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Continuity for both Super Rugby finalists


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 7 Jul 2011 at 09:11
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Both Ewan McKenzie and Todd Blackadder have the unaccustomed luxury of being able to name unchanged lineups for this weekend’s Super Rugby final in Brisbane. For McKenzie in particular, it is something of a rarity to have not lost any players to injury and his side will relish the continuity.

The Crusaders were faced with a few doubtful selections, with Andy Ellis picking up an injury in Cape Town and Luke Romano laid low with chicken pox. Both have been cleared to play, though and it will be amazing to see these two great sides battle it out at full strength this weekend.

The game kicks off at 11h40 SA Time on Saturday, with the enigmatic Bryce Lawrence as referee.

Reds:
15 Jono Lance, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Radike Samo, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley

Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jake Schatz, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Will Chambers

Crusaders:
15 Tom Marshall, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Matt Todd, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Matt Berquist, 22 Ryan Crotty



6 Comments

  • I think the Reds may just sneak this one again

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.07.11 10:29:43 by Mutley Reply
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  • I don’t know who to pick :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.07.11 13:36:04 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • i have 6 trades left on my FL – let me see whether I can have last good score :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.07.11 13:52:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : me too. though Brycie already shown who are his favourites :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.07.11 13:53:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 3) : Sharks v Saders wouldve been my ideal final. Now I have to make due with 9 players :oops:

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.07.11 13:55:25 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 5) : at least you are better off then those who wanted Bulls -WP final :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.07.11 14:20:33 by rekinek Reply
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