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S14 ’09 Game 30 – Crusaders (23) v Western Force (23) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 14 Mar 2009 at 05:15
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The Crusaders host the Western Force in Christchurch today in a desperate attempt to prevent a record from being set.

The Crusaders have never lost 4 consecutive matches in Super rugby. After 3 defeats they will be doing all they can to ensure that today doesn’t see them set a new low for the most successful Super rugby team ever.

The Western Force however have never beaten the Crusaders and will see this as the ideal opportunity to get that first victory.

Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 17.30 Local Time, 06.30 SA Time

Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
ARs: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Willie Roos (South Africa)
TMO: Kane McBride (New Zealand)

Crusaders:
15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Colin Slade, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 George Whitelock, 6 Kieran Read (captain), 5 Isaac Ross, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Bronson Murray, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements:
16 Daniel Perrin, 17 Owen Franks, 18 Ross Filipo, 19 Nasi Manu, 20 Tyson Keats, 21 Hamish Gard, 22 Blair Cook.

Western Force:
15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Tamaiti Horua, 7 David Pocock, 6 Richard Stanford, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 David Pusey, 3 Ben Castle, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements:
16 Luke Holmes, 17 AJ Whalley, 18 Tom Hockings, 19 Matt Hodgson, 20 Chris O’Young, 21 Junior Pelesasa, 22 Haig Sare.



59 Comments

  • I have no idea who will win this, but can’t REALLY see the Crusaders going a first ever 4 consecutive losses.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.03.09 05:28:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Hmm, it will be interesting to see what happens.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.03.09 05:51:26 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply
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  • now im confused, what is the force’s home colour jerseys, they should be wearing yellow now

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.03.09 06:38:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 3) :

    yes you are confused :wink:

    Rugby has alternate strips NOT home and away strips. They only wear the alternate strip if the jersey clashes with the opposition’s jersey.

    In this case they are red and blue so no need for a change.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.03.09 06:54:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 20min

    Crusaders 15 – 3 Force

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.03.09 06:55:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : get that, but most teams have been wearin their alternate strips even though the colours didnt clash,

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.03.09 07:01:41 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 27min

    Crusaders 15 – 6 Force

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.03.09 07:03:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) :

    Oh. I hadn’t noticed that.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.03.09 07:04:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • saders keep screwing up my SB lol game is still in early stages but it looks like i will be getting 0points again for a match theyre involved in

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.03.09 07:05:10 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Crusaders are back to almost their best.

    TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.03.09 07:05:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 9) : :razz:

    I also picked the Force on SB. :lol: :oops:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.03.09 07:06:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion missed

    Crusaders 20 – 6 Force

    31min

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.03.09 07:06:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Man this shadow over the field screws up the viewing :evil:

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.03.09 07:07:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • lol, well u enjoy, got to get to work for a couple hours, but ill be home for Sharks game. Later

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.03.09 07:13:13 by JarsonX Reply
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  • HALF TIME

    Crusaders 20 – 6 Force

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.03.09 07:16:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 14) :

    I am catching a flight very shortly after this match and won’t be landing until after the Sharks match is finished :sad:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.03.09 07:21:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PK Force and Jonker gives the Crusaders a general warning for infringements in their half.

    Giteau slots it

    Crusaders 20 – 9 Force

    47min

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.03.09 07:34:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PK Saders for Late tackle by #9 Force.

    Slot it.

    Crusaders 23 – 9 Force

    53min

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.03.09 07:41:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • drew Mitchell puts in an AWESOME try saving tackle

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.03.09 07:46:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 30seconds later Giteau makes an awesome break and passes for the Force to score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.03.09 07:47:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • force score a try

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.03.09 07:47:58 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • Giteau slots the Conversion from the touchline.

    Crusaders 23 – 16 Force

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.03.09 07:49:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) :

    60min

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.03.09 07:50:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Crusaders have 100 player overlap and the lock in the backline knocks it on. :cool:

    C’mon FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.03.09 07:52:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • go force!??!

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.03.09 07:55:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Leon MacDonald get’s a yellow card for playing the player in the air.

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.03.09 07:56:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 25) :

    Go AWAY!!!!!

    They play better when you are NOT here :wink:

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.03.09 07:57:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) :

    I think he is in Rob’s FL team. :oops:

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.03.09 07:57:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Mitchell TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After an excellent build up.

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.03.09 08:00:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) : im leaving. The rudeness. Lol

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.03.09 08:00:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :

    I shoulda known better than to listen to mexted. :???:

    Try was by James O’Connor

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.03.09 08:00:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Giteau slots the conversion

    Crusaders 23 – 23 Force

    69min

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.03.09 08:01:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 30) : :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.03.09 08:02:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • o’connor try – not mitchell :wink:

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.03.09 08:02:23 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • damn… always one step behind.

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.03.09 08:03:22 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl (Comment 35) : :wink:

    How are you watching this BTW?

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.03.09 08:03:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PK Crusaders

    going at goal from 22, 15m in from touch

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.03.09 08:04:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Stephen Brett goes 3 from 8 for the night as he misses.

    23 – 23

    73min

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.03.09 08:05:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • justintv

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.03.09 08:05:40 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • they’re going to play the highlanders game after this so i am pretty stoked. i never knew justintv existed before last week. i lament all the rugby i have missed

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.03.09 08:07:05 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • Ive got saders by 5!morning all

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.03.09 08:08:06 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl (Comment 40) : :smile:

    @Claytie (Comment 41) :

    Hey.

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.03.09 08:11:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • force by 5, come on!!

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.03.09 08:12:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Hooter goes.

    Scrum being reset

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.03.09 08:12:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • what the hell is justintv?

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.03.09 08:13:14 by Claytie Reply
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  • In touch

    Game over

    Crusaders 23 – 23 Force

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.03.09 08:13:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • do i get any SB points?

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.03.09 08:14:33 by JarsonX Reply
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  • a draw? hmm. disappointing.

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.03.09 08:14:58 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • Log updated

    Force go 7th
    Saders go 8th.

    23 All is the same score as their first ever meeting in 2006.

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.03.09 08:15:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 47) :

    if you had either team with a margin of less than 5 then you will get a margin point.

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.03.09 08:15:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 45) : justintv streams live games on the net

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.03.09 08:16:07 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • Okay I have a plane to catch. :sad:

    Cheers all see you tonight for the Stormers game.

    GO SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.03.09 08:16:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • i chose 5.eish

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.03.09 08:17:27 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : had force by 5, enjoy the trip, dont smoke and fly tho, lol

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.03.09 08:19:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : have a good flight :grin:

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.03.09 08:20:17 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • SHARKS!!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.03.09 09:21:13 by blackshark Reply

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  • This is unbelievable… Come on boys!

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.03.09 11:57:12 by blackshark Reply

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  • Lets try this again…Come on SHARKS!

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.03.09 12:05:36 by blackshark Reply

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  • :mad:

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.03.09 12:15:57 by blackshark Reply

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