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Super Rugby 2013: Blues (34) v Crusaders (15) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 1 Mar 2013 at 09:15
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This round’s opener takes place in Auckland, where the Crusaders will be in action for the first time this season.

Blues: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Francis Saili, 11 George Moala, 10 Chris Noakes, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Ali Williams (captain), 4 Culum Retallick, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons, 1 Tom McCartney.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Angus Ta’avao, 18 Liaki Moli, 19 Brendon O’Connor, 20 Bryn Hall, 21 Baden Kerr, 22 Jackson Willison.

Crusaders: 15 Tom Taylor, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Israel Dagg, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Dominic Bird, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tyler Bleyendaal, 22 Tom Marshall.



64 Comments

  • Bloues 5 – 3 Rooies

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  • Comment 1, posted at 01.03.13 08:43:08 by McLovin Reply
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  • Saders 3 Blues 5 12mins

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.03.13 08:43:29 by Just a Fan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : Snap!

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.03.13 08:43:55 by Just a Fan Reply
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  • Saders 6 Blues 5 24mins

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.03.13 08:56:09 by Just a Fan Reply
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  • Go Blues!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.03.13 09:01:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Wow! Saders defense is shocking…I hope they sort themselves out in the half time break… :(

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.03.13 09:01:51 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Saders 6 Blues 13 30mins

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.03.13 09:02:21 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • I do think the blues are getting away with a few obstructions and lost forwards…..

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.03.13 09:04:17 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • UN.BELIEV-ABLE TRY by the blues…. * tears*

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.03.13 09:05:59 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Dagg needs to be back at Fullback…..doesnt work as a wing…and the Saders need him at the back….

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.03.13 09:06:46 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Saders 6 Blues 20 35mins

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.03.13 09:07:07 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Saders 9 Blues 20 37mins

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.03.13 09:09:12 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Saders 12 Blues 20 – Half Time

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.03.13 09:12:42 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Saders still in it !

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.03.13 09:17:22 by Talent Reply
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  • Israel Dagg is hiding .The tries scored have been down his wing and he has let his centers cover that area. The one try ,despite it being his man to mark ,he lets Taylor(i think)make the cover tackle on the Blues player.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.03.13 09:20:43 by Talent Reply
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  • Thank you very much for the updates! I appreciate it. Who has scored for the Blues?

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.03.13 09:21:04 by Argex Reply

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  • @Argex (Comment 16) : I think Halai and Piutau?

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.03.13 09:22:53 by Talent Reply
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  • Saders 15 Blues 20 45mins

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.03.13 09:31:00 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 17) : LAutau…

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.03.13 09:31:38 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Crusaders playing a more composed game. Blues are playing some high risk rugby and it looks like Carter has bought his kicking boots. Wonder how much Weepus poor goal kicking will hurt the Blues?

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.03.13 09:32:08 by Talent Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 19) : Oh yes thats right

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.03.13 09:33:00 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 17) : Halai scored two trys, Lautau 1 try and then Weepu penalties and conversions.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.03.13 09:33:50 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 19) : Good prospect for the All Blacks, a position they really need players in.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.03.13 09:34:49 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 23) : Seems to be doing very well. With Rene Ranger as a mentor, not sure he can go wrong….

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.03.13 09:38:37 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 24) : Was talking about the young blindsisde flank

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.03.13 09:40:07 by Talent Reply
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  • Saders 15 Blues 20…..Weepu misses a sitting duck of a Penalty – think his home crowd were booing….

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.03.13 09:40:50 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Crusaders carriers being hurt in the collisions. Unlike them to be spilling the ball in contact so easily :|

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.03.13 09:41:50 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 25) : no 6 right – yeah? I meant that with Someone like Rene Ranger in your side – you can only but continue to have guts and vision….

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.03.13 09:42:19 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 27) : they are all thumbs tonight….

    Blues just scored bonus point try…*sobbing*….

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.03.13 09:44:10 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 28) : Ye Ranger has been awesome tonight.

    The Blues have done well to shut down Freuan and Carter tonight.

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.03.13 09:44:43 by Talent Reply
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  • Saders 15 Blues 27 59mins

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.03.13 09:45:13 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 30) : and when I say tonight I mean this morning :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.03.13 09:45:37 by Talent Reply
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  • Ranger will probably be motm

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.03.13 09:46:26 by Talent Reply
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  • Carter has been disappointing , hasn’t challenged the advantage line once, static passing.

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.03.13 09:48:08 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 30) : Yeah and it hasnt helped having Dagg on wing….that decision goes down as a major fail i think.

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.03.13 09:48:42 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 35) : I don’t know why they choose to play the worlds best attacking fullback at wing. Think its understandable they are starting to ask questions about Blackadders coaching

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.03.13 09:51:21 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 36) : yeah – the mind boggles…..

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.03.13 09:52:23 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Oh what ref! Blues coming in from EVERY angle….and he gives it to the Blues.

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.03.13 09:54:56 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • What is the ref saying for the scrum engagement?

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.03.13 09:56:22 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Whats impressive about this Blues performance is that they haven’t compromised their attack when they have been asked to stand up in defense.

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.03.13 09:56:51 by Talent Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 39) : crouch touch sit? :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.03.13 09:57:58 by Talent Reply
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  • The Blues have dominated the breakdowns ,Crusaders are guarding it tentatively and the Blues stand out.

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.03.13 10:00:52 by Talent Reply
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  • Dagg TRY!

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.03.13 10:01:21 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • wow! TMO ruled double movement…wonder what happened to the tackler having to release in that case.

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.03.13 10:02:22 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • What about high tackle on Dagg?

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.03.13 10:02:24 by Talent Reply
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  • Game Over !

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.03.13 10:03:39 by Talent Reply
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  • yeah – have to say i think that Saders (and i HATE to stick upi for them) have been on the side of some inconsistent reffing -

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.03.13 10:03:44 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Wow…and to add insult to injury – Blues score try number 5

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.03.13 10:04:12 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • This has turned out to be a bit of a smack for the Saders

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.03.13 10:04:36 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Huge performance from the Blues

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.03.13 10:04:54 by Talent Reply
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  • Saders 15 – 34 Blues 75mins

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.03.13 10:05:24 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 50) : Cant beleive what I have been watching. The Blues are playing very well.

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.03.13 10:06:13 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Ranger after this performance has shut out Freuans chances of being an All Black center I think

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.03.13 10:07:05 by Talent Reply
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  • Think i am now a bottom dweller on Superbru now…. :cry:

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.03.13 10:07:27 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 53) : Ranger has been smokin’ hot all night….

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.03.13 10:08:05 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 54) : I was top of all my pools ,except the 1k + ones ,after this game im worried-early days.

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.03.13 10:09:43 by Talent Reply
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  • If we look at this its probably a good thing ,we really don’t want the Crusaders wining away from home.

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.03.13 10:11:20 by Talent Reply
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  • Full time Blues 34 Saders 15

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.03.13 10:12:15 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Seems Graham Henry has reached the pinnacle of coaching rugby – the man with the golden touch

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.03.13 10:12:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Blues racing to the top of the log… deja vu

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.03.13 10:13:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nice win by the Blues..

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.03.13 10:15:33 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 59) : Him and Jake

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.03.13 10:16:31 by Talent Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : Very true.. lets see for how long.

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.03.13 10:28:54 by Uli Reply
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  • Absolutely amazing what good coaching can do. Blackadder is a schmuck. JK next all black coach. Still early but damn what a difference

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.03.13 10:34:48 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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