Crusaders v Chiefs



  • Chiefs

    1 Aidan Ross (16) 2 Nathan Harris (46) 3 Nepo Laulala (19) 4 Brodie Retallick (101) 5 Tyler Ardron (12) 6 Mitchell Brown (24) 7 Lachlan Boshier (33) 8 Taleni Seu (37) 9 Brad Weber (59) 10 Damian McKenzie (67) 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo (3) 12 Anton Lienert-Brown (57) 13 Tumua Manu (2) 14 Sean Wainui (16) 15 Solomon Alaimalo (26)

    Reserves: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho (12) 17 Tevita Mafileo (3) 18 Angus Ta’avao (19) 19 Jesse Parete (11) 20 Mitchell Karpik (15) 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (20) 22 Jack Debreczeni* 23 Alex Nankivell (10)

    () = Gallagher Chiefs caps in brackets *denotes Gallagher Chiefs debut **denotes Investec Super Rugby debut

    All Blacks Nathan Harris and Nepo Laulala will re-join to start in the front row alongside Aidan Ross. The return of Harris and Laulala means Samisoni Taukei’aho and Angus Ta’avao move to the reserves. A new locking combination of Captain Brodie Retallick and Tyler Ardron will take the field with Michael Allardice being ruled out after sustaining an injury in training. Lachlan Boshier gets the nod as the starting number seven ahead of Mitchell Karpik who has been named in the reserves. 
    
    In the backs second five-eighth Anton Lienert-Brown returns refreshed following his week off to combine in the midfield with centre Tumua Manu shifting Alex Nankivell to the bench. Fullback Solomon Alaimalo returns from injury to earn his first start of the season. 
    
    First five-eighth Jack Debreczeni will be hoping to impress if given the opportunity to debut off the bench. 
    

    https://www.chiefs.co.nz/news-item/gallagher-chiefs-named-to-challenge-unbeaten-bnz-crusaders



  • No Stevenson? Watch us be alright now.....



  • Better looking team, but not enough to upset the Crusaders juggernaut.





  • Crusaders:

    1 Joe Moody 2 Andrew Makalio 3 Mike Alaalatoa 4 Mitchell Dunshea 5 Scott Barrett 6 Jordan Taufua 7 Billy Harmon 8 Whetu Douglas 9 Ereatara Enari 10 Richie Mo'unga 11 Braydon Ennor 12 Ryan Crotty (c) 13 Jack Goodhue 14 Sevu Reece 15 Will Jordan

    Reserves: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Harry Allan 18 Giorgio Bower 19 Luke Romano 20 Ethan Blackadder 21 Bryn Hall 22 Brett Cameron 23 David Havili.



  • Nice little hatty coming up for Sevu Reece!



  • @Hooroo Punch a teammate, punch the opposition, punch the missus?



  • That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.



  • @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    Maybe they watch the Sunwolves game last week and had a bit of a laugh?



  • @Stargazer 18?? Who the fook is that guy?



  • @Tim said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Hooroo Punch a teammate, punch the opposition, punch the missus?

    This seems like a good time to bump these posts:

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    kick the useless prick out and never let him put a jersey on again. Wife beaters are up there with paedophiles in my book. What a waste of talent. Fucking loser

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    would you want him playing for your club. Imagine what message that sends to the female members of the club. I say go and get a real job mate.



  • @Duluth said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Tim said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Hooroo Punch a teammate, punch the opposition, punch the missus?

    This seems like a good time to bump these posts:

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    kick the useless prick out and never let him put a jersey on again. Wife beaters are up there with paedophiles in my book. What a waste of talent. Fucking loser

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    would you want him playing for your club. Imagine what message that sends to the female members of the club. I say go and get a real job mate.

    G.O.L.D!!!



  • @Duluth said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Tim said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Hooroo Punch a teammate, punch the opposition, punch the missus?

    This seems like a good time to bump these posts:

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    kick the useless prick out and never let him put a jersey on again. Wife beaters are up there with paedophiles in my book. What a waste of talent. Fucking loser

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    would you want him playing for your club. Imagine what message that sends to the female members of the club. I say go and get a real job mate.

    post of the week!!!!



  • oh, and we are going to get fingered like drunk school girls



  • @Canes4life said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Stargazer 18?? Who the fook is that guy?

    I don't know him; I only know that he's been training with the Crusaders since the beginning of preseason as a replacement player. Via google I've found out he's played NPC for Otago in 2014, 2017 and 2018, although he was not named in the squads for 2017 and 2018. Maybe he was added to the squad later?



  • @Duluth no comeback. Not ideal really. But from what I was told there’s a reason he was discharged without conviction. If he didn’t beat his missus then not sure why he got a fine.



  • Crusaders culture?



  •  When Reece was spotted training with the Crusaders during pre-season, assistant coach Brad Mooar said he'd "done a lot of work around the incident", and the team had done their due-diligence in identifying it as a behavioral matter, rather than a character trait. 
    
    Robertson echoed Mooar on Thursday, and confirmed Reece was in-line to have his contract upgraded as a full-time replacement for Manasa Mataele, whose season is over after he blew out his knee against the Hurricanes last month. 
    
     "I've never had any concerns, that's the first thing," Robertson said. "He's been through that process with the incident, he was fully cleared and he's come down here.
    
    "I don't think there's a guy that's worked harder in our group. Extremely humble and glad that we can play a part in his life and help him be the best he can."
    


  • @Chris Jesus I had a feeling they would start Reece.



  • Actually stoked about this lineup. Glad Stevenson is out and Alaimalo is back. Nankivell should have had the nod in the midfield but at least he's benched. Feeling slightly confident.



  • @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    Yeah - a pretty friendly selection by Razor. I'd say only six first choice starters in the starting XV - though a bit of cavalry on the bench. Not really twisting the knife into the Chiefs though - more leaving the door open. On paper, that Chiefs team looks a decent shot - though the TAB has them at $4.70. Haven't really watched the Chiefs games so far to work out whether that's as generous as it seems.

    I'm a bit surprised that someone like George Bridge is subject to AB resting protocols. Presumably Mitchell Drummond is, as well?



  • @Chris-B said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    Yeah - a pretty friendly selection by Razor. I'd say only six first choice starters in the starting XV - though a bit of cavalry on the bench. Not really twisting the knife into the Chiefs though - more leaving the door open. On paper, that Chiefs team looks a decent shot - though the TAB has them at $4.70. Haven't really watched the Chiefs games so far to work out whether that's as generous as it seems.

    I'm a bit surprised that someone like George Bridge is subject to AB resting protocols. Presumably Mitchell Drummond is, as well?

    I've gone from visions of doom to delusions of a chance.



  • @Donsteppa Common symptoms of Blues disorder.



  • @Chris-B said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    Yeah - a pretty friendly selection by Razor. I'd say only six first choice starters in the starting XV - though a bit of cavalry on the bench. Not really twisting the knife into the Chiefs though - more leaving the door open. On paper, that Chiefs team looks a decent shot - though the TAB has them at $4.70. Haven't really watched the Chiefs games so far to work out whether that's as generous as it seems.

    I'm a bit surprised that someone like George Bridge is subject to AB resting protocols. Presumably Mitchell Drummond is, as well?

    I read somewhere that Bridge is also expected to appear at the one-day and three-day AB foundation camps, whenever they may be. Haven't read the same about Drummond; they may just have decided to give him a rest, because he was so terrible last week.



  • @Tim said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Donsteppa Common symptoms of Blues disorder.

    It's going to be a long season...



  • Thought the tab odds were good for Chiefs.... could be close, this is a brand new Chiefs team versing crusaders B team. Chiefs will have all kinds of motivation to not play like fuckwits too



  • @Stargazer said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Chris-B said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    Yeah - a pretty friendly selection by Razor. I'd say only six first choice starters in the starting XV - though a bit of cavalry on the bench. Not really twisting the knife into the Chiefs though - more leaving the door open. On paper, that Chiefs team looks a decent shot - though the TAB has them at $4.70. Haven't really watched the Chiefs games so far to work out whether that's as generous as it seems.

    I'm a bit surprised that someone like George Bridge is subject to AB resting protocols. Presumably Mitchell Drummond is, as well?

    I read somewhere that Bridge is also expected to appear at the one-day and three-day AB foundation camps, whenever they may be. Haven't read the same about Drummond; they may just have decided to give him a rest, because he was so terrible last week.

    I'd be interested to know whether Hansen has cherry-picked people from last year's "Japan-selection" for R&R or whether everyone in that selection is subject to the protocols. Indications so far seem like there might be cherry picking.



  • @Yeetyaah Yeah its going to interesting against what probably would have been his franchise originally



  • @Chris-B said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Stargazer said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Chris-B said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    Yeah - a pretty friendly selection by Razor. I'd say only six first choice starters in the starting XV - though a bit of cavalry on the bench. Not really twisting the knife into the Chiefs though - more leaving the door open. On paper, that Chiefs team looks a decent shot - though the TAB has them at $4.70. Haven't really watched the Chiefs games so far to work out whether that's as generous as it seems.

    I'm a bit surprised that someone like George Bridge is subject to AB resting protocols. Presumably Mitchell Drummond is, as well?

    I read somewhere that Bridge is also expected to appear at the one-day and three-day AB foundation camps, whenever they may be. Haven't read the same about Drummond; they may just have decided to give him a rest, because he was so terrible last week.

    I'd be interested to know whether Hansen has cherry-picked people from last year's "Japan-selection" for R&R or whether everyone in that selection is subject to the protocols. Indications so far seem like there might be cherry picking.

    Should be pretty easy to check who, from those players, has been rested without obvious reasons



  • @Crazy-Horse said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    That Crusaders team looks more like something they would put out against one of the weaker overseas team rather than for a NZ derby. Hope they are not underestimating the Chiefs.

    You're not wrong. Or for a preaseason game. But the following players are all unavailable: Perry, Whitelock, Todd, Read, Hunt, Mataele and Dagg. Does Bridge also have to have time out due to his AB status??



  • Moody down and not looking good.



  • Neither is Mo'unga's kicking



  • Enari has always had a good pass and looked a really good prospect before inj. Hope he fulfils his promise as def. long term AB option



  • Mo'unga is starting to piss me off with him missing touch. He is better than that.



  • Would our pea-brained first five please stop kicking the ball way like it’s fucking football? FFS.



  • There's that ABs 12!



  • So. Goodhue ... any good?



  • Moody gooorne



  • @booboo said in Crusaders v Chiefs:

    Moody gooorne

    Replaced by .... who?



  • Fuck it, hope thats not too bad for Moody.


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