Chiefs v Crusaders



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    Chiefs have won 2 of the last 3 against the Crusaders. Clearly they are favourites.

    Chiefs by 15



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  • @Duluth said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

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    Chiefs have won 2 of the last 3 against the Crusaders. Clearly they are favourites.

    Chiefs by 15

    Well we are at home so naturally we should be favourites.

    A lot of Aucklanders cheering the Chiefs this weekend, I imagine.

    Be a nice one to break our duck with.



  • @Duluth I'll get behind it.



  • @Hooroo said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Be a nice one to break our duck with.

    I...ahhhh...oh you said duck.



  • Anyone see Sevu Reece on the news blaring on about the how the Chiefs told him he was surplus to requirements and whinging about how he always wanted to play for the Chiefs.

    Let's not forget the reason the Chiefs didn't sign him is because he smacked his Mrs up in Hamilton and nearly got a conviction.



  • @Yeetyaah Not to mention that Connacht also tore up his contract for the same reason.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Anyone see Sevu Reece on the news blaring on about the how the Chiefs told him he was surplus to requirements and whinging about how he always wanted to play for the Chiefs.

    Let's not forget the reason the Chiefs didn't sign him is because he smacked his Mrs up in Hamilton and nearly got a conviction.

    That's factually incorrect. Connacht signed Sevu Reece on 28 May 2018 before the assault took place (1 July 2018); he must have been told by the Chiefs he wasn't wanted before he signed with Connacht. The assault can't have been the reason for the Chiefs not to sign him.



  • Saturday's match is Cruden's 100th for the Chiefs.



  • @Stargazer I'll try and find the article but I remember reading that the Chiefs specifically blacklisted Reece after the incident.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer I'll try and find the article but I remember reading that the Chiefs specifically blacklisted Reece after the incident.

    Was there more than one incident from the coward?



  • @Yeetyaah Maybe after Connacht ripped up his contract? Even if that's the case, that doesn't contradict them saying they weren't interested earlier in the year.



  • https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2019/05/brad-lewis-violent-past-should-halt-sevu-reece-s-all-black-prospects.amp.html

    As a result, the police prosecutor said Reece had already been blacklisted by the Chiefs rugby side



  • @Yeetyaah So they blacklisted him after he had already signed with Connacht, or after Connacht ripped up the contract. As I said in my previous post, that still doesn't exclude that they said Reece was surplus to requirements before he signed with Connacht.

    Can't be bothered either way. It's history. All that matters is that he doesn't do it again.



  • @Stargazer It's all good mate you were wrong, @Yeetyaah was right. We're all wrong from time to time.



  • @African-Monkey Actually, I wasn't wrong at all. For the third time, the Chiefs may have told Reece he was surplus to requirements before he signed with Connacht and blacklisted him after the assault (after Connacht ripped up his contract, or not). One doesn't contradict the other.





  • There was another factor too. For some bizarre reason the Chiefs signed Ataata Moeakiola so there wasn't a place for Reece in the squad.



  • @Bovidae True I do remember Coops signing that useless twat.



  • Oh well, whatever the reason I would like to thank Colin Cooper for overlooking Reece. The Chiefs' loss has certainly been our gain.





  • @Stargazer the teams haven't even been announced yet! At least it's Thursday.



  • Gallagher Chiefs:

    1. Reuben O’Neill (9)
    2. Bradley Slater (13)
    3. Nepo Laulala (39)
    4. Tupou Vaa’i (5)
    5. Mitchell Brown (43)
    6. Lachlan Boshier (55)
    7. Sam Cane (120) ©
    8. Pita Gus Sowakula (26)
    9. Brad Weber (83)
    10. Aaron Cruden (99) ***
    11. Sean Wainui (36)
    12. Alex Nankivell (30)
    13. Anton Lienert-Brown (79)
    14. Shaun Stevenson (50)
    15. Damian McKenzie (82)

    Reserves:
    16. Samisoni Taukei’aho (34)
    17. Ollie Norris (2)
    18. Angus Ta’avao (33)
    19. Naitoa Ah Kuoi (10)
    20. Simon Parker**
    21. Lisati Milo-Harris (3)
    22. Kaleb Trask (7)
    23. Quinn Tupaea (10)



  • Crudens 100th. Ta'avao is back, and Simon Parker makes a debut.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Crudens 100th. Ta'avao is back, and Simon Parker makes a debut.

    What position is 20 usually?



  • @Yeetyaah said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Reuben O’Neill

    such a nothing name for a NZ rugby player



  • @Hooroo loose forward. 8 I think. Plays for Waikato.



  • Parker is a very promising player and would have been at short odds to be the NZ U20 no.8 this year. He's a big unit for a loosie too.

    Welcome back Shaun.



  • @Bovidae said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Parker is a very promising player and would have been at short odds to be the NZ U20 no.8 this year. He's a big unit for a loosie too.

    Welcome back Shaun.

    A player to compare him to in style please? That way we can have super high expectations.....



  • Crusaders team to play the Chiefs:

    1 George Bower
    2 Codie Taylor (C)
    3 Michael Alaalatoa
    4 Samuel Whitelock* (VC)
    5 Mitchell Dunshea
    6 Sione Havili
    7 Tom Christie
    8 Tom Sanders
    9 Mitchell Drummond
    10 Richie Mo'unga
    11 George Bridge
    12 Jack Goodhue (VC)
    13 Fetuli Paea
    14 Sevu Reece
    15 Will Jordan

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio
    17 Isileli Tu'ungafasi
    18 Oliver Jager
    19 Quinten Strange
    20 Billy Harmon
    21 Bryn Hall
    22 Brett Cameron
    23 Leicester Fainga'anuku

    *denotes 150th game for the Crusaders

    Crusaders stalwart Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the club, when he takes the field in Hamilton on Saturday night. Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for the Round 8 match against the Chiefs, and Whitelock, now in his 11th Super Rugby season, has also been named Vice-Captain for his milestone match.  
    
    There are two changes in the forwards this week, with George Bower joining the starting side, and Isileli Tu'ungafasi providing cover at loosehead prop on the bench. Joe Moody will not travel to Hamilton with the side due to a family bereavement. 
    
    Flanker Sione Havili joins the starting side in the number six jersey, with Tom Sanders shifting to Number 8 in place of Whetukamokamo Douglas, who is recovering from a medial ligament injury.      
    
    There is just one further change in the backline this week, with Mitchell Drummond earning a start, and Bryn Hall named on the bench. Fetuli Paea will once again line up in the midfield alongside Jack Goodhue, with Braydon Ennor still recovering from the toe injury he sustained in the Blues game.  
    

    http://www.crusaders.co.nz/news/1457-crusaders-team-named-to-play-the-chiefs-in-hamilton



  • Crazy that Strange isn’t suspended for punching.



  • @Stargazer said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Crusaders team to play the Chiefs:

    1 George Bower
    2 Codie Taylor (C)
    3 Michael Alaalatoa
    4 Samuel Whitelock* (VC)
    5 Mitchell Dunshea
    6 Sione Havili
    7 Tom Christie
    8 Tom Sanders
    9 Mitchell Drummond
    10 Richie Mo'unga
    11 George Bridge
    12 Jack Goodhue (VC)
    13 Fetuli Paea
    14 Sevu Reece
    15 Will Jordan

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio
    17 Isileli Tu'ungafasi
    18 Oliver Jager
    19 Quinten Strange
    20 Billy Harmon
    21 Bryn Hall
    22 Brett Cameron
    23 Leicester Fainga'anuku

    *denotes 150th game for the Crusaders

    Crusaders stalwart Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the club, when he takes the field in Hamilton on Saturday night. Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for the Round 8 match against the Chiefs, and Whitelock, now in his 11th Super Rugby season, has also been named Vice-Captain for his milestone match.  
    
    There are two changes in the forwards this week, with George Bower joining the starting side, and Isileli Tu'ungafasi providing cover at loosehead prop on the bench. Joe Moody will not travel to Hamilton with the side due to a family bereavement. 
    
    Flanker Sione Havili joins the starting side in the number six jersey, with Tom Sanders shifting to Number 8 in place of Whetukamokamo Douglas, who is recovering from a medial ligament injury.      
    
    There is just one further change in the backline this week, with Mitchell Drummond earning a start, and Bryn Hall named on the bench. Fetuli Paea will once again line up in the midfield alongside Jack Goodhue, with Braydon Ennor still recovering from the toe injury he sustained in the Blues game.  
    

    http://www.crusaders.co.nz/news/1457-crusaders-team-named-to-play-the-chiefs-in-hamilton

    I was kinda hoping they would roll out a micky mouse side for us.



  • Who are the refs?



  • @Tim said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Who are the refs?

    It never matters!



  • @Hooroo Similar in size/height to Read. As far as style, maybe more like Sotutu than Akira.



  • @Hooroo said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Crusaders team to play the Chiefs:

    1 George Bower
    2 Codie Taylor (C)
    3 Michael Alaalatoa
    4 Samuel Whitelock* (VC)
    5 Mitchell Dunshea
    6 Sione Havili
    7 Tom Christie
    8 Tom Sanders
    9 Mitchell Drummond
    10 Richie Mo'unga
    11 George Bridge
    12 Jack Goodhue (VC)
    13 Fetuli Paea
    14 Sevu Reece
    15 Will Jordan

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio
    17 Isileli Tu'ungafasi
    18 Oliver Jager
    19 Quinten Strange
    20 Billy Harmon
    21 Bryn Hall
    22 Brett Cameron
    23 Leicester Fainga'anuku

    *denotes 150th game for the Crusaders

    Crusaders stalwart Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the club, when he takes the field in Hamilton on Saturday night. Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for the Round 8 match against the Chiefs, and Whitelock, now in his 11th Super Rugby season, has also been named Vice-Captain for his milestone match.  
    
    There are two changes in the forwards this week, with George Bower joining the starting side, and Isileli Tu'ungafasi providing cover at loosehead prop on the bench. Joe Moody will not travel to Hamilton with the side due to a family bereavement. 
    
    Flanker Sione Havili joins the starting side in the number six jersey, with Tom Sanders shifting to Number 8 in place of Whetukamokamo Douglas, who is recovering from a medial ligament injury.      
    
    There is just one further change in the backline this week, with Mitchell Drummond earning a start, and Bryn Hall named on the bench. Fetuli Paea will once again line up in the midfield alongside Jack Goodhue, with Braydon Ennor still recovering from the toe injury he sustained in the Blues game.  
    

    http://www.crusaders.co.nz/news/1457-crusaders-team-named-to-play-the-chiefs-in-hamilton

    I was kinda hoping they would roll out a micky mouse side for us.

    Other than Moody isn't that the team that lost to the Canes? But of course with Hall dropped to the bench because he was the problem.



  • @Bones said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    @Hooroo said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    @Stargazer said in Chiefs v Crusaders:

    Crusaders team to play the Chiefs:

    1 George Bower
    2 Codie Taylor (C)
    3 Michael Alaalatoa
    4 Samuel Whitelock* (VC)
    5 Mitchell Dunshea
    6 Sione Havili
    7 Tom Christie
    8 Tom Sanders
    9 Mitchell Drummond
    10 Richie Mo'unga
    11 George Bridge
    12 Jack Goodhue (VC)
    13 Fetuli Paea
    14 Sevu Reece
    15 Will Jordan

    Reserves:
    16 Andrew Makalio
    17 Isileli Tu'ungafasi
    18 Oliver Jager
    19 Quinten Strange
    20 Billy Harmon
    21 Bryn Hall
    22 Brett Cameron
    23 Leicester Fainga'anuku

    *denotes 150th game for the Crusaders

    Crusaders stalwart Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the club, when he takes the field in Hamilton on Saturday night. Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for the Round 8 match against the Chiefs, and Whitelock, now in his 11th Super Rugby season, has also been named Vice-Captain for his milestone match.  
    
    There are two changes in the forwards this week, with George Bower joining the starting side, and Isileli Tu'ungafasi providing cover at loosehead prop on the bench. Joe Moody will not travel to Hamilton with the side due to a family bereavement. 
    
    Flanker Sione Havili joins the starting side in the number six jersey, with Tom Sanders shifting to Number 8 in place of Whetukamokamo Douglas, who is recovering from a medial ligament injury.      
    
    There is just one further change in the backline this week, with Mitchell Drummond earning a start, and Bryn Hall named on the bench. Fetuli Paea will once again line up in the midfield alongside Jack Goodhue, with Braydon Ennor still recovering from the toe injury he sustained in the Blues game.  
    

    http://www.crusaders.co.nz/news/1457-crusaders-team-named-to-play-the-chiefs-in-hamilton

    I was kinda hoping they would roll out a micky mouse side for us.

    Other than Moody isn't that the team that lost to the Canes? But of course with Hall dropped to the bench because he was the problem.

    Yeah but we suck hard at the moment! I can see us playing well next season when Gatland pokes on off for the year



  • Great to see Taavao and Ah Kuoi back. I feel like Vaai should have way more than 5 next to his name!



  • Paea looked to be a passenger last week, hope he and Goodhue have better games otherwise the Crusaders will struggle again. Their forward pack is a step down on previous years so the backs need to be humming.



  • That's an average looking Crusaders team. Chiefs are paying $3.35. Not a bad bet imo.


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