Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Crusaders (59) vs Blues (12) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 May 2012 at 08:00
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The Crusaders and the Blues face off in the only New Zealand derby match for the weekend, with an interesting situation at hand. The higher ranked Crusaders come off a loss while the lowly Blues come off a win. Where will the momentum be?

The Crusaders have made a host of changes following their loss to the Rebels, albeit injury enforced and simply bringing back first choice players. We also see Dan Carter back in his preferred position of flyhalf, while Crotty and Fruean combine once again in midfield.

The Blues are still without their captain, but name a settled looking team, with no changes to the backline, and only a few positional switches amongst the forwards. If the Blues throw caution to the wind, we might see a rather entertaining match here.

Crusaders: 1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Corey Flynn, 3. Owen 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

Replacements : 16. Quentin MacDonald,17. Ben Franks,18. Tom Donnelly,19. Brendon O’Connor,20. WIlli Heinz,21. Tyler Bleyendaal,22. Tom Marshall

Blues: Hadleigh Parkes, David Raikuna, Ma’a Nonu, Michael Hobbs, Benson Stanley, Gareth Anscombe, Piri Weepu; Luke Braid (capt), Daniel Braid, Steven Luatua, Ali Williams, Liaki Moli, Tevita Mailau, Tom McCartney, Tony Woodcock.

Replacements : James Parsons, Angus Ta’avao, Filo Paulo, Peter Saili, Alby Mathewson, Lachie Munro, Sherwin Stowers.

Referee: Bryce Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1:Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 2:Jonathon White
TMO : Vinny Munro


58 Comments

  • Go Blues!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.05.12 09:38:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Bryce 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.05.12 09:39:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Crusaders try – Matt Todd

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.05.12 09:42:15 by Ben Reply
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  • Converted – Carter

    Saders 7 – 0 Blues

    6 mins

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.05.12 09:43:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Crusaders try in the corner – Adam Whitelock

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.05.12 09:47:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Conversion missed – Carter

    Saders 12 – 0 Blues

    12 mins

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.05.12 09:49:02 by Ben Reply
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  • Only 1 FL Try for the weekend thus far. This year my whole squad sucks 🙄

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.05.12 09:54:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Go Saders, make it 3 from 3 for me on SB

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.05.12 09:56:52 by Mutley Reply
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  • Crusaders almost score again in the corner. Just in touch. Its all Crusaders here.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.05.12 09:58:22 by Ben Reply
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  • Crusaders win the lineout and bundle over the line for a try – Richie McCaw

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.05.12 10:01:13 by Ben Reply
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  • Converted – Carter

    Saders 19 – 0 Blues

    22 mins

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.05.12 10:02:16 by Ben Reply
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  • Bonus point try for the Crusaders – Luke Romano

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.05.12 10:16:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Conversion missed.

    Saders 24 – 0 Blues

    38 mins

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.05.12 10:17:47 by Ben Reply
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  • I think its all over for the Blues. No comeback for them, unless the Saders take the 2nd half off :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.05.12 10:19:33 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Crusaders score their fifth try – Corey Flynn

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.05.12 10:21:16 by Ben Reply
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  • Converted from the touchline – Carter.

    Half Time

    Crusaders 31 – 0 Blues

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.05.12 10:22:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : And it’s only halftime 😈

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.05.12 10:22:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Carter is having a ‘Sias’ with the boot today 😀

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.05.12 10:25:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 16) : lol this blues team is a joke

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.05.12 10:27:54 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 19) : Almost as k*k as the Lions. How are you doing mate?

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.05.12 10:31:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : I’m alryt mate yourself? The family well?

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.05.12 10:34:35 by Poisy Reply
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  • Crusaders score again – Andy Ellis

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.05.12 10:35:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Converted – Carter

    Saders 38 – 0 Blues

    44 mins

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.05.12 10:36:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 21) : All good on this side thanks.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.05.12 10:37:35 by Ben Reply
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  • If I was Pat Lam, I wouldve gotten the hell out of Dodge weeks ago.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.05.12 10:41:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 24) : how come you doing commentary today? Rob and richard on early holiday 😛

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.05.12 10:41:36 by Poisy Reply
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  • Crusaders try – Corey Flynn gets his second

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.05.12 10:42:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Try converted – Carter

    Saders 45 – 0 Blues

    51 mins

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.05.12 10:44:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 27) : Arme Blues 🙄

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.05.12 10:44:19 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 26) : I guess they have lives. 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.05.12 10:44:58 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 29) : Feel for them! 🙄

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.05.12 10:45:47 by Ben Reply
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  • The Saders are scoring tries at a rate of 1 every 7 mins. Can they get 4 or 5 more 😛

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.05.12 10:46:32 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 30) : since when 😛

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.05.12 10:48:43 by Poisy Reply
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  • Perhaps I should have made Carter my FL Captain 💡

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.05.12 10:49:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 32) : the way this is going they just might get 5 more

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.05.12 10:50:03 by Poisy Reply
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  • Since Plumtree signed a contract extension! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.05.12 10:51:03 by Ben Reply
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  • Blues try – Lachie Munro

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.05.12 10:53:38 by Ben Reply
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  • Conversion missed – Anscombe

    Saders 45 – 5 Blues

    62 mins

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.05.12 10:55:27 by Ben Reply
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  • Come on Saders, score a few more 😛

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.05.12 10:56:21 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 36) : you pulling my leg right!? That did not happen 😯

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.05.12 10:58:13 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 40) : If I ignore it, will it go away :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.05.12 10:59:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 40) : Haha no but his current contract is until the end of 2013 if I’m not mistaken.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.05.12 10:59:48 by Ben Reply
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  • Crusaders try from deep – Zac Guildford

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.05.12 11:00:39 by Ben Reply
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  • Try converted – Carter

    Saders 52 – 5 Blues

    68 mins

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.05.12 11:01:34 by Ben Reply
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  • 8 tries and I only have a single FL try 🙁

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.05.12 11:03:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 42) : nooooooooooooo we need nick mallet 🙁

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  • @Poisy (Comment 46) : I’d love Jake White but Nick Mallet would be fine as well! 😉

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.05.12 11:06:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 47) : jake white wouldn’t have anybody to fetch him his drinks at the sharks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.05.12 11:09:27 by Poisy Reply
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  • Crusaders try – Tom Marshall

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.05.12 11:09:46 by Ben Reply
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  • Try converted

    Saders 59 – 5 Blues

    78 mins

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.05.12 11:11:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 48) : Marius Joubert? 😕

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.05.12 11:12:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 51) : his got a baby sitting job with the sharks xv 😮

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.05.12 11:14:53 by Poisy Reply
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  • Blues have the last say of the day with a try – Lachie Munro’s 2nd.

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.05.12 11:16:20 by Ben Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    Crusaders 59 – 12 Blues

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.05.12 11:17:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 52) : Not anymore.

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.05.12 11:18:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 54) : now for the snoils the reds will be having lion biltong tonight 🙄

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.05.12 11:19:48 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 55) : so his collecting a pay check just for going to practice,gotta love the retirement home called the kznru 😈

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.05.12 11:22:56 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 57) : Not only that. A BIG FAT pay cheque!

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.05.12 11:25:40 by Ben Reply
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