Crusaders vs Hurricanes



  • Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen, Matt Proctor, Vince Aso, Ben Lam, Fletcher Smith, Finlay Christie, Gareth Evans, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Liam Mitchell, James Blackwell, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Dane Coles (captain), Chris Eves

    Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Xavier Numia, Ben May, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Sam Henwood, TJ Perenara, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Ngani Laumape



  • Goosen gets another start? 🙄



  • @Duluth said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen, Matt Proctor, Vince Aso, Ben Lam, Fletcher Smith, Finlay Christie, Gareth Evans, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Liam Mitchell, James Blackwell, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Dane Coles (captain), Chris Eves

    Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Xavier Numia, Ben May, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Sam Henwood, TJ Perenara, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Ngani Laumape

    These protocols are really devaluing super rugby as a product.



  • @SammyC said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Duluth said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen, Matt Proctor, Vince Aso, Ben Lam, Fletcher Smith, Finlay Christie, Gareth Evans, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Liam Mitchell, James Blackwell, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Dane Coles (captain), Chris Eves

    Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Xavier Numia, Ben May, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Sam Henwood, TJ Perenara, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Ngani Laumape

    These protocols are really devaluing super rugby as a product.

    Why not? The conference system did not damage to the product



  • @canefan said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @SammyC said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Duluth said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen, Matt Proctor, Vince Aso, Ben Lam, Fletcher Smith, Finlay Christie, Gareth Evans, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Liam Mitchell, James Blackwell, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Dane Coles (captain), Chris Eves

    Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Xavier Numia, Ben May, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Sam Henwood, TJ Perenara, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Ngani Laumape

    These protocols are really devaluing super rugby as a product.

    Why not? The conference system did not damage to the product

    I don’t understand your post?



  • Looks like the Canes have written this one off. Probably a good idea but a bit shit for the competition.



  • More communication from the Canes would be nice, absolutely disrespecting their fans by naming such a shit lineup and providing absolutely no reasoning behind it. What is the point of benching Perenara, it still means he has to take two weeks off. Wouldn't it be smarter to take him out altogether and then use that as one of his rest weeks. Does Plumtree have anything between the ears? I'm a bit worried at this stage tbh when he thinks we are going to be competitive this weekend.



  • All Blacks who toured Europe can only play 40, 60 and 80 minutes over the first three weeks (if at all). Looks like this week TJ will play his 40 minutes game.



  • Also, the midget lock has been selected again???? Plumtree wah'd on about a Saffa giant and then rolls out a midget.



  • @Wurzel And they wonder why people are switching off from this form of the game. I am a passionate fan and even I'm getting sick of how devalued this competition is now. We want to see the best playing week in and week out, especially considering this is historically one of the biggest games on the calendar.



  • @Nepia Ffs and he has Riccitelli as an impact sub. Is the guy broken or something?



  • @Canes4life said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    More communication from the Canes would be nice, absolutely disrespecting their fans by naming such a shit lineup and providing absolutely no reasoning behind it. What is the point of benching Perenara, it still means he has to take two weeks off. Wouldn't it be smarter to take him out altogether and then use that as one of his rest weeks. Does Plumtree have anything between the ears? I'm a bit worried at this stage tbh when he thinks we are going to be competitive this weekend.

    The media provide the reason:

    The omissions and benchings are all part of the All Blacks' return to play protocols, as advised to the Super Rugby teams by New Zealand Rugby. Those included the All Blacks not playing more than 60 minutes in week one, or 180 minutes total across the first three games.
    
    Perenara, Laumape and Savea all exceeded those by playing 80 minutes in their win over the Waratahs last Saturday, meaning the first two have been banished to the bench, while Savea reported a minor knee tweak, so has been left out entirely.
    

    I expect some Crusaders to be benched or left out, as well. Mo'unga and Scott Barrett also played 80 minutes; Todd played 80 minutes, too (although I'm not sure he's subject to the protocols); Moody (due to the injury to Perry) played 73 minutes; Crotty played 64 (I guess they'll accept that, as you can't control stoppages).



  • @Canes4life said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Nepia Ffs and he has Riccitelli as an impact sub. Is the guy broken or something?

    You want Riccitelli to start? Or Aumua on the bench as the impact sub?



  • Who is to say Aumua is playing better than the dwarf. He looked pretty average in last year's NPC.



  • @Stargazer Oh right I got my information from the Canes website. Thanks for this.



  • @Nepia Ideally if Coles starts I would have Aumua on the bench. The kid needs opportunities at Super level to show what he has and I think it's kind of pointless having Riccitelli there considering he isn't an impactful kind of player.

    On the other hand, if Coles was injured I would have Riccitelli starting and Aumua on the bench due to suitability.



  • Crusaders team to play the Hurricanes:

    1 Joe Moody
    2 Andrew Makalio
    3 Owen Franks
    4 Scott Barrett
    5 Quinten Strange
    6 Jordan Taufua
    7 Matt Todd (C)
    8 Whetukamokamo Douglas
    9 Bryn Hall
    10 Richie Mo'unga
    11 George Bridge
    12 Ryan Crotty (VC)
    13 Jack Goodhue
    14 Manasa Mataele
    15 David Havili

    RESERVES
    16 Ben Funnell
    17 Harry Allan
    18 Michael Alaalatoa
    19 Luke Romano
    20 Tom Sanders
    21 Mitchell Drummond
    22 Mitchell Hunt
    23 Braydon Ennor

    https://crusaders.co.nz/news/1305-bnz-crusaders-team-named-for-first-home-clash-against-the-hurricanes



  • I wish Razor would swap Bridge to the right wing.



  • It looks like it's going to be a wet weather game; screenshot from the Metservice website:

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  • @Stargazer said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    @Canes4life said in Crusaders vs Hurricanes:

    More communication from the Canes would be nice, absolutely disrespecting their fans by naming such a shit lineup and providing absolutely no reasoning behind it. What is the point of benching Perenara, it still means he has to take two weeks off. Wouldn't it be smarter to take him out altogether and then use that as one of his rest weeks. Does Plumtree have anything between the ears? I'm a bit worried at this stage tbh when he thinks we are going to be competitive this weekend.

    The media provide the reason:

    The omissions and benchings are all part of the All Blacks' return to play protocols, as advised to the Super Rugby teams by New Zealand Rugby. Those included the All Blacks not playing more than 60 minutes in week one, or 180 minutes total across the first three games.
    
    Perenara, Laumape and Savea all exceeded those by playing 80 minutes in their win over the Waratahs last Saturday, meaning the first two have been banished to the bench, while Savea reported a minor knee tweak, so has been left out entirely.
    

    I expect some Crusaders to be benched or left out, as well. Mo'unga and Scott Barrett also played 80 minutes; Todd played 80 minutes, too (although I'm not sure he's subject to the protocols); Moody (due to the injury to Perry) played 73 minutes; Crotty played 64 (I guess they'll accept that, as you can't control stoppages).

    So the crusaders don't have to follow the same ABs protocols as the canes?

    Crusaders team to play the Hurricanes:

    1 **Joe Moody **
    2 Andrew Makalio
    3 Owen Franks
    4 **Scott Barrett **
    5 Quinten Strange
    6 Jordan Taufua
    7 Matt Todd (C)
    8 Whetukamokamo Douglas
    9 Bryn Hall
    10 **Richie Mo'unga **
    11 George Bridge
    12 **Ryan Crotty (VC) **
    13 Jack Goodhue
    14 Manasa Mataele
    15 David Havili


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