Crusaders v Rebels



  • Crusaders:

    1. Alex Hodgman  2. Codie Taylor  3. Owen Franks  4. Scott Barrett  5. Sam Whitelock (c)  6. Jordan Taufua  7. Matt Todd  8. Jimmy Tupou
      9.  Andy Ellis  10. Richie Mo’unga  11. Nemani Nadolo  12. David Havili  13. Ryan Crotty  14. Johnny McNicholl  15. Israel Dagg
       
      Reserves:
    2. Ben Funnell  17. Wyatt Crockett  18. Mike Alaalatoa  19. Luke Romano  20. Pete Samu  21. Mitch Drummond  22. Mitch Hunt  23. Kieron Fonotia


  • Rebels

    1. Toby Smith  2. James Hanson  3. Laurie Weeks  4. Sam Jeffries  5. Culum Retallick  6. Jordy Reid  7. Colby Fainga’a  8. Adam Thomson
    2. Nic Stirzaker (c)  10. Jack Debreczeni  11. Tom English  12. Reece Hodge  13. Sione Tuipulotu  14. Sefa Naivalu  15. Mike Harris
       
      Reserves
    3. Pat Leafa  17. Cruze Ah Nau  18. Jamie Hagan  19. Steve Cummins  20. Rob Leota  21. Ben Meehan  22. Paul Asquith  23. Jonah Placid


  • So with a round to go we finally get to see the backline I've been calling for all year. Thanks Toddy [emoji3]



  • To be fair to Toddy with injuries and suspensions this would be his first oppurtunity to field this back line wouldn't it?



  • To be fair to Toddy with injuries and suspensions this would be his first oppurtunity to field this back line wouldn't it?

    He could have shifted Crotty to 13 (with Havili at 12), and Fonotia to the bench ages ago ...  I think that was ACT Crusader's main issue with selections this year, am I right?



  • Yeah I've been calling for Havili/Crotty for some time. There have been opportunities to do that over the course of the season.
    Fonotia has improved this season though, but I do like Havili's ball running from 12 and Crotty's running lines and defence at 13.
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  • the Rebels suck



  • Man, how eerily similar have the starts in all the kiwi v oz games been this weekend?
    Fuck this is gonna get ugly...



  • jeepers, just tuned in and in the 10th minute the Crusaders stroll in for thier 3rd



  • Love the way Crotty kept changing what hand he was holding the ball in so he was able to use his fend effectively for that try. It's rugby 101 but too many players don't do it.



  • Going to the same script as last night



  • yep. and the only rebel to have done anything of note at all so far is adam thomson. pick up your game straya.



  • it's like that very first run from Whitelock from the kick off was the best indicator of how the game was going to go. The Rebels aren't even trying, it's like they think they've lost before they even started



  • Things not looking good for the Rabble down 21 - 0 after 11 minutes.



  • crotty is killing them.



  • Oh dear. Dreadful defense.



  • Might see the record broken tonight. 😮



  • that is the worst I've seen a SR team play. Ever



  • Just turn it on and it's 28-0 already after 14 minutes.
    Oh well, thank fuck the stupid 6 point try isn't with us yet.



  • A ball is going to get burnt to a crisp tonight when knocking simple conversions over the posts. Not the most sensible positioning of those flame throwers.