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S14 ’09 Game 37 – Waratahs (13) v Crusaders (17) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 21 Mar 2009 at 08:30
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The Crusaders travel to Sydney to try and prevent this being their worst ever S14 string of matches.

The Crusaders’ worst ever record for successive matches is three losses and a draw. That was back in 1996 and were the results in the first four rounds of Superrugby for the Crusaders. They are currently equal with that record after losing in rounds 2,3 & 4 and drawing in round 5 this season. A loss today could signal the lifting of the cover over the panic button.

The Waratahs on the other hand will want to show that the slip against fellow countrymen last week was just that, a slip and nothing more.

Will we have a dubious new record for the Crusaders? I think so.

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 19:40 Local Time, 10:40 SA Time

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
ARs: James Leckie (Australia), Andrew Lees (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

Waratahs:
15 Sam Norton-Knight, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Caldwell, 4 Chris Thomson, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements:
16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Dan Palmer, 18 Luke Doherty, 19 Ben Mowen, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Daniel Halangahu, 22 Timana Tahu.

Crusaders:
15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Colin Slade, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Andrew Ellis, 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 Michael Paterson, 19 Nasi Manu, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Hamish Gard, 22 Blair Cook.



97 Comments

  • I have a feeling we are about to see the worst ever run by the crusaders be extended.

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.03.09 10:33:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Agree. They simply don’t have the experienced guys to get them out of this hole at the moment.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.03.09 10:38:27 by McLovin Reply
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  • Waratahs haven’t beaten the Saders since 2004.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.03.09 10:38:52 by McLovin Reply
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  • Al Baxter 100th match.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.03.09 10:39:11 by McLovin Reply
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  • bulls are going to come back from tour with at least 3 from 5

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.03.09 10:47:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • 0-0 12min

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.03.09 10:53:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • I dont even know who to support anymore, think ill support whoever is furthest down the log. GO SADERS!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.03.09 10:58:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 7) :

    Good call that.

    We don’t want anyone near the top of the log getting closer to us or pulling further away. :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.03.09 11:00:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • i dont see a comeback for myself in SB, im way to far in my mo….

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.03.09 11:00:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : my thoughts aswell, but what happens if both teams has the same amount of league points? Pray for a draw? lol

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.03.09 11:02:47 by JarsonX Reply
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  • any yellows yet, coz there doesnt seem to be anything else happening

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.03.09 11:08:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • halftime?

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.03.09 11:12:11 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 0-0 21mins i think lol

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.03.09 11:16:19 by JarsonX Reply
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  • i think its still 0 each after 30mins

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.03.09 11:18:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Half Time

    Saders lead 7-0

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.03.09 11:25:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • im alone here, can do as i please, im working, cant watch the game, have no idea whats happening…. maybe an hour of silence or game suspended due to bad light or rain. Tsunami,earthquake, tornado, sinkhole?

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.03.09 11:26:50 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 16) : or not

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.03.09 11:29:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • hope the Sharks game aint gonna be this quiet

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.03.09 11:33:17 by JarsonX Reply
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  • ok ok ok i wont say another word

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.03.09 11:34:12 by JarsonX Reply
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  • so what did i miss other than a try fst.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.03.09 11:39:55 by try time Reply

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  • the ref is wrong here

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.03.09 11:40:14 by try time Reply

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  • waratahs were holding onto the ball

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.03.09 11:40:44 by try time Reply

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  • the waratahs must thank the ref for that try.

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.03.09 11:43:11 by try time Reply

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  • score 7-7

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.03.09 11:43:40 by try time Reply

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  • i can’t believe the amount of injuries this year.

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.03.09 11:44:43 by try time Reply

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  • again ref helping the tahs, definate knock on in their 22

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.03.09 11:45:59 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 25) : ??? Agree and yellow cards

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.03.09 11:47:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • brett is brilliant at ten, blackadder cocked up by putting slade on at the beginning of the season. that decision lost them a home final.

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.03.09 11:47:48 by try time Reply

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  • 10-7 Saders

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.03.09 11:47:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • 52min

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.03.09 11:48:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 27) : i am happy with cards. it is time to clean the breakdown up. and that is the only way.

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.03.09 11:48:43 by try time Reply

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  • Well if they can’t provide me with a good internet connection at the office then i will just have to come home to use the net.

    Won’t I? :razz:

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.03.09 11:49:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 28) : slade is still to green definitely, hows your optimism today

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.03.09 11:50:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : i want your job

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.03.09 11:50:43 by try time Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 33) : it is good, cos i won’t get to watch the sharks cock up.

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.03.09 11:51:33 by try time Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : welcome back, thought u left becoz of me lol

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.03.09 11:51:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 28) :

    home final????????

    it’s lost them a Semi Final. :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.03.09 11:52:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 35) : lol thats my boy

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.03.09 11:52:24 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Sader score long range try.

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.03.09 11:54:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : too soon to say that.

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.03.09 11:54:41 by try time Reply

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  • 17-7

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.03.09 11:54:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 36) :

    Hehehehhehe.

    I was coming home for the Sharks game anyway, just came home earlier because of the internet being down at the office. :razz:

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.03.09 11:55:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tahs cock up 10m out and pay for it with a try.

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.03.09 11:55:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • bp here and the crusaders are back in the mix. this is one of the tightest super tournaments in history.

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.03.09 11:56:04 by try time Reply

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  • 58min

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.03.09 11:56:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • they’ll be on 15 points 3 off second place. so never write the crusaders off.

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.03.09 11:57:18 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 46) :

    15?

    Are they gonna score 4 tries? :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.03.09 11:58:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 17-10

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.03.09 11:59:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • saders still get to play the sa teams at home. thats free points there.

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.03.09 11:59:03 by try time Reply

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  • Beale slots a PK and gives me a few FL points. :wink:

    Waratahs 10 – 17 Saders

    61min

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.03.09 11:59:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 44) : @try time (Comment 46) : i agree, its still a long way to go, anything can happen, as its been proven more than once

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.03.09 12:00:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : 20 minutes left.

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.03.09 12:00:14 by try time Reply

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  • Tahs butcher a try. :evil:

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.03.09 12:00:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • Tuqiri brought down just before scoring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.03.09 12:00:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 4 red in trouble.

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.03.09 12:02:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 52) :

    Crusaders of old? No problem.

    New Crusaders? Not easily

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.03.09 12:02:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tahs penalty back somewhere.

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.03.09 12:02:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • thorn is a pig

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.03.09 12:02:55 by try time Reply

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  • TJ Call on Late tackle by Brad Thorne.

    tahs go at goal

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.03.09 12:03:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tahs skop vir pale. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.03.09 12:03:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Late shoulder charge. Should’ve been a yellow. :evil:

  • Comment 61, posted at 21.03.09 12:03:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 60) :

    CHEETahs skop vir Pale

    but

    WARATahs go at goal.

    :razz:

  • Comment 62, posted at 21.03.09 12:04:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • now there is one player i wouldn’t mind seeing tackled to oblivion.

  • Comment 63, posted at 21.03.09 12:04:54 by try time Reply

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  • man i cant wait another 40mins, All Pinks vs Black & Whites, stress is getting to me

  • Comment 64, posted at 21.03.09 12:05:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • OOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Waratahs 13 – 17 Crusaders

    64min

  • Comment 65, posted at 21.03.09 12:05:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 61) :

    Where is Matt Goddard when you need him? :razz:

  • Comment 66, posted at 21.03.09 12:06:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • that is penalty try

  • Comment 67, posted at 21.03.09 12:07:21 by try time Reply

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  • ok maybe not.

  • Comment 68, posted at 21.03.09 12:08:05 by try time Reply

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  • it looked dubious though

  • Comment 69, posted at 21.03.09 12:08:36 by try time Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 21.03.09 12:08:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • 32 469 in attendance.

  • Comment 71, posted at 21.03.09 12:09:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 71) : it is the kiwis that are shocking with crowd attendances

  • Comment 72, posted at 21.03.09 12:11:30 by try time Reply

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  • and the cheetahs and lions

  • Comment 73, posted at 21.03.09 12:11:52 by try time Reply

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  • Slade takes a 2nd awesome ball out of the air after a chip.

  • Comment 74, posted at 21.03.09 12:13:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • is it over yet?

  • Comment 75, posted at 21.03.09 12:13:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 72) : Very dissapointing from the Kiwis. Even the Chiefs Blues game was poorly attended considering it’s a big local derby.

  • Comment 76, posted at 21.03.09 12:13:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 75) : 8min left.

  • Comment 77, posted at 21.03.09 12:13:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • hamish gard is for rear guard

  • Comment 78, posted at 21.03.09 12:14:10 by try time Reply

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  • oh boy

  • Comment 79, posted at 21.03.09 12:14:51 by JarsonX Reply
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  • how the hell do the tahs not get carded for slowing the ball down.

  • Comment 80, posted at 21.03.09 12:15:39 by try time Reply

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  • Great Defence by the Tahs sees them drive the Saders from the tahs tryline to their 22m line without having the ball.

  • Comment 81, posted at 21.03.09 12:15:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 3 breakdowns and players lying all over it. this ref is not on my top 20.

  • Comment 82, posted at 21.03.09 12:16:54 by try time Reply

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  • 75min

    Waratahs 13 – 17 Crusaders

  • Comment 83, posted at 21.03.09 12:17:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • this is taking long

  • Comment 84, posted at 21.03.09 12:20:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 3 reset scrums now

    76min

  • Comment 85, posted at 21.03.09 12:20:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tahs PK

    Set up LO on the Saders 10m line

  • Comment 86, posted at 21.03.09 12:21:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : Will it continue?

  • Comment 87, posted at 21.03.09 12:21:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • next week im picking the teams most likely to lose for a win on SB, except cheetahs offcourse

  • Comment 88, posted at 21.03.09 12:22:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • tuqiri in touch on the openside.

    LO Saders

    78min

  • Comment 89, posted at 21.03.09 12:22:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Last chance for Tahs.

  • Comment 90, posted at 21.03.09 12:24:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Palu knocks on. What a wally.

  • Comment 91, posted at 21.03.09 12:24:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • damn tahs get a bp.

  • Comment 92, posted at 21.03.09 12:25:12 by try time Reply

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  • Best result for SA this I suppose.

  • Comment 93, posted at 21.03.09 12:25:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3d wrong sb this weekend,

  • Comment 94, posted at 21.03.09 12:27:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • TG Loses a lifeline on LMS

  • Comment 95, posted at 21.03.09 12:30:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    Waratahs 13 – 17 Crusaders

  • Comment 96, posted at 21.03.09 12:30:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 92) : 1 better than 4 or 5

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