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Vodacom Super Rugby: Crusaders (40) v Brumbies (20) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 3 May 2014 at 06:00
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A top quality clash plays out in Christchurch today.

This is one for the early birds, kicking off at 06h35 SA time.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Ryan Crotty (captain), 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Richie McCaw, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Nafi Tuitavake, 17 Tom Taylor, 18 Willi Heinz, 19 Jordan Taufua, 20 Luke Romano, 21 Tim Perry, 22 Nepo Laulala, 23 Corey Flynn.

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Jordan Smiler, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Ruaidhri Murphy, 19 Jack Whetton, 20 Tom McVerry, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 Pat McCabe.


32 Comments

  • saders are back.should win this.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.14 07:26:16 by Gerhardt Reply
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  • That NZ conference is ridiculously compressed. They can go from last to first with a BP win….

    For us though, it keeps the Brumbies at bay.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.14 07:32:43 by klempie Reply
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  • Saders looking mean. AWesome game

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.14 07:36:15 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • we have our work cut out for us against both these teams.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.14 07:41:41 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 2) : good comment. I guess it is due to the sa teams not doing too well abroad.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.05.14 07:45:14 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • Maybe a bit slapgat but I would rest all my top players against Saders

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.05.14 07:57:35 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • saders playing with renewed confidence…..

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.05.14 08:02:08 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • Nadolo’s foot clearly touched the line as he passed it on the ground- no try!

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.05.14 08:12:18 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • Woo-hoo thank you Saders!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.05.14 08:17:25 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • 40 – 20 for Saders

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.05.14 08:18:21 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Our destiny is in our own hands! !

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.05.14 08:20:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • No bonus points for either side 😎

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.05.14 08:22:19 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • 3/3

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.05.14 08:23:07 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 9) : great result for us, but on the flipside the Crusaders are back…

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.05.14 08:38:21 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 14) : the up side is that we play them both and we need to improve to beat them both

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.05.14 08:52:31 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Yesterday after we beat the Rebels and the Blues humbled the Reds talk around here was that we need to target the Saders for our next win. What now?
    I say we target all 3 of them.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.05.14 09:09:40 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 16) : Agreed, we should be looking tko beat all 3 not trying to decide who the best to lose to is.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.05.14 09:23:28 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 16) : Hmmm, I`d target the Brumbies . . .

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.05.14 09:30:58 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 18) : Im sure thats the one that Jake is targeting a bit more than the others and Im sure that the Brumbies are targeting Jake, er sorry, the Sharks, a bit more than any other team.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.05.14 10:00:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • We have to start working on ourselves. We are too predictable. We offer nothing in surprise attack. No lines being run. We do not contest lineouts, really.
    The rebels could match us with little imagination. We kick and barge and maybe try to go wide. We could not even dominate them in the maul from the close drive. We need to get more dimensions into our attack and soon.

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.05.14 10:06:44 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 19) : I think the pressure is on them in terms of the Jake thing. We have one coach who might be taking the game personally. For every player on that team its personal.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.05.14 10:17:01 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 16) : @Seth101 (Comment 17) : forget about targeting three games. Sharks should only think about the Brumbies game go 100% to beat them. The other two games can wait until we get there, but for sure Sharks needs to go 100% for each game and try to win all three.

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.14 11:41:20 by JD Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 20) : did you watch the game? If the Sharks did not contest their line out how did Lewies poach their balls?!?! Sharks put huge pressure on their line outs!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.14 11:45:02 by JD Reply
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  • Exactly how many points do we need on tour to finish top of the log? Anyone done the maths yet?

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.14 12:18:44 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 24) : not sure about how many points Sharks would need but next week is going to be important. Sharks need to beat the Brumbies to maintain a lead on the overall log.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.14 12:28:40 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 25) : It used to be around 48 points to ensure home final wasn`t it?

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.05.14 12:44:32 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 26) : not sure but I’m sure this year it would not be enough, Sharks would need at least another 4 to 5 wins to ensure a top finish.

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.05.14 12:54:10 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 27) : That`s gonna be very tough.

    Nevermind the tour, when we come back we don`t really have home games left . . .

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.05.14 12:55:35 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 28) : yes but Sharks needs to regard all games in SA as home games.

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.05.14 12:59:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 29) : Well Newlands is sorted . . . just start McLeod . . .

    Sorry Claytie!

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.05.14 13:17:16 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 30) : Ja just hope you’re right.

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.05.14 13:26:40 by JD Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 24) : far to early id say. the teams are much closer this year with no bad sides at all. at one stage nz conf no1 and 5 were 2 points apart

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.05.14 15:08:19 by Gerhardt Reply

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