Bulls v Crusaders



  • @shark yeah don't need him and Franks broken. Not with a lot of the ABs backups looking average.

    Mo'unga tho, man as long as him and Beaudy stay fit, paired with Smith and TJ - that's a good axis. Read coming back, Ardie a better explosive option off attacking scrums, bender in 15 & Taylor still great at hooker. Spine is looking fine





  • @Steven-Harris yeah the Canes need Coles back through the playoffs. His leadership up front is vital if we have any chance of challenging.

    Still a few weeks until the playoffs so anything can happen but the Crusaders look odds on for a home final where they will be bloody tough to beat.



  • @Stargazer said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Read is steadily growing back into the game after his long injury break. Full of passion as well (expletives included haha).

    Great news for the ABs.

    Read was awesome... getting back to his physical best.



  • Crusaders are obviously class but they weren't tested much by a limited Bulls side that offered very little.

    Remember the Bulls got pumped by the Chiefs 56-20 in Pretoria in their only other game vs an NZ team so far this season (a Chiefs team that was 1 draw and 3 losses from 4 games going into the game).

    Best part for the Bulls was the good crowd - promo seemed to work.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    Crusaders are obviously class but they weren't tested much by a limited Bulls side that offered very little.

    Remember the Bulls got pumped by the Chiefs 56-20 in Pretoria in their only other game vs an NZ team so far this season (a Chiefs team that was 1 draw and 3 losses from 4 games going into the game).

    Best part for the Bulls was the good crowd - promo seemed to work.

    Yeah the bulls were terrible, never looked in the game.

    We seem to be taking a sevens style approach against the big African teams and a more structured gameplan when we play the NZ team. Makes sense I suppose.

    Thought George bridge was awesome, created a lot by beating the first man often, and so solid under the high ball ( they seemed to target him with bombs, but didn’t do the same to Reece for some reason)



  • Bulls lineout and scrum pretty good. Everything else was amateur hour.

    Mo’unga, Read, Barrett, Reece, Bridge all very good.



  • @Machpants said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @shark yeah don't need him and Franks broken. Not with a lot of the ABs backups looking average.

    Mo'unga tho, man as long as him and Beaudy stay fit, paired with Smith and TJ - that's a good axis. Read coming back, Ardie a better explosive option off attacking scrums, bender in 15 & Taylor still great at hooker. Spine is looking fine

    Spine? Aaargh. Can you not?? 😝



  • @shark I'm more worried about the Left Edge...



  • @shark said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @Machpants said in Bulls v Crusaders:

    @shark yeah don't need him and Franks broken. Not with a lot of the ABs backups looking average.

    Mo'unga tho, man as long as him and Beaudy stay fit, paired with Smith and TJ - that's a good axis. Read coming back, Ardie a better explosive option off attacking scrums, bender in 15 & Taylor still great at hooker. Spine is looking fine

    Spine? Aaargh. Can you not?? 😝

    Come on shark, the Warriors had a win on the weekend, league references are ok - until next week when we revert


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