I seem to be missing something with Fifita,I must be falling asleep during games and missing all the great work he is getting through to keep him in the AB squad.
Ex Rugby and Cricket player from Christchurch
Now a professional Cricket Coach in Brisbane
Been a Crusaders supporter from Day 1
Red and black runs through the veins
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RE: TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98)
Big worry for me is Foster has no idea as an attack coach
We are floundering getting much gain at the advantage line and I dont see what we are trying to achieve with the ball in hand at times.
RE: RWC: All Blacks v Ireland (QF2)
ABs by 20 tomorrow We are going to play Ireland for real this time not on an end of the year tour When our players are fatigued from a big home season.They will be pumped no second chances here they will not want to go out in QF and finish a few AB careers on that.
I am hoping Australia pull of a minor miracle and take the Poms out not that I like Australia I just hate the Poms more.
RE: Should the Crusaders change their name?
Don't know about other Crusaders supporters on the Fern but I hate the changing of the Crusaders Logo but I will not stop supporting my team because of it.
Some of the knee jerk reaction I am reading on I won't support the Crusaders anymore Not on the fern but elsewhere well Fuck off then you never were a supporter I went through the first years of being Shit the Blackadder years when we couldn't win shit.Earthquakes AMI stadium being pulled my team playing in a shitty cold hole of a stadium and you so called supporters sook about that shit.Makes me sick.
RE: Stadium of Canterbury
@stargazer Not only the Great Test matches,Canterbury,Crusaders games. Cricket Nathan Astles double ton v England,Colin Croft shoulder charging Umpire Fred Goodall,Richard Hadlee steaming in,Peter Snell breaking 2 world records in 1962,Some great concerts held there New Zealand History very sad
RE: Brumbies vs Chiefs
When is the experiment with McKenzie playing First Five going to end, He's a Fullback who can tear teams apart not a crab for a first Five running to the sidelines every time. FFS if he is 2nd choice for the AB's as a First Five we are in trouble come WC.
RE: Crusaders v Blues
I am not sure what to make of our depth at the moment.
Blues Developing well
Crusaders. Still winning but weaker than previous years
Highlander performing above their weight
Canes weaker than previous years
Chiefs very poor at the moment
Add all that up we are not that strong overall,
Still we will Put out a strong 23 in the black jersey but injuries will Hurt us.
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RE: Highlanders 2021
@shark did you not say it was Rameka Poihipi and Isaiah Punivai? Embarrassing.
wow, those guys in their 3rd grade club sides wear the same jerseys as the crusaders! Smart marketing
Wrong Punivai thats is a pic of Ngane not Isia.
Isia played against The Naki not Ngane.
RE: Taranaki v Otago (RS)
What a game by Otago! Their motley crew of forwards were excellent. Who’s that nuggety barrel playing number 8?
Josh Ioane seems to have a calming influence in the way they attack as well.
Dylan Nel a South African born player he played in Canterbury for a few years made the Canterbury B side was around the A squad but couldn’t get game time moved to Otago last season
RE: All Blacks Tests 2020
Sort out replacement for the last game (if needed).
Or choose a squad of footloose young punks. Would actually make what is a bit of a box-ticking chore into an interesting tournament.
Or forfeit and take the financial hit of reduced TV and sponsorship income. Including the cost of compensating your SANZAAR partners for their loss of income from your decision.
Reading the article, it looks like NZR and RA had an agreement to get their players home for Christmas, regardless of where the tournament was played. RA has renegged on that agreement.
Not sure why you think NRU should foot the bill for a schedule they haven't agreed to? Bit weird.
Lets assume we play the game, but with a B or C squad with a significant number of ABs staying at home. And the All Blacks win. Kind of validates the NZR position that their isn't enough depth in Oz for five super rugby teams, IMO.
Your last point
"lets assume we play the game, but with a B or C squad with a significant number of ABs staying at home. And the All Blacks win. Kind of validates the NZR position that their isn't enough depth in Oz for five super rugby teams, IMO."
Would be mighty embarrassing for RA and blow the 5 Aussie SR teams out of the water.