Crusaders vs Hurricanes



  • TJ makes immediate impact.



  • Nice finish by Goosen. Handy being tiny when there is no space.



  • That was shocking from Goodhue. It wasn't even a good attacking move, really.



  • Game has degenerated into a mess.



  • Well at least Ricky has improved his haircut from being a huge mushroom, whilst goodhue has gone downhill to something from Marshall-esque. There's one win for the canes



  • Not a bad move there.



  • @hydro11 take a look at the front on angle and you will see that the Giraffe was running into a hole and being missed by the player inside. Goodhue closed in and left the player coming around. Space on inside, and space and outside - just well worked.



  • Wow, the Canes go up the middle through a gap left by Taufua who looks out on his feet, just jogging really.



  • Good attitude in the last ten from the Canes after being thrashed in the rest of the game. Removed a bonus point from the Cantabs.



  • Pity that we could only do that for last ten minutes. Saders look awesome, 17 game winning streak bloody impressive



  • What a difference TJ makes, good on the Canes for the finish.



  • @Machpants said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Bones yeah it's something like that. Saders, Highlanders, ignoring it a fair bit

    does it only apply to regular all blacks? ie Read, Taylor, Whitelock and presumably Franks, Moody, Barrett, Goodhue (who missed last week)

    Mo'unga, Todd, Crotty, Bridge hardly had a large workload on Japan/NH tour



  • Who knows, it was stated in the press that it applies to all, but maybe it's totally individual. It's annoying that we are not told.



  • @Kirwan said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    Wow, the Canes go up the middle through a gap left by Taufua who looks out on his feet, just jogging really.

    His All Black opportunity has disappeared.



  • @antipodean said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Kirwan said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    Wow, the Canes go up the middle through a gap left by Taufua who looks out on his feet, just jogging really.

    His All Black opportunity has disappeared.

    Bombed a try, passed into touch, looks ineffective ball in hand and not very fit. Was dominated last week too.



  • Crusaders will be dirty they did not leave with the bonus point and being beaten 20-14 in the 2nd half

    must have been an advantage playing into the wind



  • So all those Ferners moaning about the Crusaders (and Highlanders) not complying with the ABs protocols, read this again, as quoted by @Duluth:

    the All Blacks not playing more than 60 minutes in week one, or 180 minutes total across the first three games

    This has been reported by most media, but some media have changed this to

    the All Blacks not playing more than 60 minutes in week one, and 180 minutes total across the first three games

    This maybe explains some of the confusion.

    Considering the Crusaders subbed Franks straight at the beginning of the 2nd half; Moody in about the 43rd minute; Scott Barret and Mo'unga in approx the 48th minute; and Todd in about the 58th minute. They can still easily comply with those protocols; most of these players can even still play a half against the Reds (so may or may not be named on the bench next week) and still meet the protocols.

    Also, leaving Goodhue on the field - who was having bad cramp about 12 minutes before the end of the game - was clearly not the intention, but he had to play the full 80, due to the injury of Mataele, who had to be replaced by Ennor. Crotty probably won't play next week.

    The Highlanders will be in a similar situation - although with fewer ABs to manage. Ben Smith may get next week off or come off the bench in the last 20.



  • Great game from Scott Barrett, who was named Man of the Match. Also good games from Taufua (unlucky to fall over his own feet on his way to the tryline), both Franks & Moody, huge impact from Romano; Mo'unga (except the missed conversions), Goodhue, Crotty and Havili. Goodhue stuggled a bit at the end with cramp. Mataele was good, too (apart from that one bad decision not to pass in the 1st half, which may have cost them a try). Sad that he seems to have injured his knee again.

    The Canes. Coles was good, apart from those line-out throws. Their tight five is - Coles excluded - is a huge problem, and not something they'll be able to fix easily. They desperately need better props; the props they're having now, are more suited for golden oldies. Evans was good; Kirifi shows promise but he's still a puppie at 21. Christie can do a few things well and then do a whole lot of things wrong; Perenara's impact was clearly noticeable. Very good. The Canes desperately need BB back to give some direction to their backline. Proctor wasn't bad, but I hardly noticed Aso tonight; was he really playing tonight? Ben Lam did have a reasonably good game. I still think Goosen is useless.





  • Hansen and Fox walked out past us about 10 minutes before the end. Getting a bit of advice from our group. Hansen head down and dour. Fox found it funny. Good on him.


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