KSA Shark ©

S14 Game 87, Crusaders (14) vs. Highlanders (26) (F/T)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 17 May 2008 at 07:00
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The Highlanders travel to Christchurch to play the Crusaders and give a referee his S14 debut.

A lawyer from Invercargill, Keith Brown, will referee his first Super 14 match. The outcome will not have any bearing on the competition as the Crusaders will end top of the Super 14 regardless of what happens.

Other than that there is very little significance to this match other than giving the Crusaders an excellent training run, in preparation for the Semi-Final next week.

Kick-off in Christchurch at 09:35 SA time.

Ref: Keith Brown (New Zealand)
TJs: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Crusaders:
Starting XV: 15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Caleb Ralph, 12 Stephen Brett, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Andrew Ellis, 8 Mose Tuiali’i, 7 Richard McCaw (captain), 6 Reuben Thorne, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Greg Somerville, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements: 16 Ti’i Paulo, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Kieran Read, 19 Nasi Manu, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Tim Bateman, 22 Casey Laulala.

Highlanders:
Starting XV: 15 Mike Delany, 14 Paul Williams, 13 Niva Ta’auso, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Daniel Bowden, 9 Toby Morland, 8 Craig Newby (captain), 7 Tim Boys, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Hayden Triggs, 3 Clint Newland, 2 David Hall, 1 Chris King.
Replacements: 16 Jason Macdonald, 17 Keith Cameron, 18 Isaac Ross, 19 George Naoupu, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Aaron Bancroft, 22 Glen Horton.


119 Comments

  • So the most important thing for this game is the SB picks. 😉

    And seeing as we have ALL picked the crusaders it is going to be down to margin points and closest pick bonuses.

    Sandshark Crusaders 31
    SauronShark Crusaders 30
    Whindy Crusaders 29
    bryce_in_oz Crusaders 28
    IceBabe Crusaders 26
    robdylan Crusaders 25
    fattmann Crusaders 25
    Ollie Crusaders 24
    namboer Crusaders 23
    King Shark Crusaders 22
    Debs Crusaders 21
    Hmmm Crusaders 21
    SeaShark Crusaders 21
    Bru-El Crusaders 21
    PJLD Crusaders 21
    KSA Kette Crusaders 20
    Western Sauce Crusaders 20
    shark-tank Crusaders 19
    PaarlGimmie Crusaders 19
    Sinbinners Crusaders 18
    blackshark Crusaders 17
    Fatality Crusaders 17
    Wehan Crusaders 16
    Salmo Crusaders 16
    sharkboy Crusaders 14
    Lylmik Crusaders 14
    Villie Crusaders 13
    Pissant Crusaders 12
    shark_time Crusaders 11
    Nita Crusaders 10
    Dive Pass Crusaders 10
    Sharkie Crusaders 7
    Ghost10 Crusaders 5

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.05.08 08:21:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Picks for Crusaders 20873 (98.55%)
    Picks for Highlanders 294 (1.39%) (Can i include these in one of those “what were they thinking” emails?)

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.05.08 08:31:34 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Admin probably picked the Highlanders

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.05.08 09:02:32 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylan
     
  • Could be close.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.05.08 09:16:43 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • I am stuck in the office so have no TV. 🙁

    and with this workload I won’t be getting home for the tahs match either 👿

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.05.08 09:43:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • 6min

    The Highlanders are tackled back in mid field – they run it now but are blown for obstruction. The Saders line-out is 5 metres from the Highlanders line – they drive but it’s a slow moving operation – eventually the Saders get some momentum going and their pack bundles over for the TRY by Corey Flynn. Carter conversion is not good as it swings away to the right.

    5 – 0 Saders
    6min

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.05.08 09:45:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : You don’t ‘look well’. Maybe you should go home and ‘lie down’. 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.05.08 09:45:59 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Refs should card McCaw more. Right from the off. 👿

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.05.08 09:48:22 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 5-5. Kick at goal highlanders.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.05.08 09:48:48 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 8-5 to the Highlanders.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.05.08 09:49:17 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Sky showing Sharks & Stormers games. 😯

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.05.08 09:50:18 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Pen Crusaders. Kickable.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.05.08 09:50:59 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Racheltie

    thanks for the commentary.

    You are saving me BIG graft by having to find it and then post it. Now I just need to read it.

    (promise I won’t give you kak about your outfir for at least a week) 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.05.08 09:51:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Cardah slots it.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.05.08 09:52:00 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 11) :

    Villie and Rob will be Happy

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.05.08 09:52:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : Thanks. I’ll do my best.

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.05.08 09:52:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 8-8 17min

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.05.08 09:53:41 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Is that crickets I ‘hear’ in the background. 😀

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.05.08 09:54:34 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Forward pass costed 😉 Crusaders a try.

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.05.08 09:56:05 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Penalty Highlanders right in front of posts.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.05.08 09:58:27 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 11-8 Highlanders. 22min.

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.05.08 09:59:39 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Highlanders running from everywhere. Bit of a gamble.

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.05.08 10:00:46 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Good defence from Highlanders.

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.05.08 10:01:46 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 19) :

    Bwhahahaha

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.05.08 10:03:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • WTF is going on here? I thought my Saders by 31 might have been to conservative.

    or are we waiting for the open gates in the 2nd half?

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.05.08 10:04:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • past tense of cost = costed.

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.05.08 10:05:10 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Pen Saders. Going for posts.

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.05.08 10:05:33 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Ovah.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.05.08 10:05:51 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 11 all.

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.05.08 10:06:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Crusdaers not looking as sharp as usual. Minds on next week perhaps?

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.05.08 10:06:47 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 30min.

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.05.08 10:07:35 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 26) :

    Only in Tswane. 😉

    Anywhere else in the world you might be “acosted” for using the word 😆

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.05.08 10:08:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Highlanders really going for it. Will they last the full 80?

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.05.08 10:08:29 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Try Highlanders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.05.08 10:09:03 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Poor defence from Saders & Landers going flat out.

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.05.08 10:10:14 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Conversion good.

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.05.08 10:10:32 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 18-11 Highlanders. 33min.

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.05.08 10:10:57 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Landers 5m out. Charge down. 5m scrum Highlanders.

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.05.08 10:11:37 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • TMO pending.

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.05.08 10:12:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 3rd try Highlanders! 😯

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.05.08 10:13:14 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Conversion missed.

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.05.08 10:13:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 23 – 11 Highlanders 37min.

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.05.08 10:14:16 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • They will run away with it in the second half. They always do

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.05.08 10:14:17 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylan
     
  • Highlanders run from kick off. 11 almost got away.

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.05.08 10:15:01 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Pen Crusaders.

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.05.08 10:16:00 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Cardah going for posts..

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.05.08 10:16:26 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Very good kick.

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.05.08 10:17:02 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 23-14 1min to go.

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.05.08 10:17:23 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • I see Keo has a button whereby one can report a blogger for their comment/s. If the same applied here Id report you guys for taking the piss with us. Now what is the real score please?

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.05.08 10:17:29 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
     
  • Siren replaced by fog horn in Christchurh. 😐

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.05.08 10:18:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Halftime. 3 tries to one. 23-14 Highlanders.

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.05.08 10:19:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 49) :

    :mrgreen: 😆

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.05.08 10:19:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Saders trying to ensure Highlanders don’t finish bottom of the log ?????????

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.05.08 10:20:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • And this is my SuperBru banker??

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.05.08 10:22:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 54) :

    Interest killing you and the Banker smiling all the way.

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.05.08 10:25:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • If anyone spots my slippers please shout. Searched high and low. My toes are freezing.

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.05.08 10:29:46 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 2nd Half starts.

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.05.08 10:30:15 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Crusaders playing a bit more direct & with more intent now.

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.05.08 10:31:07 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 56) :

    What are slippers. Can’t find any in this country?

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.05.08 10:34:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • highlanders held up over the line.

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.05.08 10:36:13 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Ag jinne!??!

    Now the stupid Stormers can win cozz the LIONS will end in last spot!??!

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.05.08 10:41:40 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) : Spring time over here. Cloudy and 12 degrees at the moment. High of 14 forecast. 👿

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.05.08 10:42:29 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Some running, some passing, some tackling. Still no score in 2nd half.

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.05.08 10:43:13 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Must say both teams are just passing left right and the damn ball still goes to hand!??!

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.05.08 10:44:55 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Pen Highlanders. Almost on the halfway line.

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.05.08 10:44:56 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Was that not forward off the highlanders off top of the Lineout….

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.05.08 10:45:38 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Going for 3 points.

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.05.08 10:45:42 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Missed to the left.

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.05.08 10:46:01 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Pen missed

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.05.08 10:46:16 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Pen Highlanders. 5m out. quick tap.

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.05.08 10:47:07 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • And another penalty right in front.

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.05.08 10:47:49 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Saders are not going to win this comp?

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.05.08 10:47:50 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Now they go for the 3.

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.05.08 10:48:28 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Easy. 26-14

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.05.08 10:49:04 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @Hmmm (Comment 72) : Hope not. But Saders will probably up their game in the semi’s.

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.05.08 10:49:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @Hmmm (Comment 72) :

    The are playing with their food at the moment.

    Will pounce when they need to next week i think.

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.05.08 10:51:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Saders line out not looking too good.

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.05.08 10:52:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 17min left.

  • Comment 78, posted at 17.05.08 10:53:07 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Some substitutions have been made.

  • Comment 79, posted at 17.05.08 10:55:51 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Srum keeps collapsing. 👿

  • Comment 80, posted at 17.05.08 10:56:16 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Srum = Scrum.

    Collapses again. Pen Highlanders. In on the angle.

  • Comment 81, posted at 17.05.08 10:56:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Some more subs come on.

  • Comment 82, posted at 17.05.08 10:57:38 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Pen Highlanders. Kickable.

  • Comment 83, posted at 17.05.08 10:58:08 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Miss. Just wide.

  • Comment 84, posted at 17.05.08 10:59:22 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Subs, subs & more subs.

  • Comment 85, posted at 17.05.08 10:59:49 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Seven red, yellow. High tackle.

  • Comment 86, posted at 17.05.08 11:00:56 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Wasn’t him. Was number 10.

  • Comment 87, posted at 17.05.08 11:01:37 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Highlanders miss another kick. 👿

  • Comment 88, posted at 17.05.08 11:02:07 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Bad pass into touch. LO just inside Saders 22.

  • Comment 89, posted at 17.05.08 11:04:35 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Taken by Highlanders. Maul.

  • Comment 90, posted at 17.05.08 11:04:56 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Frantic stuff.

  • Comment 91, posted at 17.05.08 11:05:59 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • LO 10m from Saders line.

  • Comment 92, posted at 17.05.08 11:06:28 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Everybody kicking now. 4min left.

  • Comment 93, posted at 17.05.08 11:07:37 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • This is depressing seeing the Saders lose to THESE guys. 😥

  • Comment 94, posted at 17.05.08 11:08:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • 22 drop out, cock up by Saders. Scrum Highlanders on 22m middle of the field.

  • Comment 95, posted at 17.05.08 11:09:39 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Now they know how the Cheetahs felt. 😀

  • Comment 96, posted at 17.05.08 11:10:14 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • 2min left.

  • Comment 97, posted at 17.05.08 11:11:24 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Saders attack.

  • Comment 98, posted at 17.05.08 11:12:45 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Fog horn goes.

  • Comment 99, posted at 17.05.08 11:13:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 96) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 100, posted at 17.05.08 11:13:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Knock on. All over.

  • Comment 101, posted at 17.05.08 11:13:39 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Full time 26-14.

  • Comment 102, posted at 17.05.08 11:14:03 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • The loss of Robbie is already taking it’s toll…..Saders will not be in contention next year…

    And will not win this years comp…

  • Comment 103, posted at 17.05.08 11:14:41 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Thanks racheltjie.

    Log Updated

    Highlanders move above Reds to 11th
    Saders stay top

  • Comment 104, posted at 17.05.08 11:15:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Wonder if the Highlanders will go out for ‘a drink’ this evening? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 105, posted at 17.05.08 11:15:30 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • @Hmmm (Comment 103) :

    DON’T be to hasty……..

  • Comment 106, posted at 17.05.08 11:16:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Highlanders captain twice said ‘shitty’ in his interview. Sky sommer cuts away, and apologises profusely.

  • Comment 107, posted at 17.05.08 11:16:28 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDSSSS!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 108, posted at 17.05.08 11:17:58 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Saders are doomed….

  • Comment 109, posted at 17.05.08 11:18:06 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 106) :

    Have you seen how they played the last few weeks…

  • Comment 110, posted at 17.05.08 11:18:47 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Macwa said that if they play as they did in the last few weeks they are not going to be competitive….

    Replay of last year…

  • Comment 111, posted at 17.05.08 11:21:00 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Mark words that we spoken by Hmmm….

  • Comment 112, posted at 17.05.08 11:21:30 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • McCaw keeps it clean. 🙄

  • Comment 113, posted at 17.05.08 11:22:01 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

    McLovin
     
  • Hi!

    Looks like the teams @ the bottom want to prove a point this weekend 😀

  • Comment 114, posted at 17.05.08 11:22:49 by Me2 Reply

    Me2 aka Mama Shark
     
  • 1.39% of all players in SuperBru correctly predicted a win by the Highlanders

    Upset of the season? 😳

  • Comment 115, posted at 17.05.08 11:23:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • Saders suck….hate them…..

  • Comment 116, posted at 17.05.08 11:25:53 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • Hey!!!!!!!!!

    Where is Cru-El today?????? Awefully quite. 😉

  • Comment 117, posted at 17.05.08 11:30:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
     
  • I don’t think he supports the “Saders Forever losing the last pool games and semi finals”

  • Comment 118, posted at 17.05.08 11:33:17 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     
  • The Crusaders are like a very dumb long distance runner…

    “After a few rounds they lead by a whole lap but then unable to finish the race”

  • Comment 119, posted at 17.05.08 11:34:44 by Hmmm Reply

    Hmmm
     

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