SRA U20: Crusaders U20 v Chiefs U20
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Sky Sport 1
Replay: Thursday, 6am
Chiefs Under 20 Team:
1 Josh Bartlett (Bay of Plenty)
2 Bernie Hati (Bay of Plenty)
3 Havila Molia (Waikato)
4 Hemopo Cunningham (Bay of Plenty)
5 Scott Jury (Taranaki)
6 Nikora Broughten (Bay of Plenty)
7 Veveni Lasaqa (Bay of Plenty)
8 Te Rama Reuben (Waikato)
9 Kane O’Connor (Bay of Plenty)
10 Lucas Cashmore (Bay of Plenty)
11 Tama Te Aute (Bay of Plenty)
12 Larenz Tupaea Thompsen (Counties Manukau)
13 Gideon Wrampling (Waikato)
14 Tevita Ofa (Counties Manukau)
15 Te Paea Cook Savage (Waikato)
16 Ioane Moananu (Counties Manukau)
17 Mason Tupaea (Waikato)
18 Hakaraia Richards Coxhead (Waikato)
19 Jadin Kingi (Counties Manukau)
20 Fotu Melino (Bay of Plenty)
21 Angus Kay (Bay of Plenty)
22 Josh Jacomb (Taranaki)
23 Niwa Barlow (Taranaki)
1 Seth Brown
2 George Bell
3 Luca Inch
4 Daniel Johnson
5 Zach Gallagher (VC)
6 Dom Gardiner
7 Fletcher Anderson
8 Anton Segner (C)
9 Max Hughes
10 Ollie Lewis (VC)
11 Jone Rova
12 Keegan McGregor
13 Chay Fihaki
14 Mattheus Pio
15 Blair Murray
16 Monu Moli
17 Jack Sexton
18 Seb Calder
19 Corey Kellow
20 Sitaleki Baker
21 Brian Lealiifano
22 Wil Gualter
23 Shun Miyake
Yeetyaah last edited by
Defence seems optional in this game so far
Missed the beginning of the game, but saw both Crusaders' tries. They were almost identical, both from a line-out driving maul. Chiefs U20s really having trouble defending against them.
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Haha, geez, that was messy.
@canes4life Chiefs just scored and now lead 21 - 18.
Well-worked team try to the Chiefs, scored by Tama Te Aute.
Chiefs lead 26 - 21.
The Chiefs backs look far more dangerous but they need to stop giving away dumb penalties to allow the Crusaders to kick to the corner and then score from a lineout drive.
A brainfart from Cook-Savage for the goal-line dropout.
The Chiefs' backs look good and pounce really well on mistakes made by the Crusaders; the Crusaders' pack is better though.
That Chiefs' halfback is handy!
Chiefs U20 absolutely the best team I've seen in this comp.
FT: Crusaders U20 28 - 49 Chiefs U20
The Chiefs won it in the second half; convincingly. I liked the look of Gideon Wrampling, Kane O’Connor and Te Paea Cook Savage in this game. They made the difference in the second half. Very sloppy play from the Crusaders, lots of handling errors. Their pack was strong though. That line-out maul is a real weapon. But if that's your main or only weapon that's working on the day, you're not going to win games against strong teams like the Chiefs U20s. Anton Segner really classy.
Wrampling, Cook-Savage (mainly in 1st half) and Lasaqa were the Chiefs' stars for me.
Canes4life last edited by Canes4life
So if the Chiefs win their next game do they wrap up the comp or is there a final?
@canes4life There is no final, so if the Chiefs U20 win their third game, they're the team with the best results.
I assume they'll be called the winner then. However, IMO you cannot consider this a real comp with a winner, considering teams only play 3 of the 5 other teams, and the Barbarians team is an easier opponent, so the opposition is not equal for all teams. I think the best way to describe this tournament is a NZ U20 trial.
@bovidae and the half back. But yes those 3.
@bovidae Cook Savage a Northland Boy from Kaitaia ,also Corey Evans from the Blues another Kaitaia lad .