Crusaders can be disrupted off their game when they are away from Jade. So the Sharks will be trying to upset them.
Unfortunately for the Sharks this Saturday, the Reds the previous week already tried the ambush card.
However in saying that the Crusaders have been known to have a slump at the beginning of a S12......then they time their peak to begin mid season with the peak on the final. Its almost like they don't care about their losses at the beginning of the comp.
I still don't see the Crusaders final game plan being effected so the Sharks have a good chance this early in the comp to upset them.
you have to be dominant over the crusaders for 80minutes... or you have to have a guy like lomu or caucau who can just beat them down by stacking up the points and yardages...
last 20minutes they scored like 3 tries which was proberly like 200metres if they added up the distances they went to get those points..thats pretty good seeing as that it was in the brisbane heat and it was the end of the game
also the coaching was at its best when they put in there subs..it was at perfect time and you saw what happened with fresh players on the field for them
i think they will do the same here but they will have more control(coz its the 3rd game in) thats why i feel this is gonna be a blow out score to the crusaders
if not im always uppin for the underdogs so go sharks...but i live in reality..i am the incredible hulk and i will beat u up
The sharks will stick it to the crusaders - they have nothing to lose, after all. I just can't see them staying consistently great for the full 80 mins and the crusaders should break away in the last quarter. Crusaders to win by about 20!
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