.09 10:08:56 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • ah yeah – dammit… they have this annoying habit of winning in the last 10 minutes, don’t they?

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.02.09 10:09:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 43) :

    Payne scored – Brett converted…

    10 minutes left…

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.02.09 10:10:24 by blackshark Reply

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  • Crusaders Hurricanes

    Tries Laulala (24th min) Thorn (46th min) Payne(70th min) Guilford (28th min), Mathewson (48th min) Nonu (60thmin)

    Pens 0 – Weepu (4th min, 10th min, 32nd min)

    Conv Slade (24th min) Brett (70th min) Weepu (28th min 48th min, 60th min)

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.02.09 10:11:22 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : yes i am worried. but it sounds like they are only scoring off errors. good sign for the sharks.

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.02.09 10:12:33 by try time Reply

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  • Not sure if this is a good or bad result.

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.02.09 10:13:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • Shit but I really miss the maul…

    Saiolo yellow 3 min to go.

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.02.09 10:13:50 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • stupid rodney… costing me FL points AGAIN

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.02.09 10:13:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) :

    I’m afraid it will be a case of too little too late this time around…

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.02.09 10:14:15 by blackshark Reply

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  • Anyone notice only one NZ team won last weekend? And the winner came form an all NZ clash.

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.02.09 10:14:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • help me please lol, @robdylan, send an email explaining my problem its icw logging in

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.02.09 10:14:54 by jarsonx Reply
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  • Try Crusaders conversion missed , 30-24

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.02.09 10:15:40 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : i was actually going to put him in my starting line up. went for palu instead. then saw mccaw came back.

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.02.09 10:15:47 by try time Reply

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  • again they only scored from a canes mistake.

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.02.09 10:16:30 by try time Reply

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  • The more games the Saders lose, the better. The Canes will implode – they always do

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.02.09 10:16:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • 2min is a long time please tell me when it is over.

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.02.09 10:17:21 by try time Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 55) :

    Final minutes should be interesting…

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.02.09 10:17:45 by blackshark Reply

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  • I stuffed my starting XV with Saders… :(

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.02.09 10:18:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Saders already have two points….

    Dammit, but even when they lose, they do it in style

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.02.09 10:18:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • yes huge points for me, game over. now i just need the lions to win.

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.02.09 10:18:55 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 63) :

    Preach!

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.02.09 10:20:31 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • and hurricanes only get four points. great game for the sharks.

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.02.09 10:20:33 by try time Reply

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  • Canes go 3rd – Saders 6th

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.02.09 10:21:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • saders have a tough schedule they cannot afford to lose home games. i think they may lucky to come 4th in the standings.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.02.09 10:21:56 by try time Reply

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  • oh well, down the log i go

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.02.09 10:22:36 by jarsonx Reply
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  • For me that was pretty scrappy..Saders not the Champion team of always…although they still seem to be masters at retaining possesion.
    Personally I feel that the Chiefs and Highlanders are the Kiwi teams looking mostly dangerous.

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.02.09 10:22:38 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Might watch this tonight. Would be interesting to see how many times the Saders were penalised. Dickinson was all over them in the first 10min that I saw.

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.02.09 10:23:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 65) :

    Yep – we need to catch up in the BP stakes…

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.02.09 10:24:55 by blackshark Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 69) :

    Really?

    I’m still reserving my opinion on the Chiefs but I think the Highlanders’ fate is collecting losing Bonus Points…

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.02.09 10:26:49 by blackshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 70) :
    From what I saw Richie was upto his old tricks.
    Numerous times on the wrong side.

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.02.09 10:27:22 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 71) : 12 or 13 wins without any bonus points should be more than enough to end top. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.02.09 10:27:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 72) : Tend to agree on the Highlanders. Bottom 4 I reckon.

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.02.09 10:28:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @jarsonx (Comment 68) : i am already pretty low … i may just hitthe bottom :lol:

  • Comment 76, posted at 27.02.09 10:28:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 73) : I get a strange toe curling type ‘lekkerkry’ when he gets penalised. :twisted:

  • Comment 77, posted at 27.02.09 10:29:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 72) :

    Yea I know it sounds odd , From watching them they have been very unlucky losing the matches they have..I dunno perhaps just a feeling.

    If I had to choose the form team at present Id go Brumbies.

  • Comment 78, posted at 27.02.09 10:29:54 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Now we need the Highlanders to win here and The Proteas to grab atleast 4 wickets in the opening session today.
    Very overcast here in Jo’burg the ball should swing nicely.

  • Comment 79, posted at 27.02.09 10:32:11 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 69) :

    Danny Boy is missing..THAT’s the problem.. :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.02.09 10:33:19 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 78) :

    They might as well change their name to UNLUCKY-Landers…

    Brumbies are looking good so far…but honestly it’s hard to tell who is on form after the 2 games.

  • Comment 81, posted at 27.02.09 10:34:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 71) : yes and no, this game has meant the sharks missed bp last week may not hinder them. the only team that has made it to 50 or more points on the log and that is the saders and they are going to battle now to do that. sharks need to match 2007′s form and get 49 and that will more than likely give them the home final.

  • Comment 82, posted at 27.02.09 10:36:40 by try time Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 79) :

    If the Landers win – there goes my lifeline…
    Dilemma … :???:
    :mrgreen:

    Go Proteas!

  • Comment 83, posted at 27.02.09 10:36:58 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 81) :

    lol it is ..all pure speculation on my part.

    Lions top 4 finish :mrgreen:

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  • @try time (Comment 82) :

    As long as we bring more points from the tour than we did last year…we should be fine…

  • Comment 85, posted at 27.02.09 10:39:13 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 83) : I also picked Brumbies for LMS – so let them win this weekend and then they may start loosing :lol:

  • Comment 86, posted at 27.02.09 10:41:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 86) : oops I am talking nonsense, Highlanders play Waratahs. sorry – I am trying to rest my brain on Fridays :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 87, posted at 27.02.09 10:43:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • heinke’s appeal unsuccessful :shock:

  • Comment 88, posted at 27.02.09 10:44:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 88) :

    Dammit..there goes the bonus point win for the Lions..

  • Comment 89, posted at 27.02.09 10:45:33 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • thanks Richie… -4 points, and he’s my skipper as well.

  • Comment 90, posted at 27.02.09 10:51:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 90) :

    They were my Lifeline….now I am just standing… :???: :evil:

  • Comment 91, posted at 27.02.09 10:56:28 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 89) : :grin: :grin: you may still get it – AP is also out :razz:
    sorry to say that I really think he does not bring muchto the table

  • Comment 92, posted at 27.02.09 10:57:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys are having me on!!!!!!!!!!

    Crusaders LOST?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

  • Comment 93, posted at 27.02.09 14:08:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Crap the Crusader messed up my SuperBru…

    I thought I’d give them homeside advantage…..

  • Comment 94, posted at 27.02.09 16:44:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I did predict that the Crusaders will not finish in the top 4…although it is still very early stages, signs are showing that this is the case….

  • Comment 95, posted at 27.02.09 18:24:46 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I still say it is between the Blues and the Chiefs from a NZ perstective….
    The Chiefs are making life difficult for themseves early on…but I still expect them to pick up…

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