Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Highlanders (27) vs Crusaders (24) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 3 Mar 2012 at 07:00
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Our Saturday morning kicks off with a New Zealand derby, where the Highlanders host the Crusaders, after both teams won in the opening round of fixtures last weekend.

The Highlanders have dropped Jimmy Cowan to the bench, where he will sit next to Colin Slade, both of which will want to make an impact off the bench.

The Crusaders have announced an unchanged starting line up from the one that did the job against the Blues, with the only change on the bench being the return of Zac Guildford.

After the surprise Chiefs performance yesterday, I am wary of making a call, but I do feel that the Crusaders will be too strong for a Highlanders team that did better than expected to beat a rampant Chiefs side last week.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Buxton Popoali’i, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 John Hardie, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Nick Crosswell, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Culum Retallick, 19 James Haskell, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Colin, Slade, 22, Telusa Veainu

Crusaders: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Adam Whitelock, 11 Israel Dagg, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Tom Donnelly, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Quentin MacDonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Owen Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willie Heinz, 21 Patrick Osborne, 22 Zac Guildford



58 Comments

  • Good morning Richard and the rest that’s gonna join us ;)

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.03.12 07:15:29 by Franshark Reply
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  • I am looking for a few FL points out of this game…
    Getting a bid desperate here…

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.03.12 07:17:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • If rugby results were logical :razz: then Yesterday’s result by the Chiefs means the Highlanders are DAMN good this season.

    C’mon Highlanders, show us what ya got.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.03.12 07:17:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.03.12 07:29:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • If Otago rugby goes under, will the Highlanders have to change their uniform? Then again, it could hardly be worse than last year’s.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.03.12 07:43:45 by Leviathan Reply

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  • HIGHLANDERS 3 vs CRUSADERS 0 after 6 min. Penalty attempt not converted by Tyler Bleyendaal for CRUSADERS

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.03.12 08:45:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 3 vs CRUSADERS 3 after 10 min. Penalty converted by Tyler Bleyendaal for CRUSADERS

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.03.12 08:52:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 3 vs CRUSADERS 8 after 13 min. Try scored by Israel Dagg for CRUSADERS

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.03.12 08:55:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 8 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 16 min. Try scored by Andrew Hore for HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.03.12 08:59:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 8) : FL try for me.

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.03.12 08:59:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HIGHLANDERS 10 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 17 min. Try converted by Lima Sopoaga for HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.03.12 09:03:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • The Highlanders hitting a great gap and falling short 5 meters from the Saders line as they knock the ball in a tackle.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.03.12 09:05:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 13 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 28 min. Penalty converted by Lima Sopoaga for HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.03.12 09:07:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 13 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 28 min. Penalty attempt not converted by Lima Sopoaga for HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.03.12 09:10:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 13 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 35 min.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.03.12 09:15:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 18 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 39 min. Try scored by Wayne Burley for HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.03.12 09:17:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 20 vs CRUSADERS 10 after 40 min. Try converted by Lima Sopoaga for HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.03.12 09:21:01 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 8) : I have him too

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.03.12 09:21:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 17) : I’m liking this so far :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.03.12 09:23:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HIGHLANDERS 20 vs CRUSADERS 10 Half Time

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.03.12 09:24:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • As it’s half time I’ll fill you in on the SA v NZ Odi.

    NZ 206 all out
    SA 117/1 after 23.2overs.

    :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.03.12 09:25:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.03.12 09:27:47 by Ben Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : I say “so far” because this is the crusaders and we all know what they are capable of. :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.03.12 09:29:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : @robdylan (Comment 18) : I have a buch of Crusaders in my FL, I don’t like this

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.03.12 09:31:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • 5 LMS picks for the Crusaders and none for the Highlanders.

    GO HIGHLANDERS!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.03.12 09:32:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) : :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.03.12 09:33:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • HIGHLANDERS 20 vs CRUSADERS 13 after 42 min. Penalty converted by Tyler Bleyendaal for CRUSADERS

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.03.12 09:34:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders 20 – 18 Crusaders

    51 mins

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.03.12 09:37:39 by Ben Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : I wanted to pick Crusaders… I would have been a nerve reck by now

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.03.12 09:37:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • Crusaders try was scored by Andy Ellis and conversion was missed.

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.03.12 09:38:50 by Ben Reply

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  • HIGHLANDERS 20 vs CRUSADERS 18 after 47 min. Try not converted by Tyler Bleyendaal for CRUSADERs

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.03.12 09:40:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty Bleyendaal. Crusaders hit the lead.

    Highlanders 20 – 21 Crusaders

    54 mins

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.03.12 09:41:50 by Ben Reply

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  • Thompson crashes over the line. Held up. 5m attacking scrum to the Highlanders.

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.03.12 09:43:15 by Ben Reply

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  • Just woke up and saw the half time score and thought my superbru is going down the toilet… then I turned the game on and the Saders seem to have woken up.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.03.12 09:50:47 by lostfish Reply
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  • How long are the pauses inbetween the crouch, touch, pause, engage??

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.03.12 09:53:40 by lostfish Reply
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  • Penalty Bleyendaal.

    Highlanders 20 – 24 Crusaders

    66 mins

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.03.12 09:55:01 by Ben Reply

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  • Try Hosea Gear!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.03.12 09:58:33 by Ben Reply

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  • Converted from the touchline.

    Highlanders 27 – 24 Crusaders

    71 mins

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.03.12 10:00:25 by Ben Reply

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  • Hahaha. Highlanders hoof the ball out for the 2nd time thinking the time is up. Ref says there is still time. :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.03.12 10:10:27 by Ben Reply

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  • HIGHLANDERS 27 vs CRUSADERS 24 after 79 min. Drop Goal attempt not converted by Tyler Bleyendaal for CRUSADERS

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.03.12 10:10:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders win!

    FULL TIME

    Highlanders 27 – 24 Crusaders

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.03.12 10:13:13 by Ben Reply

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  • EXCELLENT!!!

    Congrats HH and your team.

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.03.12 10:14:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • My SuperBru has taken one helluva nosedive!!

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.03.12 10:16:00 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • On LMS we have Crusading Shark whose Crusade has come to an end after he went 0 from 2 after 2 rounds of SR. :)

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.03.12 10:17:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Waiting for Ice to log on and say “there is the 3rd upset”. :)

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.03.12 10:18:16 by Ben Reply

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  • there goes my superbru down the toilet.

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.03.12 10:19:23 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : :)

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.03.12 10:23:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 46) : 1 from 4 for me so far as well.

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.03.12 10:24:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I like that others are losing life lines :)

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.03.12 10:24:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) : At least my Tahs pick was exact margin, so some consolidation there

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.03.12 10:27:13 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Tell you what NZ young no.10s looking pretty good. Really liked what I saw of Lima Sopoaga today,also keep an eye out for Aaron Smith

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.03.12 10:27:47 by Ludz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : give us the numbers!

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.03.12 10:40:51 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 52) :

    175 entered
    75 still alive with a lifeline
    46 still alive without a lifeline
    54 dead

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.03.12 10:55:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Awesome cant liquidate em now!

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.03.12 11:14:28 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : 54 dead! Sounds so terminal

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.03.12 11:28:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 55) : Their game has been terminated. :)

    Good thing the lifeline was brought back or we’d have 100 dead already. :)

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.03.12 11:34:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 54) : they were never going to be liquidated. Completely seperate from Otago.

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.03.12 11:35:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :shock:

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.03.12 13:37:17 by JarsonX Reply
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