Round 12: Crusaders v Hurricanes

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dumbo, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    The Crusaders (sitting on top of the ladder) take on the Canes (sitting around 8th) in Christchurch.
    The Canes were non to convincing against the Cheetahs while the Crusaders put one over the Highlanders last week.
    For mine this will be a tight game with the Canes outstanding lose forward trio putting a lot of pressure on the Crusaders.
    I can’t see the Canes taking it out though but am sure they will lift big time for this game.
    However if the Canes can maintain a high level of defence and sneak in a few tries here and there the game should be decided in the last 20 mins.
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  3. mimic

    mimic Guest

    I'd love for the canes to win, but the Crusaders seem too strong. They've totally dominated in their last 2 outings.
    The canes have finally got themselves some wins, but I don't think it will continue here.

    Will be interesting to see Carter vs Weepu lol
    The loose forward trio match up would be awesome to watch.

    Crusaders should win comfortably.
  4. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    if the canes lose they are pretty much out of the competition. History is definatly not on their side either, they havnt lost in ages.
  5. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    I'm not writting off the Canes, man on man there's a possibility of sme good match ups here.
    Ma'greedy on Mauger, possibly Tana on Laulala, Gear on Gear?, Mose on Rodney... think this will be a close one indeed.
  6. Wellycane

    Wellycane Guest

    Ahhh, the two finalists of the first 2006 Super 14. This could be a close one but as always, Crusaders will be favourites like in almost any other game. I have a feeling that this could be the end of the Hurricanes but I'd have to agree with Jerry Collins...'the Crusaders can be beaten'.

    Good luck boys...

    Go the Hurricanes
  7. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Go the Hurricanes Go!!!!

    Go the Hurricanes Go!!!!

    Go the Hurricanes Go!!!!

    :bana: :bana: :bana:

    Go the Hurricanes Go!!!!

    Go the Hurricanes Go!!!!

    Canes will smash the Crusaders at 'Fortress Jade'.

    Hurricanes by 15.
  8. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    15 Leon MacDonald
    14 Rico Gear
    13 Casey Laulala
    12 Rua Tipoki
    11 Caleb Ralph
    10 Daniel Carter
    9 Andrew Ellis
    8 Mose Tuiali'i
    7 Richard McCaw (captain)
    6 Kieran Read
    5 Reuben Thorne
    4 Ross Filipo
    3 Ben Franks
    2 Corey Flynn
    1 Wyatt Crockett.

    Reserves: Scott Hamilton, Stephen Brett, Kevin Senio, Johnny Leo'o, Issac Ross, Cammpbell Johnstone, Ti'i Paulo.
  9. Sw1fty

    Sw1fty Guest

    HURRICANES: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Shannon Paku, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Piri Weepu, 9 Alby Mathewson; 8 Rodney So'oialo ©, 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Jerry Collins, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Paul Tito/Luke Andrews, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 John Schwalger. Reserves: 16 Tone Kopelani, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Andrews/Bernie Upton, 19 Serge Lilo, 20 Jimmy Gopperth, 21 David Smith, 22 Tana Umaga.
  10. Ickon

    Ickon Guest

    Will be a tough one, but with there lack of consistancy at the pivot will prove costly.

    Crusaders by 12 :mellow:
  11. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Hurricanes 43

    Crusaders 29

    Corey Jane to score a hattrick
  12. esoj

    esoj Guest

    crusaders in good form and the hurricanes have weepu at 10. crusaders will simply destroy the canes and win by 13+ putting the canes out of there misery for another year. plenty of ab's on both teams so look for some big hits and great one on one match ups.
  13. Sw1fty

    Sw1fty Guest


    Crusaders win 23-13

    Tries to Flynn & Filipo, Carter 2 con, 3 pen

    For Hurricanes try to Nonu, Weepu 1 con 2 pen, Nonu yellow card
  14. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Whats the news with Jerry?
  15. Wellycane

    Wellycane Guest

    I think he is OK, confidently I think there is no major injury. I was listening to the radio this morning and they reported that he was fine and 'moving' after experiencing numbness in his shoulder and arm. But that was a huge concern last night not only for welly but for the whole of nzl rugby. The jade stadium crowd cheered and applaused with respect for jerry as he was strechered off the field. That's a great feeling.
  16. esoj

    esoj Guest

    read on tvnz that he did have full movement after tests at the hosptial. hopefully no serious damage and that he will back soon.
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