Crusaders vs Reds

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by THE CHIROPRACTOR101, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. after watching this game i have come to the conclusion that chris the man!!!

    and he is the best fullback in the world..hmmm with percy montgomery hot on his trail
    i dont rate muliaina much...almost one dimensional in most test matches...

    reds actually played rugby for once..which was suprising coz they really sucked at it like last year but they really solid..suprising as i thought they would outlast the cantabs with there homefield advantage with the weather conditions..but no

    shame on them and the blues will destroy them next week :p
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  3. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Its all in the finishing.

    Crusaders had a shocking game especially early on with Carters kicking both at the posts and tactically. But they do know how to put the ball down over the line which is what it is all about in the end. Just ask those poor unfortunate Force players who tried so hard for one try on overtime :(
  4. aussie1st

    aussie1st Guest

    The worrying thing is the Crusaders were no where near their best in the first 60. Then they hit top gear and like always blew out the score.
    The Reds should not have taken off Barnes, Johansson needs to start in place of Huxley as he was that good and he plays like a outside center.
  5. Wally

    Wally Guest

    There just isn't the depth on the bench (other than Johansson) to close out tight games. It was the same story against New South Wales, we just fall to pieces around that 60 minute mark.
  6. umosay

    umosay Guest

    If the Reds were going to beat the Crusaders then this was the night... you don't get Dan kicking at 40-50% a lot.

    Rico Gear's try was superb, he did the goosestep and just burn't them. He's our best winger at the moment, no question.
  7. aussie1st

    aussie1st Guest

    What about your two best backs - Mitchell and Latham?
  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah promising from the reds but they lost and how good are ther crusaders. not their best game buts still cleaned up on an off night

    I sure hope the blues win next week against the reds. although last year they seemed to struggle against them
  9. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    i missed the last 14 minutes of the game, aparently it was the best part (cause when i left the crusaders were down)

    i was at the cricket in the corportae box, had the canes game in the background, and after the cricket we turned our attention to the crusaders game (as most of the people in there were crusaders supporters, weird for a wellington corporate box) and they kicked us out at 1130. that sucked so much

    but we were drunk got home to find out the result. good stuff :)
  10. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Caleb Ralph looked a bit out of sorts on the wing. They really need Hamilton back. Tuualii and the other brown bombers in the team are a bit below their standard and need to pick it up. Sommerville looks like he is showing his age....actually the whole front row look a bit below at the moment. Mauger is yet to regain last years S12 form. Senio looks like he is yet to gel with his surrounding players. Laulala looks slightly worse every year. But more than anyone Carter had a shocker.

    Yeah the Crusaders really did have an off the Reds had their chance but they blew it.

    However the Reds do look like they have a chance to do well this year. They have the gifted Mitchell to help out at the back with their rock Latham. If they can find some steel in their defence especially in the last quarter then they will improve a bit indeed. :)
  11. umosay

    umosay Guest

    GG i must say I disagree with a lot of that post. Carter did not have a shcoker, he had a shocker with the Boot - If 28 points including 2 tries is a shocker then damn!

    It's always gonna take a while for players to gel, i think Senio has started very well actually. Ralph is more suited to centre IMO. Mauger had a solid game, set up a beauty of a try for Dan and scored at the end. His passing skills are unsurpassed aswell - especially that cutout to Ralph for MacDonald's try. If 47 Points is an off day then look out when they hit their straps... although they were down for a lot of the game to be fair.
  12. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    ....and Tuiali'i had a blinder
  13. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest spoilers....... :p

    It was a tongue in cheek stab at the Reds and every other team that this is what the Crusaders can do when they about spoiling the party <_<
  14. Wally

    Wally Guest

    The Reds will win the premiership.
  15. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    No they won't, plus have decided to make Latham a honary Kiwi... it's always good to see a local boy do well.
  16. esoj

    esoj Guest

    the reds will be lucky not to be in the bottom 3 teams.

    the crusaders are awesome on an off night they nearly put 50 on a team. if they play welll the score could be massice especially against weaker teams.
  17. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Wrong. They had an off night for 65 minutes. The last 15 were brilliant.
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