Round 9: Waratahs v Crusaders

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dumbo, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    The Tah’s after being beaten by the Blues last week head home and play the new look Crusaders.
    The Tah’s have had a pretty up and down season (really down from last year) and can’t seeing them beating the Crusaders in this one.
    Wonder if the Tah’s will use the Stormers defence and target McKaw’s head?
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  3. Sw1fty

    Sw1fty Guest

    CRUSADERS: 15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Aaron Mauger, 11 Scott Hamilton, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Kevin Senio; 8 Mose Tuiali'i, 7 Richie McCaw ©, 6 Reuben Thorne, 5 Chris Jack, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Campbell Johnstone, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Michael Paterson, 19 Kieran Read, 22 Johnny Leo'o, 20 Andrew Ellis, 21 Stephen Brett.
  4. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    I really dont have much to say for this game except to wish the Tahs good luck.

    If they can keep the score below 50, well and good.
  5. Tahs are going to get humped.
  6. aussie1st

    aussie1st Guest

    1. Benn Robinson
    2. Adam Freier [c]
    3. Alastair Baxter
    4. David Lyons
    5. Will Caldwell
    6. Rocky Elsom
    7. Tim Davidson
    8. Wycliff Palu
    9. Brett Sheehan
    10. Sam Norton-Knight
    11. Lachlan Turner
    12. Morgan Turinui [v-c]
    13. Lote Tuqiri
    14. Peter Hewat
    15. Kurtley Beale
    16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
    17. Matt Dunning
    18. Ben Hand
    19. Beau Robinson
    20. Josh Valentine
    21. Sam Harris
    22. Ben Jacobs

    SNK in his best position now, Beale 15 should be interesting.
  7. Sw1fty

    Sw1fty Guest

    Depending on what Rob Deans has for his game plan, Beale probably can expect DC to put up alot of high balls and grubber kicks to test him out.
  8. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Carter's not playing, he's been ruled out with a neck injury.

    Good news for the Tahs and Dumbo, bad news for my fantasy team :(

    Also, Lyons wont be playing - injured shoulder or something (stupid idea to play him at lock anyway).
  9. Ickon

    Ickon Guest

    I'll be at the game with my Red & Black Jersey, Unfortunately I am going with Waratahs & Blues supporters :( :toss: . We should hopefully win this comfortably, but grand final revenge will be the key to there motivation to wining this game, if they don't already need a reason. Crusaders by 17. I like Norton-Knight at 5/8 takes alot of pressure off Beale. Go the Crusaders!! :lol2tn: :lol2tn:
  10. Sw1fty

    Sw1fty Guest

    Big test for Stevie Brett filling in for DC, Brett has played well while DC was out and he will have Mauger outside of him to help him along
  11. esoj

    esoj Guest

    brett is more than capable obviously no dainel carter but still not bad at all. I can't see the tahs coming close really at all they are simply outclassed and in poor form. crusaders looked fairly sharp last week and with their abs having that game time will be even better this week. crusaders by at least 20.
  12. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    I'm not righting off the Tah's, if they can get their platform right up front.
    Things could be interesting.

    Hey Truth in the Fantasy rugby I'm doomed. I've got players that aren't playing this week, and a couple of reserves... not good for me.
  13. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Yeah i know mate, i had a look at your team. I noticed you had Brett in there so i thought you'd be stoked that Carter aint playing this week.

    I thought i had planned my trades perfectly but now with Carter/Umaga out and Wepener riding the pine it doesn't look to flash.
  14. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Yup, this round will be interesting... looking forward to next round.
    Thought I had timed it well as well and then it all went in a **** heap last week... to many replacements!
  15. mimic

    mimic Guest

    Will be good to see how Brett goes with the All Blacks around him
  16. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Well....err... that wasn't really expected :eek:

    Hewat will be kicking himself for missing that sitter, it would have been the upset of the century.

    I think it's safe to say that was the best match of the season so far....

    Well done Tahs :bravo:
  17. mimic

    mimic Guest

    someone should look at super14 for match fixing..

    hewat missed an easy conversion n mysteriously lost the ball..

    suspect i tell ya
  18. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    The ball hit the upright, if he was match fixing that would have been cutting it reaaaaally close. And anyway the Tahs were major underdogs therefore they didn't need help to lose the game. If you were going to accuse anyone of that how about Stephen Brett missing 4 kicks. He nails those and this game isn't that close.

    I'd also like to add this: That Turner kid certainly has some wheels. It's not often that Rico Gear and Leon MacDonald get embarrassed like that on the same play.
  19. aussie1st

    aussie1st Guest

    Tahs attack looked much better with SNK at 10. Should have won that one, still don't know how Hewat choked up that kick.
  20. Haj

    Haj Guest

    Tahs arent gonna beat anybody if they allow 6 tries scored against em
  21. mimic

    mimic Guest

    Yeh, the try from Turner was amazing. I'd like to see him get a shot for the Wallabies, just to haunt Rico Gear and Leon MacDonald.
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