Stormers v Crusaders



  • Crusaders

    1 George Bower
    2 Codie Taylor
    3 Mike Alaalatoa
    4 Scott Barrett
    5 Sam Whitelock (c)
    6 Ethan Blackadder
    7 Matt Todd (vc)
    8 Kieran Read
    9 Bryn Hall
    10 Richie Mo'unga
    11 George Bridge
    12 Ryan Crotty (vc)
    13 Jack Goodhue
    14 Sevu Reece
    15 David Havili

    Reserves
    16 Andrew Makalio
    17 Harry Allan
    18 Oliver Jager
    19 Luke Romano
    20 Jordan Taufua
    21 Mitchell Drummond
    22 Mitchell Hunt
    23 Braydon Ennor

    https://crusaders.co.nz/news/1345-teamvstormers-2019



  • That's interesting seeing George Bower come straight in to start for Joe Moody.

    I can't say I know anything at all about Bower, but I'm nonetheless pleased. I was sceptical that Joe would be available to play this weekend and I was pretty concerned if Harry Allan was starting with the other TuĂșngafasi and Jager on the bench.

    I was wondering why we weren't recruiting Donald Brighouse, who did a good job of holding up the scrums last year, which is basically all that we need from these recruits.



  • @Chris-B Brighouse apparently was in bad shape fitness wise when they were looking for a Perry Replacement so they went for Bower who is 120kg.
    Bad news about Jordan.



  • good to see Blackadder getting a start too



  • Stormers

    15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

    Replacements:
    16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.

    The DHL Stormers have been boosted by the return of captain Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Damian de Allende in the team to play the Crusaders at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
    


  • Referee: Nic Berry
    AR1: Marius van der Westhuizen
    AR2: AJ Jacobs
    TMO: Marius Jonker



  • So neutral ref in SA, thank fuck



  • @Nevorian
    I hope he's a honest as the day is long, safe pair of hands, good team-man and as great a toiler as his father.



  • @Stargazer said in Stormers v Crusaders:

    Stormers

    15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

    Replacements:
    16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.

    Strong looking forward pack. How many of those guys are capped Boks?



  • Gold from Richie as he and Havili combine beautifully for the 2nd try.



  • @Jailbreak7 That was an awesome try!



  • At oranges Saders started slowly, allowing Kolisi through untouched for the try in the first minute, but have gradually settled into their work and take a 10-12 lead into the break. Scrum going better than I thought, Bower pinged a couple of times, but has managed to weather the storm - ahem!
    Would like to see Reece more involved, and in the last couple of weeks I have been more impressed with how Crotty contrlos, balances and steadies the backline. He takes a lot of pressure off the first receiver providing another option, allowing Richie to do his thing.



  • Jeepers Mo'unga is on fire! What a try!



  • @Jailbreak7 said in Stormers v Crusaders:

    Jeepers Mo'unga is on fire! What a try!

    Great delay, but looked forward on replay.



  • Madness from Mounga there.
    Kick it long and dead



  • C'mon Saders!!



  • Sevu Reece scores but of course the TMO wwill call..............forward
    Ahem your gold watch is on the counter sir



  • What a SA stitch up. That was nota clear and obvious forward pass at all. Call from the crowd and the TMO



  • Clearly backwards from the hand. Hometown decision.



  • Why would you go for the posts? Go hard or go home I say


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