Jaguares v Crusaders



  • Crusaders
    1 Tim Perry, 2 Codie Taylor, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 6 Tom Sanders, 7 Matt Todd (vc), 8 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis
    9 Bryn Hall, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 11 George Bridge, 12 Ryan Crotty (vc), 13 Tim Bateman, 14 Manasa Mataele, 15 David Havili

    Reserves
    16 Ben Funnell, 17 Donald Brighouse, 18 Chris King, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Braydon Ennor



  • Jaguares
    1 Santiago García Botta, 2 Agustín Creevy, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 4 Matías Alemannno, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 7 Marcos Kremer, 8 Javier Ortega Desio
    9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 13 Matías Orlando, 14 Bautista Delguy, 15 Joaquín Tuculet

    Reserves
    16 Julián Montoya, 17 Javier Díaz, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Tomás Lezana, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Santiago González Iglesias, 23 Ramiro Moyano



  • So last week, Romano had his mandatory All Blacks rest day; this week it's Scott Barrett. And finally, Jordan Taufua gets a well-deserved break as well. That man won't stop until you tell him to. Tough as nails. Not sure why they pick Bedwell-Curtis over Pete Samu to replace him at 8, but maybe that's because Samu is returning from injury?

    Not sure why they pick Bateman at 13 instead of Tamanivalu. Maybe he's also not 100% yet after his injury? Great to see Mataele getting another start though! He's really becoming a very exciting player! Another talent in Ennor on the bench.

    Crockett took himself off the field for a HIA last week. Maybe he's still not okay. Old Chris King on the bench again.
    Brighouse is a development player; have never seen him play. It's concerning that they have to field a development player, but Jager is now also on that long injury list.



  • @stargazer You probably have seen Brighouse play because he's been around Otago's NPC team for two or three seasons - I've seen him play, but he's made no impression on me other than that he has quite a cool name. 🙂

    This would be one of the weaker Crusaders teams I've seen us field - certainly in Razor's era. I think you can just about name a better starting XV from the people who are not in the team.

    Moody, Makalio, Franks, Barrett, Dunshea, Taufua, Harmon, Read, Stratton, Mo'unga, Dagg, Goodhue, Tamanivalu, Macilai, Jordan.

    Res. Crockett, Jager, Brown, Enari...

    Good grief!



  • @chris-b said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    @stargazer You probably have seen Brighouse play because he's been around Otago's NPC team for two or three seasons - I've seen him play, but he's made no impression on me other than that he has quite a cool name. 🙂

    This would be one of the weaker Crusaders teams I've seen us field - certainly in Razor's era. I think you can just about name a better starting XV from the people who are not in the team.

    Moody, Makalio, Franks, Barrett, Dunshea, Taufua, Harmon, Read, Stratton, Mo'unga, Dagg, Goodhue, Tamanivalu, Macilai, Jordan.

    Res. Crockett, Jager, Brown, Enari...

    Good grief!

    A better starting XV? Without Taylor, Whitelock, Todd, Hall/Drummond, Crotty, Mataele and Havili? Nah.



  • @stargazer By my count there's nine starting players in my team and only six in the team we're fielding.



  • @chris-b Yeah, but you're including Makalio, Dunshea, Harmon, Stratton, Macilai and Jordan. That takes the level down compared to the playing XV.



  • Owen Franks playing for Linwood tomorrow apparently.



  • @sammyc Have you heard anything about Izzy playing club rugby as well?



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  • @stargazer said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    @sammyc Have you heard anything about Izzy playing club rugby as well?

    Just found out he’s starting at fullback for university tomorrow



  • @stargazer On the other hand Razor has to field Perry, Hunt, Bateman, Sanders, Bridge and HBC (in order of my doubt) and my team has some substantial upgrades on those guys.

    And I did say "just about name...". 🙂



  • Bridge is having a very good season IMO. He breaks a lot of tackles and seems less error prone with the notable exception of the 77th minute "could have been yellow" against the Lions.



  • @sammyc said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    @stargazer said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    @sammyc Have you heard anything about Izzy playing club rugby as well?

    Just found out he’s starting at fullback for university tomorrow

    Seems like hes been out forever. Hope he comes through it okay. Ohh and Izzy a word of warning don't touch Timpsons tiger. Trust me on that one.



  • @sammyc Richie Mo'unga could also be making an appearance apparently.



  • Hey everyone come look! Crotty is injured.



  • @bones said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    Hey everyone come look! Crotty is injured.

    He's such a class player but it's getting to the point where he'd be a liability for the ABs if he's so unlikely to finish a game.



  • @no-quarter I spoke too soon he got up again. Can't they make a whole player out of him and Ngatai?



  • The Jaguares love to put the shoulder on the kicker after the kick. There was one 5 mins ago on Hunt that he could have milked for a penalty as well. Awful discipline.



  • @no-quarter as they said, it's Lavanini. I thought that was a bit harsh, there was a tiny bit of a wrap. But still, he's not a smart player.