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Laulala back as Crusaders prepare for Stormers

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 26 Mar 2009 at 08:17
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The Crusaders have named their team to face the Stormers. George Whitelock was ruled out with cut thigh and has been replaced to openside flanker by Nasi Manu.

Rugbyweek reports that Tim Bateman has been bracketed with Ryan Crotty at second-five due to sore knee.

Bateman is expected to take part in the match if he manages to get through Thursday’s training session.

Casey Laulala returns to centre from shoulder injury and Kade Poki who had been suffering with an ankle injury returns to bench.

Crusaders Team

1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Jason Macdonald,3. Bronson Murray,4. Isaac Ross,5. Brad Thorn, 6. Kieran Read (Capt), 7. Nasi Manu, 8. Thomas Waldrom,9. Andy Ellis, 10. Stephen Brett 11. Colin Slade, 12. Tim Bateman / Ryan Crotty, 13. Casey Laulala , 14. Adam Whitelock , 15. Leon MacDonald

Reserves: 16. Daniel Perrin, 17. Owen Franks , 18. Michael Paterson , 19. Jonathan Poff , 20. Kahn Fotuali’i , 21. Ryan Crotty / Hamish Gard , 22. Kade Poki.


  • These guys look to be able to beat the Stormers with this team.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.03.09 08:19:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    Well lets wait and see.

    If we play to our potential we might just beat them. 😕

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.03.09 09:14:30 by wpw Reply
  • Stormers by plenty. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.03.09 10:29:25 by McLovin Reply

  • Luke or Bobo to score a brace.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.03.09 10:30:08 by McLovin Reply

  • France lock Sebastien Chabal and Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni were involved in a nightclub brawl following their teams’ Six Nations clash, Italian news agency Ansa claimed on Sunday.

    Chabal, who scored a try during the 50-8 romp, reportedly left Castro with a bloodied nose after the Leicester Tigers prop believed the French player, known as ‘Caveman’, was eyeing his girlfriend at the Art Cafe nightspot on Saturday night.

    The bearded Frenchman, dressed in a dinner jacket, and Castrogiovanni were separated by teammates. French players apologised for the incident.


  • Comment 5, posted at 26.03.09 10:39:21 by McLovin Reply

  • Go Stormers!!! :mrgreen:

    I’m predicting a Stormers win!!! 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.03.09 10:49:45 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Yep me to. Dunno to many of that Saders team, not like they were in the past. You never can underestimate that lot but I am sure we can beat them.

    Jean’s 50th game and he’ll have his hands full with Lala.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.03.09 11:36:21 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : Jan will be glad if they do. 😉

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.03.09 11:41:12 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 8) : Bit of a Jan tsunami over on Keo. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.03.09 11:52:17 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : Maybe I should start posting over there. All the Jan or third force lot should just boycott him. 💡

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.03.09 12:34:15 by PaarlBok Reply


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