Chiefs v Crusaders (Suva)



  • @Yeetyaah Sure does. Going down there and trying to muscle up against their quality pack in wintry conditions is always tough, let alone in the playoffs. I will always back my team to do the job though.



  • @Steven-Harris I think they will try to hold on to both players. Of the 2 maybe Reece has an emotional attachment to the Waikato .
    He maybe the one of the 2 who could possibly move. But I also know Sevu is very grateful to the Crusaders for picking him and changing his Rugby world so that pull might also be strong.



  • @Steven-Harris Reece was brought in to replace Dagg, not Mataele. So they have room to keep both.



  • @Chris Personally, I'd be stoked if Sevu came back and played for the Chiefs. But it think he's too grateful to the Crusaders and rightly so. I think he'll stay South.



  • @Yeetyaah Yeah surely he will stay with the Crusaders. He is now on the verge of being an All Black if he continues that form so would be silly to move from that environment.



  • @Chester-Draws said in Chiefs v Crusaders (Suva):

    @shark said in Chiefs v Crusaders (Suva):

    @Stargazer I don't think any Crusader fan would use rotation and/or unavailability as an excuse given the depth we have, BUT taking out the resting players, we are missing due to injury Franks, Perry, Taylor, Sanders and Strange in the forwards and Dagg, Mataele and Jordan in the backs. On any given night, that's an All Black front row, and the other guys being out hurts your ability to rotate guys and lowers the quality of your rotation which can't be helpful.

    Cry me a river. Dagg*, Mataele and Jordan? Yeah, they'd scare any side.

    Hurt your ability to rotate? That's very weak sauce.

    (*Dagg used to be excellent. That was quite some time ago now.)

    Not having those guys available and competing for spots means Havili'i, Bridge, Reece and Ennor know they're playing every week. That inhibits competition for spots and peformance in rotation. That's not that hard to understand is it?



  • Got some oil passed on to me that Colin Cooper is trying to get out of his super rugby contract with the chiefs.if anyone can add or has heard any similar murmurs would been keen to hear..this from a senior rugby journalist..!,
    Would definitely open up some coaching possibilities now that Steve Tew has decided to move on.



  • @Steven-Harris said in Chiefs v Crusaders (Suva):

    Got some oil passed on to me that Colin Cooper is trying to get out of his super rugby contract with the chiefs.if anyone can add or has heard any similar murmurs would been keen to hear..this from a senior rugby journalist..!,
    Would definitely open up some coaching possibilities now that Steve Tew has decided to move on.

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  • @Steven-Harris so are you saying Colin Cooper is going to apply for Steves job or Steve is gonna apply for Colins job 😉 😆



  • @shark

    It's not hard to understand, it's merely wrong.

    Each of Havili'i, Bridge, Reece and Ennor are in possible AB contention. They would not care less about the guys behind them, because the guys behind are far worse than they are. They will play every game as well as they can, because they are looking at higher honours, not over their shoulders.

    Meanwhile other teams have their best players not being fielded. That's a far worse situation that worrying that some of your also-rans can't make the team.

    I would love it if the Chiefs could field Damien McKenzie, at the cost of not being able to field Etene Nanai-Seturo.


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