Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Chiefs (20) vs Crusaders (17) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 27 Jul 2012 at 09:00
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Our first semi-final this weekend is a New Zealand derby that should be an absolute cracker of a match, as semi-finals should be!

The Chiefs have been forced into a few backline changes, reverting to the tried and tested after a few unconventional changes were made for their last match of the regular season. Coming off a bye, this could count in their favour, as they are fresh and rested, but any momentum the team had has been lost.

The Crusaders started the season slow, but have been a force over the last few weeks, beating anything and everything thrown at them. They beat a hapless Bulls outfit last week, and will see this match against the Chiefs as one of the tougher encounters over the last few weeks, but will have the confidence to go out there and run at them.

Both these teams will be hoping for a Sharks victory tomorrow, as that would mean a final in New Zealand, for which ever of these two teams is victorious today.

Chiefs: 1. Sona Taumalolo , 2. Mahonri Schwalger , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Craig Clarke (c) , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 8. Kane Thompson , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden , 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 12. Sonny Bill Williams , 13. Andrew Horrell , 14. Tim Nanai-Williams , 15. Robbie Robinson.

Replacements : 16. Hika Elliot , 17. Ben Afeaki , 18. Michael Fitzgerald , 19. Sam Cane , 20. Brendon Leonard , 21. Jackson Willison , 22. Lelia Masaga

Crusaders: 1. Wyatt Crockett , 2. Corey Flynn , 3. Ben Franks , 4. Luke Romano , 5. Samuel Whitelock , 6. George Whitelock , 7. Matt Todd , 8. Richie McCaw (c) , 9. Andy Ellis , 10. Dan Carter (vc) , 11. Zac Guildford , 12. Ryan Crotty , 13. Robbie Fruean , 14. Adam Whitelock , 15. Israel Dagg

Reserves : 16. Quentin MacDonald, 17. Owen Franks,18. Tom Donnelly ,19. Luke Whitelock ,20. Willi Heinz,21. Tom Taylor ,22. Sean Maitland



64 Comments

  • yeeha! Go Chuyfs!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.07.12 09:12:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • I hope the Chiefs pull this one through, though it won’t matter much to me if The Sharks don’t pull through tomorrow

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.07.12 09:36:27 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Chiefs 3 – 0 Crusaders

    3 mins

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.07.12 09:38:49 by Ben Reply
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  • Question is who would the Sharks rather play in a final should they win tomorrow? I reckon rather the Chiefs than the Saders.

    What do you guys think.

    Or maybe I shouldn’t be thinking that far ahead??

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.07.12 09:45:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : I think they would prefer to play the Chiefs rather.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.07.12 09:49:38 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Chiefs 3 – 3 Crusaders

    15 mins

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.07.12 09:52:30 by Ben Reply
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  • Go Rugga!

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.07.12 09:59:09 by JarsonX Reply
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  • geez, how good is Cruden?

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.07.12 09:59:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • come on Chiefs! Where’s the finishing?

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.07.12 10:00:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Try Chiefs!

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.07.12 10:05:15 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • TRY TAUMOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.07.12 10:06:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Chiefs try – Taumalolo

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.07.12 10:06:14 by Ben Reply
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  • Converted

    Chiefs 10 – 3 Crusaders

    28 mins

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.07.12 10:07:33 by Ben Reply
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  • Just traded Taumalolo into my FL squad :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.07.12 10:10:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Chiefs 10 – 6 Crusaders

    32 mins

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.07.12 10:11:29 by Ben Reply
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  • Chiefs try – Messam

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.07.12 10:12:39 by Ben Reply
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  • another try! Superb. Cheers Richie McCheat and Den Kudda… off you go!

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.07.12 10:13:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Converted

    Chiefs 17 – 6 Crusaders

    35 mins

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.07.12 10:13:59 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 18) : So much for my SuperBru :???:

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.07.12 10:18:14 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 19) : bugger SB! I’m willing to give away another accolade if the Chiefs win! :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.07.12 10:21:50 by Ice Reply
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  • Crusaders try – Crotty

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.07.12 10:22:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Half Time

    Chiefs 17 – 11 Crusaders

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.07.12 10:23:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 20) : But you have a trophy already! :cry:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.07.12 10:24:35 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • What a difference a week makes :shock:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.07.12 10:25:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • 2 FL Tries so far :cool:

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.07.12 10:29:01 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : oh man – I love that avatar!

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.07.12 10:44:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Chiefs 20 – 14 Crusaders

    51 mins

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.07.12 10:45:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Chiefs 20 – 17 Crusaders

    62 mins

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.07.12 10:57:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : When I saw it, I just had to have it :grin:

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.07.12 10:57:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I’m hoping for extra time here.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.07.12 10:58:04 by Ben Reply
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  • yoh, this is tight.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.07.12 10:59:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m sure Justin Marshal sleeps in “Richie McCaw” pajamas :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.07.12 11:03:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 32) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.07.12 11:05:53 by Ben Reply
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  • One try and conversion from Dan and I’ll be spot-on…

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.07.12 11:07:04 by Ice Reply
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  • How much time left?

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.07.12 11:10:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 35) :

    About 7 minutes

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.07.12 11:11:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 35) : 3 mins

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.07.12 11:12:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 36) : @Ben (Comment 37) : :shock: I’m confused :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.07.12 11:13:20 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 38) : 2 mins left now.

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.07.12 11:14:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 38) :

    I’m watching commentary on SS maybe behind.

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.07.12 11:15:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 1 min left now

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.07.12 11:15:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Extra time would be nice….let them stuff each other further. :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.07.12 11:15:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 40) : They are always behind with a few

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.07.12 11:16:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Time up. Crusaders have the ball close to the Chiefs 22m.

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.07.12 11:16:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Hang on Chiefs. Let’s see a new winner of the S15 this year.

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.07.12 11:17:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Crusaders knock it

    FULL TIME

    Chiefs 20 – 17 Crusaders

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.07.12 11:18:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Well done Chiefs!

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.07.12 11:18:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Oh well :neutral:

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.07.12 11:19:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Chiefs win – Hamilton here we come!

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.07.12 11:19:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Glad to see the Chiefs winning

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.07.12 11:20:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Haha Richie, jou ma! I like seeing the look of defeat on his face :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.07.12 11:21:07 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Go Sharks!!!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.07.12 11:21:11 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 50) : And may that team be The Sharks :smile:

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.07.12 11:21:47 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : I recon we have a much better chance there anyways :)

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.07.12 11:22:02 by Uli Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 51) :

    Isn’t just lovely!

    one of my favourite moments as well.

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.07.12 11:22:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 55) : One of the best things you will ever see on tv

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.07.12 11:32:29 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Awwww shit man! I thought this was tomorrow! :evil:

    Oh well. Glad the Chiefs won. Better chance against them.

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.07.12 11:32:39 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 57) : And we are guaranteed for someone new to win the Super 15 – regardless of what happens

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.07.12 11:38:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • SupeRugby WILL have a new champion next week. Great stuff!

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.07.12 11:39:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Will this serve as bigger motivation for us? Or for the Sturmerz….

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.07.12 11:44:55 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • I know who the Chiefs will be supporting tomorrow. :roll:

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.07.12 11:50:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 61) : The more the merrier… :smile:

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.07.12 12:02:51 by klempie Reply

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  • Hooo boy this result really is stuffing up the mood of many a Cape Crusader supporter, they were so convinced that they will be supporting their team in Cape Town at some stage. Last Saturday I witnessed how one of their supporters bought 10 tickets for tomorrows semi at Newlands, confident in the knowledge that the Reds would beat the Sharks. The Sharks were leading the Reds by a shed load at this stage and when Mr Cape Crusader was made aware of this he was no-plussed having the view that Genia will still win the game for the Reds.

    I thought about this guy a few times during the week, wondering if he would now back the Sharks or the Stormers.

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.07.12 12:07:19 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Two thirds of the teams remaining in the comp are Saffer teams…. :cool:

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.07.12 12:09:53 by klempie Reply

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