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Vodacom Super Rugby 2014: Crusaders (10) v Chiefs (18) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 21 Feb 2014 at 07:00
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Round 2 starts off with the most mouth-watering New Zealand derby you could ever ask for. Current champions the Chiefs come up against former (and sure-to-be-again) title winners, the Crusaders from Christchurch.

There are plenty of All Black players on display across the two teams, along with exciting youngsters who have made their mark in the ITM Cup and are now ready to step up on the bigger stage.

Kick-off in Christchurch is at 08h35 SA time.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Reynold Lee-Lo, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Nafi Tuitavake, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Tim Perry.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Rob Thompson.

Chiefs: 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden (captain), 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tevita Koloamatangi, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Michael Fitzgerald, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Ben Afeaki, 19 Matt Symons/Liam Squire, 20 Nick Crosswell, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Andrew Horrell/Anton Lienert-Brown, 23 James Lowe.



59 Comments

  • karawhiua atu Chiefs

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.14 08:09:33 by BR Reply
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  • Not exactly sure where my loyalty lies here anymore . . .

    With SB, FL and sportsbet to consider there`s not a lot of room for personal feelings! :mrgreen:

    It`s Friday, we gonna have a betting article like last year?

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.14 08:40:25 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Anyone watching the game? Or have a good site I can check for updates?

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.14 09:02:08 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • oh must have got the kick off time wrong. already half time. Chiefs lead 8 zip

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.14 09:35:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Crusaders 0-8 chiefs both teams have yellow cards , fruean did a lomu on the crusaders

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.14 09:39:55 by BR Reply
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  • Bleyendaal of Tyler on

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.02.14 09:41:40 by BR Reply
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  • Possible try for cruden

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.02.14 09:42:35 by BR Reply
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  • Lost forward what a shame would have been a brilliant try

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.02.14 09:43:33 by BR Reply
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  • Second yellow for crusaders professional foul on the try line by white lock , chiefs has come out blazing in the second half

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.02.14 09:46:28 by BR Reply
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  • 0-11

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.02.14 09:47:16 by BR Reply
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  • I front off kicker penalty crusaders on 50m

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.02.14 09:50:02 by BR Reply
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  • Try crusaders , chiefs trying to sack maul Sam go’s trough the middle

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.02.14 09:51:25 by BR Reply
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  • Conversion from the side 7-11

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.02.14 09:52:22 by BR Reply
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  • Yellow card return for chiefs

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.02.14 09:53:05 by BR Reply
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  • The bad thing about beign a teacher is you will always miss all the Friday morning games and most of the saturday morning games as well :| How are the skills of the 2 teams compared to the SA teams’ skills in their first games last week?

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.02.14 09:53:44 by HeinF Reply

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  • Teams killing each other 7-11 53 min gone crusaders line out on 22m

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.02.14 09:56:24 by BR Reply
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  • Penalty crusaders 22

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.02.14 09:57:27 by BR Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 15) : sloppy start by both teams but the game have picked up a lot in the second half

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.02.14 09:58:25 by BR Reply
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  • Penalty missed

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.02.14 09:58:40 by BR Reply
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  • Crusaders putting on big pressure now LILO knocking while crusaders are on attack in the chiefs 22

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.02.14 10:00:32 by BR Reply
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  • Still 7-11 60 min , two chiefs down stopped play

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.02.14 10:04:02 by BR Reply
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  • (Thanks for the updates

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.02.14 10:04:42 by CrazySharkFan Reply

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  • Crusaders bench almost used up

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.02.14 10:05:29 by BR Reply
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  • Big Ben back on for chiefs, crusaders yellow card returned couple of minutes back

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.02.14 10:06:34 by BR Reply
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  • Penalty crusaders in chiefs 22

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.02.14 10:07:07 by BR Reply
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  • Missed

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.02.14 10:08:18 by BR Reply
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  • Both teams benches almost depleted

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.02.14 10:09:24 by BR Reply
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  • Crusaders looking very dangerous at the moment

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.02.14 10:10:03 by BR Reply
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  • Crusaders have missed 7 penalties

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.02.14 10:12:36 by BR Reply
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  • Penalty crusaders kickable

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.02.14 10:14:05 by BR Reply
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  • Going for touch

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.02.14 10:14:32 by BR Reply
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  • 7-11 65 min

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.02.14 10:15:03 by BR Reply
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  • Penalty crusaders again

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.02.14 10:15:55 by BR Reply
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  • Going for touch again

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.02.14 10:16:15 by BR Reply
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  • 7-11 70 min, crusaders looking the fitter team of the two

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.02.14 10:18:10 by BR Reply
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  • Saders scrum chiefs 5m , Heinz knocks

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.02.14 10:18:39 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 18) : Good to know that it doesn’t only happen to us! Think the fact that we have played one game to work on our handling, is going t make a huge difference tomorrow!

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.02.14 10:20:24 by HeinF Reply

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  • Harris playing flank for chiefs

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.02.14 10:20:34 by BR Reply
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  • Chiefs off side at kick

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.02.14 10:21:38 by BR Reply
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  • Surely can’t miss this one

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.02.14 10:22:04 by BR Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 37) : both teams looking good now

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.02.14 10:22:40 by BR Reply
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  • 10-11 75 min

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.02.14 10:23:22 by BR Reply
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  • Crusaders looking like they will take this one if the chiefs don’t step it up

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.02.14 10:24:35 by BR Reply
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  • Crusaders scrum 35m out

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.02.14 10:25:07 by BR Reply
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  • Crowd getting in to the game now

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.02.14 10:25:30 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 41) : Does sound like a good, close game!

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.02.14 10:26:29 by HeinF Reply

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  • 2 min to go

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.02.14 10:27:11 by BR Reply
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  • Lowe intercept try for chiefs while crusaders should have scored

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.02.14 10:28:08 by BR Reply
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  • 10-18 full time

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.02.14 10:29:27 by BR Reply
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  • Plz say its unconverted. I got chiefs by 6

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.02.14 10:30:18 by CrazySharkFan Reply

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  • So close..

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.02.14 10:31:16 by CrazySharkFan Reply

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  • What a game bad luck for the crusaders not getting a point out of the game while the were looking set too take it at the end but the chiefs defended Like Trojans congrats to them, most sa teams must look at this game

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.02.14 10:33:33 by BR Reply
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  • Best match so far teams looking very good so early in the season just hope the chiefs don’t have too many injuries

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.02.14 10:36:01 by BR Reply
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  • Goal kicking costing the crusaders the match

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.02.14 10:36:50 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 45) : going down too the wire the most exiting game I have watched for a while

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.02.14 10:38:10 by BR Reply
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  • Well mixed feelings . . .

    Got SB completely wrong!

    But my Multiple is still alive :mrgreen:

    Also on the up side for the sharks, Crusaders now in the same log position as the Bulls, after a home game. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.02.14 10:39:34 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Thanks for the updates BR!

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.02.14 10:42:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Hahahahahaha. There goes my SuperBru for week 1

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.02.14 10:48:06 by Mutley Reply
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  • I see two people on LMS picked the Chiefs to win and two the Crusaders.

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.02.14 12:40:31 by vanmartin Reply
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