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Dumbo
24-04-06, 02:08 AM
The Stormers (ranked 12) take on the Crusaders (top of the ladder)… after the Crusaders last effort against the Force (and if that form continues) the Stormers should be able to take this one out without raising a sweat. I’m serious… I may have a gay sig but I’m serious.

woosaah
24-04-06, 03:14 AM
your sig is way 2 gay

Dumbo
24-04-06, 04:06 AM
True... but do like like it?

woosaah
24-04-06, 04:06 AM
i am considering turning all sigs off just because of it :)

Groen_en_Goud
25-04-06, 11:38 AM
That is the shakiest I have seen the Crusaders all year when they played the Force. They are heading to the home of the Stormers, who may have just found some belief and confidence in themselves just before they head back to play under the watchful eye of some of the most fickle yet die hard fans in the Super 14 competition (I can never figure them out).

I feel that this one may get close, But I'd say the Crusaders by less than 9 points.

Bull
25-04-06, 12:02 PM
Easily the Crusaders!

Gay-Guy
26-04-06, 04:20 AM
Well this may be the Cryusaders first defeat this year.....

They are only getting their wins because a lot of the teams have not been up to standard this year.....any other year and the Crusaders would probably be in third place at the moment.

I see worrying signs for the Crusaders up ahead............they look like they are yet to play a whole 80 minute performance that reaches their past standards. I fear that another team may "click" first before the playoffs and carry that winning edge all the way to the title.

esoj
26-04-06, 05:02 AM
the force was a bump in the road. that was proabbly the crusaders worst performance all year. there is no possible way they can play that badly again. crusaders to bounce back from last week and get a comfortable win by about 10 points or so

woosaah
27-04-06, 12:42 AM
McCaw and Carter on bench for Crusaders
27 April 2006*

Star All Blacks Richie McCaw and Daniel Carter have been benched for the Crusaders' Super 14 rugby match against the Stormers at Cape Town on Sunday morning.


In-form fullback Leon MacDonald has also been named among a star-studded reserve list, in one of seven changes from the team who were stunned to draw 23-23 with the Western Force in Perth last weekend.

Coach Robbie Deans has had no problem removing the leading All Blacks, although the tight five is strengthened by the inclusion of lock Chris Jack and prop Greg Somerville.

Jack and Brad Mika both come in to replace the locking pair of Ross Filipo and Kevin O'Neill while Johnny Leo'o will replace McCaw on the openside flank. Reuben Thorne takes over the captaincy from McCaw.

Carter's No. 10 jersey goes to Cameron McIntyre while halfback Kenio Senio comes in for Andrew Ellis.

The resting of MacDonald results in a reshuffle of the outside backs. Casey Laulala comes in at centre, with Caleb Ralph moving to the left Wing and Scott Hamilton shifting back to fullback.

Ralph will make his 100th appearance for the Crusaders in his 109th Super rugby match.

Deans said Ralph's feat of not having missed a game for eight seasons was something that may never be repeated.

"He's the first to have done it and that's indicative of how remarkable it is," Deans said.

The 28-year-old began his unbroken run of matches for the Crusaders at the start of the 1999 season after transferring from the Blues.

Since then he has played in every game and has started in 97 of those 100 matches.
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http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3649955a1823,00.html

Dumbo
27-04-06, 05:25 AM
Head to Head:
Vodacom Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Marius Joubert, 12 De Wet Barry (captain), 11 Jean de Villiers, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Neil de Kock, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Luke Watson, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Ross Skeate, 3 Eddie Andrews, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 JD Moller.
Replacements: 16 Hanyani Shimange, 17 Neil Fullard, 18 Gerrie Britz, 19 Adri Badenhorst, 20 Bolla Conradie, 21 Naas Olivier, 22 Chumani Booi.

Crusaders: 15 Scott Hamilton, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Aaron Mauger, 11 Caleb Ralph, 10 Cameron McIntyre, 9 Kevin Senio, 8 Mose Tuiali'i, 7 Johnny Leo'o, 6 Reuben Thorne (captain), 5 Brad Mika, 4 Chris Jack, 3 Campbell Johnstone, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Greg Somerville.
Replacements: 16 Tone Kopelani, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Craig Clarke, 19 Tanerau Latimer, 20 Andrew Ellis, 21 Daniel Carter, 22 Leon MacDonald.
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What going on? the Crusaders almost get pumped byt he Force and they field this line up?

Rassie
27-04-06, 09:28 AM
Despite the way it sounds and unbelieveable as it might be, Crusaders can finish seventh and Stormers fourth at the end of the regular season! It`s statistics! Crusaders can lose all remaining games while Stormers can win all! They can start from this game! Yeap, it`s pure theory, it`s math chances but, if there is still a hope, let`s play the ball ! :D

Serge
27-04-06, 10:17 AM
Last weeks hiccup for the Crusaders is just going to make them stronger. Deans would have given them a right kick up the arse. I'm picking the Crusaders will pass 50 this week.

dobrien7
28-04-06, 12:09 AM
Bold call 50+, but Crusaders never play badly two weeks in a row, easy enough bonus point victory here I think.

woosaah
29-04-06, 05:12 PM
1:36 7-0 to stormers

thats why hookers dont pass intercept try to de wet barry

edit

28:30 13 - 3 stormers

these commentators suck took them 7 minutes to realise that senio came off for some unkown reason, then when he came back on they are calling him ellis after calling ellis senio

crazy

Groen_en_Goud
29-04-06, 06:02 PM
:zzz: Yawning my head off watching the game. Twice in two days. 13 - 3 Stormers Half Tyd.

The TRUTH
29-04-06, 06:10 PM
18-3 Stormers...... if only Peter Grant could kick

The TRUTH
29-04-06, 06:55 PM
Stormers win 28-15 :lol: ........ was i the only one who picked the Stormers to win?

I think teams are starting to figure out how to beat them...... they seem really predictable and struggle without turnover ball

This result gives the Tahs a great chance to finish in top spot and get that all important home final.













Crusaders tonight = http://www.kitestailstoys.com/pranks/images/poop.jpg

phoenix
29-04-06, 08:09 PM
For those who watched the game; did the crusaders play as poorly as the score suggests?

aussie1st
29-04-06, 09:44 PM
Woooohooooo go you Stormers!!!
Serves them right for resting players.
The Tahs are in with a shot at a home final this year.

nik
30-04-06, 12:25 AM
tough road home for the crusaders now....they will be playin the bulls and brumbies away from home.....

but the crusaders are a champion team and im sure they will bounce back against the bulls....
we still havent seen a complete performance from the crusaders this season...we might see it against the bulls....deans is surely livid at the moment.

The TRUTH
30-04-06, 05:04 AM
Originally posted by phoenix@Apr 30 2006, 04:09 AM
For those who watched the game; did the crusaders play as poorly as the score suggests?
Stormers played really well, Crusaders were just outplayed.(again)


tough road home for the crusaders now....they will be playin the bulls and brumbies away from home.....
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They play the Brumbies at home

sanzar
30-04-06, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by The TRUTH!!+Apr 30 2006, 04:04 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-phoenix@Apr 30 2006, 04:09 AM
For those who watched the game; did the crusaders play as poorly as the score suggests?
Stormers played really well, Crusaders were just outplayed.(again)
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They rested a couple players though didn&#39;t they? I know McCaw was one, but who else? In any case it&#39;s not a good sign for them if resting just a couple players sees them lose...

woosaah
30-04-06, 05:23 AM
mcdonald and carter started on the bench

mcintyre is gay

aussie1st
30-04-06, 05:24 AM
They rested the best 5/8 in the World also so that didn&#39;t help. By the time he came on it was all over.

sanzar
30-04-06, 05:27 AM
Originally posted by aussie1st@Apr 30 2006, 04:24 PM
They rested the best 5/8 in the World also so that didn&#39;t help. By the time he came on it was all over.
Nevertheless... I still expected more from the Crusaders to be honest. Mind you, the Tahs struggled over there with no Rogers, but still beat the Stormers in a close one... they played attrociously against the Bulls though.

The TRUTH
30-04-06, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by aussie1st@Apr 30 2006, 01:24 PM
They rested the best 5/8 in the World also so that didn&#39;t help. By the time he came on it was all over.
The game was over my arse

Carter and Mcdonald came on at half time with the score at 13-3, if they were good enough they could have easily won the game.

Groen_en_Goud
30-04-06, 06:44 AM
:blink: Well done Mountain Goats... :bravo: Me thinks the Crusaders are going to have a rough time in Pretoria as well.

Mr. Laxative
30-04-06, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by woosaah@Apr 30 2006, 04:23 PM
mcintyre is gay
really? :o

Mehrtsisagod
30-04-06, 10:03 AM
I didn&#39;t see the game but I&#39;ve never like Deans since he cost us a Super 12 title against the Brumbies a few years ago when he played McIntyre instead of Mehrtens.

I knew resting players against the Stormers would bite them in the ass.

sanzar
30-04-06, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Mehrtsisagod@Apr 30 2006, 09:03 PM
I didn&#39;t see the game but I&#39;ve never like Deans since he cost us a Super 12 title against the Brumbies a few years ago when he played McIntyre instead of Mehrtens.

That was a shocker of a match for the Saders! Didn&#39;t the Brumbies score 5 or so tries in the space of 15 minutes or something in that game?

woosaah
30-04-06, 10:56 AM
yeah they were 30 or so points up after 20 mins, brin on merts and we came back was a close game in the end but brumbies won

that is also why i hate ben blair he had the worst game of anyone in a grand final of any sport.

couldnt catch a ball to save himself

dobrien7
30-04-06, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by woosaah@Apr 30 2006, 10:56 PM
that is also why i hate ben blair he had the worst game of anyone in a grand final of any sport.

couldnt catch a ball to save himself
and for some reason he decided to remind everyone of that ability against the Tahs Friday night... man he gives me the ****s, he needs to go back to Buller.

kaftka
30-04-06, 11:08 AM
I&#39;ve always liked Ben Blair... He just keeps screwing me over all the time with his "brain explosions".... Or lack of opposable thumbs.

dobrien7
30-04-06, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by kaftka@Apr 30 2006, 11:08 PM
I&#39;ve always liked Ben Blair... He just keeps screwing me over all the time with his "brain explosions".... Or lack of opposable thumbs.
LOL - it&#39;s funny coz it&#39;s true haha

sanzar
30-04-06, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by woosaah@Apr 30 2006, 09:56 PM
yeah they were 30 or so points up after 20 mins, brin on merts and we came back was a close game in the end but brumbies won

that is also why i hate ben blair he had the worst game of anyone in a grand final of any sport.

couldnt catch a ball to save himself
Apparently you didn&#39;t see Chris Walker&#39;s defence in the 2004 NRL GF...

woosaah
30-04-06, 12:46 PM
aparently i dont care

sanzar
30-04-06, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by woosaah@Apr 30 2006, 11:46 PM
aparently i dont care
Hey, just trying to put things into perspective! There&#39;s bad, and there&#39;s Chris Walker... :wall:

woosaah
30-04-06, 10:50 PM
yeah i dont even know who was in the 2004 grand final. if it wasnt parramatta i wouldnt have watched it as i was working night shift back then. and i happened to start at 10pm when the game kicked off about that on a sunday night (i hate the sunday night grand finals i loved it when it was the afternoon)

i saw the knights eels and the warriors roosters. also another one not last year but the year b4 in taupo. could have been the game you are talking about but i have no idea who was playing or what happened (i spent 200 bucks on alcahol, but not all of it was for me)

i never miss a super final though, even if the blues are in it

dobrien7
01-05-06, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by woosaah@May 1 2006, 10:50 AM
if it wasnt parramatta i wouldnt have watched it as i was working night shift back then
Hey a fellow Eels fan, who would have known? Good work.

aussie1st
01-05-06, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by The TRUTH!!+Apr 30 2006, 06:33 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-aussie1st@Apr 30 2006, 01:24 PM
They rested the best 5/8 in the World also so that didn&#39;t help. By the time he came on it was all over.
The game was over my arse

Carter and Mcdonald came on at half time with the score at 13-3, if they were good enough they could have easily won the game. [/b]
Giving the Stormers at start at home means defeat. Who knows what would have happened if Carter started they might still have been down but Carter would have been into the game rather than trying to get with the flow of the game.