Bulls v Crusaders



  • Crusaders:

    1 Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Matt Todd (c), 8. Jordan Taufua
    9 Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Jack Goodhue, 14. Seta Tamanivalu, 15. David Havili

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Michael Alaalatoa, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Ryan Crotty



  • In other news:
    I just read on Twitter that Scott Robertson has confirmed that Whetu Douglas will be available to play for the Crusaders next week against the Hurricanes.



  • Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Nick de Jager, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Pierre Schoeman.
    Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Francois Brummer, 23 Jan Serfontein.



  • @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    In other news:
    I just read on Twitter that Scott Robertson has confirmed that Whetu Douglas will be available to play for the Crusaders next week against the Hurricanes.

    I just read that Whetu Douglas' missus is on his case as he's supposed to be helping sort their move to Italy so he is no longer available.

    (reading between the lines)



  • @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Crusaders:

    1 Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Matt Todd (c), 8. Jordan Taufua
    9 Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Jack Goodhue, 14. Seta Tamanivalu, 15. David Havili

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Michael Alaalatoa, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Ryan Crotty

    Why would anyone start Bateman over Crotty FFS?



  • @Crucial said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Crusaders:

    1 Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Matt Todd (c), 8. Jordan Taufua
    9 Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Jack Goodhue, 14. Seta Tamanivalu, 15. David Havili

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Michael Alaalatoa, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Ryan Crotty

    Why would anyone start Bateman over Crotty FFS?

    Bateman has played well when he has got on the park. Had a great game against the Waratahs in Sydney (two tries). Important to mix it up so fresh, hungry guys get a chance. Adds spark I think.

    Crotty has played 8 games this season so I don't think he needs game time. He's first the first name down in the All Black midfield so I have no qualms with him not playing this weekend.



  • @Frye said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Crucial said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Crusaders:

    1 Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Matt Todd (c), 8. Jordan Taufua
    9 Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Jack Goodhue, 14. Seta Tamanivalu, 15. David Havili

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Michael Alaalatoa, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Ryan Crotty

    Why would anyone start Bateman over Crotty FFS?

    Bateman has played well when he has got on the park. Had a great game against the Waratahs in Sydney (two tries). Important to mix it up so fresh, hungry guys get a chance. Adds spark I think.

    Crotty has played 8 games this season so I don't think he needs game time. He's first the first name down in the All Black midfield so I have no qualms with him not playing this weekend.

    Fair call. I haven't been watching the Saders games but just assumed Bateman was the same shite he was at the Canes.
    So do you think he learned to play in Japan or was it all Hammett's fault?



  • @Crucial said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Crusaders:

    1 Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Matt Todd (c), 8. Jordan Taufua
    9 Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Jack Goodhue, 14. Seta Tamanivalu, 15. David Havili

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Michael Alaalatoa, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Ryan Crotty

    Why would anyone start Bateman over Crotty FFS?

    Bateman has been excellent this year and deserves the start.



  • @Crucial said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    In other news:
    I just read on Twitter that Scott Robertson has confirmed that Whetu Douglas will be available to play for the Crusaders next week against the Hurricanes.

    I just read that Whetu Douglas' missus is on his case as he's supposed to be helping sort their move to Italy so he is no longer available.

    (reading between the lines)

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/92219733/matt-todd-named-as-crusaders-captain-while-ryan-crotty-is-relegated-to-the-bench

    I read the same - final para. Earlier it sounded like he would be available.

    On paper, that Crusaders' starting XV looks a bit vulnerable.

    Six or seven changes from our strongest line-up I think. A bit of cavalry on the bench.



  • @Crucial said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Frye said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Crucial said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Crusaders:

    1 Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Matt Todd (c), 8. Jordan Taufua
    9 Mitchell Drummond, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. George Bridge, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Jack Goodhue, 14. Seta Tamanivalu, 15. David Havili

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Michael Alaalatoa, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21. Bryn Hall, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Ryan Crotty

    Why would anyone start Bateman over Crotty FFS?

    Bateman has played well when he has got on the park. Had a great game against the Waratahs in Sydney (two tries). Important to mix it up so fresh, hungry guys get a chance. Adds spark I think.

    Crotty has played 8 games this season so I don't think he needs game time. He's first the first name down in the All Black midfield so I have no qualms with him not playing this weekend.

    Fair call. I haven't been watching the Saders games but just assumed Bateman was the same shite he was at the Canes.
    So do you think he learned to play in Japan or was it all Hammett's fault?

    I'd say it was Hammett, Bateman was bloody good for the Crusaders in his original stint there.



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  • @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    No comments? Nobody watching this game?

    Cough

    Check out the other thread...



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