Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes



  • @Chris yup, no injuries until after the RWC now please



  • @canefan said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Chris yup, no injuries until after the RWC now please

    No injuries please. Whether before or after the RWC.



  • @canefan said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan But I see on this thread the Canes got the better of the Crusaders pack so BB had the easier ride,Mounga didn't according to posts on here so irrelevant point then. Wish people would make up their mind.

    I said we held our own. I wasn't really talking about one game, the Saders are like the Storm. They can make good players look great. Having said that several of them ate excellent

    If it’s all down to the pack he plays behind, then how come we look so bad when Ritchie isn’t playing?


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    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel Easy from his side of the field for the AB top goal kicker should he not kick ? it, its his job

    Mounga nailed 2 on his lesser side from the sideline my point nail your kicks WC coming and it fucking crucial it has been at every WC.

    Easy kicks? Get your head examined.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel No 1 goal kicker easy kick lets not get precious because someone questions your hero hes not fucking superman



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  • @SammyC said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan But I see on this thread the Canes got the better of the Crusaders pack so BB had the easier ride,Mounga didn't according to posts on here so irrelevant point then. Wish people would make up their mind.

    I said we held our own. I wasn't really talking about one game, the Saders are like the Storm. They can make good players look great. Having said that several of them ate excellent

    If it’s all down to the pack he plays behind, then how come we look so bad when Ritchie isn’t playing?

    My comment wasn't referring to Richie. I was actually thinking about a guy like Bridge, who looks the goods but I'm not ready to rush the guy into the RWC team



  • @canefan said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @SammyC said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan But I see on this thread the Canes got the better of the Crusaders pack so BB had the easier ride,Mounga didn't according to posts on here so irrelevant point then. Wish people would make up their mind.

    I said we held our own. I wasn't really talking about one game, the Saders are like the Storm. They can make good players look great. Having said that several of them ate excellent

    If it’s all down to the pack he plays behind, then how come we look so bad when Ritchie isn’t playing?

    My comment wasn't referring to Richie. I was actually thinking about a guy like Bridge, who looks the goods but I'm not ready to rush the guy into the RWC team

    My thing with bridge is I'm not picking him because he's running in tries on the end of the crusaders machine, but because his fundamentals are fucking sound, while still looking like he has a bit of spark about him.



  • What an emotional roller coaster at the ground, didn’t really enjoy the game that much and thought the canes would pinch it at the end.

    Had my doubts when Jason Ryan came out during the week and said it was our best training week in 3 years. Stupid comments like that often backfire.

    Didn’t think we played well at all, where was our scrum dominance? We hardly won a lineout against the throw and for some reason in that second half we hung off Beauden and Coles and let them run at us.

    Next weekend will be much more of a celebration... I don’t mind if we lose to the Jags 🙂 it’d be a good result for rugby.



  • @mariner4life Bridge is that Corey Jane type winger. Does everything well, great in the air, like having another fullback, great work rate.



  • @SammyC said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @canefan But I see on this thread the Canes got the better of the Crusaders pack so BB had the easier ride,Mounga didn't according to posts on here so irrelevant point then. Wish people would make up their mind.

    I said we held our own. I wasn't really talking about one game, the Saders are like the Storm. They can make good players look great. Having said that several of them ate excellent

    If it’s all down to the pack he plays behind, then how come we look so bad when Ritchie isn’t playing?

    I agree. When he showed signs of a sore shoulder I thought to myself if he goes off the Canes are suddenly right in the game. As it turned out if he had gone off I think the Canes would have won easily in the end; he's become such an important player for the Saders.

    Now that the alcohol and bitter disappointment has worn off and I can stop hating the fluffybunny I'm super excited about seeing both him and Beauden on the field for the ABs. They could provide a real point of difference for us, especially in the final 20.



  • @SammyC Although I am not a Crusader supporter I surely don’t want the Jags to win because it will be a good result for rugby. I want the Crusaders to win and perhaps smash them doing it :-).



  • @Steven-Harris Read is our number 8 and we don’t have a replacement but he has lost a bit in the last couple of years.



  • @broughie said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @SammyC Although I am not a Crusader supporter I surely don’t want the Jags to win because it will be a good result for rugby. I want the Crusaders to win and perhaps smash them doing it :-).

    I didn’t say I wanted the Jags to win.

    But if it were to happen, it’d be far easier to handle than losing to the canes in a semi final.



  • @SammyC No you said you don’t mind if you lose. Sounds bad coming from a Cantab :-).



  • Are we looking at Goodhue,Ennor MF combo if Crotty is out Jordan onto the Bench
    If Barret is out Romano to start or stay as an impact player off the Bench.Either way who Starts or is on the bench Strange or Dunshea ?


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    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel No 1 goal kicker easy kick lets not get precious because someone questions your hero hes not fucking superman

    Calling a touchline conversion easy is utterly absurd.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel Before you get all upset again what I said was Barrett missed one from his favoured side he should have kicked it thats what he is paid to do.
    Mo'unga as I have said kicked 2 from the sideline from the harder side for a Right foot kicker
    If it was reversed I would say the same thing everyone who has kicked goals as a Right foot kicker knows which is the harder kick and Mo'unga nailed 2 of them while Barrett missed the easier sideline conversion easy to understand and not utterly absurd in anyway shape or form.
    And if you are the Starting kicker in a WC final you need to nail your kicks otherwise why are you selected to kick goals.BB didn't Mo'unga did simple as that.


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    @Chris said in Semi Final 1: Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel Before you get all upset again what I said was Barrett missed one from his favoured side he should have kicked it thats what he is paid to do.
    Mo'unga as I have said kicked 2 from the sideline from the harder side for a Right foot kicker
    If it was reversed I would say the same thing everyone who has kicked goals as a Right foot kicker knows which is the harder kick and Mo'unga nailed 2 of them while Barrett missed the easier sideline conversion easy to understand and not utterly absurd in anyway shape or form.
    And if you are the Starting kicker in a WC final you need to nail your kicks otherwise why are you selected to kick goals.BB didn't Mo'unga did simple as that.

    You said two easy kicks. Absurd.



  • @broughie no question you are correct, we can all agree he’s not the player he once was ,there’s been many a great player that’s tread that path ,but the constant critique of the All Black skipper gets a little tiresome..I have no doubt like Richie McCaw back in 2015, (similar criticism) he’s pacing himself nicely..I would be more concerned if we did’nt have him..because there’s still daylight to Read and the next cab of the rack.


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