KSA Shark ©

S14 ’09 Game 72 – Lions (20) v Crusaders (32) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Super 14 on 1 May 2009 at 12:00
Tagged with : , ,

The Crusaders are in Johannesburg for the 3rd of their three match tour of South Africa.

With one win and one loss on tour this game is all but do or die for the Crusaders. A loss would see them drop no lower than 10th on the log and even at this late stage of the tournament there is still a chance of them being in with a chance of making the play-offs from 10th spot, should other results go their way.

The Lions can move out of the bottom three with a win, losing Captain Cobus Grobbelaar today will be a massive blow though.

Will the Crusaders bounce back from their shock defeat to the Cheetahs, even without Richie McCaw?

Or will stand in Captain Jaque Fourie lead his side to a pride boosting victory?

Venue: Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15:00 Local Time

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
ARs: Willie Roos (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

Lions:
15 Louis Ludik, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Jaque Fourie (Captain), 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Jannie Boshoff, 10 André Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst Joubert, 6 Johan van Deventer, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Jannes Labuschagne, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements:
16 Hans van Dyk, 17 Gert Muller, 18 Gerhard Mostert, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Earl Rose, 22 Michael Killian.

Crusaders:
15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Jared Payne, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Colin Slade, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Jonathan Poff, 6 Kieran Read (captain), 5 Isaac Ross, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements:
16 Dan Perrin, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Ross Filipo, 19 Michael Paterson, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Adam Whitelock, 22 Hamish Gard.



23 Comments

  • Lions 12 – 7 Crusaders

    24min

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.05.09 15:26:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Try Stephen Brett.

    In my FL. :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.05.09 15:29:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Converted

    Lions 12 – 14 Crusaders

    28min

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.05.09 15:29:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • PK MacDonald

    Lions 12 – 17 Crusaders

    32min

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.05.09 15:39:01 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • PK Pretorius

    Lions 15 – 17 Crusaders

    35min

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.05.09 15:39:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • HALF TIME

    Lions 15 – 17 Crusaders

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.05.09 15:44:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • oooh – we got a live one here

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.05.09 15:56:29 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • well – not really. Go Lions. whatever

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.05.09 16:13:57 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • how predictable. The Crusaders are starting to pull away now. 15-24

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.05.09 16:23:19 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • oooh wait – Lions come back. 20-24

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.05.09 16:27:02 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • everyone’s given up on the boring “tackling” thing now. 20-29, Crusaders BP try

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.05.09 16:29:49 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • What do you guys think of this is the last 4?

    1. Canes
    2. Sharks
    3. Bulls
    4. Chiefs

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.05.09 16:39:53 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • 20-32 now

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.05.09 16:41:14 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @klempie (Comment 12) : it’s better than the one I anticipate

    1 Canes
    2 Bulls
    3 Chiefs
    4 Crusaders

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.05.09 16:42:24 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Log updated – Saders go 4th.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.05.09 16:44:25 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Whatever man. If we win all our games with 2 BP we get in. If we can’t get BP wins against the Tahs and Highlanders then we don’t deserve to there. Simple as that.

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.05.09 16:47:58 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • @klempie (Comment 12) : To be honest, I think it’s highly unlikely that the Sharks and Bulls will occupy consecutive spots on the log given the logjam. That last game could very well determine if either side gets into the semis at all.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.05.09 16:50:00 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : It’s actually insane. Every week is practically a knockout for the top 6 teams now.

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.05.09 16:50:49 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • @klempie (Comment 18) : yup

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.05.09 17:00:39 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Fig Bish is now dead in LMS. Sharks 2009 goes through

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.05.09 17:46:28 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • oh – and Hoolies is also through

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.05.09 17:47:00 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :
    Serves me right for backing these monkeys. :roll:

    Sharks were my first choice for this weekend…

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.05.09 20:47:20 by Big Fish Reply
    Administrator
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) : it was a noble effort, mon ami

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.05.09 21:53:23 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.