Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August

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Mr Mike wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Mr Mike wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Our backrow of Christie, Sanders and Havili is the least experienced and least capable backrow in the history of Crusader rugby. That's not hyperbole, that just fact.
Dean Coleman, Angus Gardiner and Todd Blackadder started against the Chiefs without even a single Super Rugby cap between them.
Was that in 1996 back in the first season of SR?
Well spotted.
I'd kill for a player of Angus Gardner's quality right now. He was one of my favourite players back in the day. The fact that he was never test capped just shows the depth that we have historically enjoyed at 7.
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Ali's Choice wrote:Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub.
Clearly accidental contact.
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Crusaders will be far too slick, 15-20 margin.
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Adrianmole wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub.
Clearly accidental contact.
Clarke knew he was going to land on Alaimalo. Where else was he going to land? The outcome probably wasn't intended.
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Cruden's 100th and some other fellow has a bit of an anniversary as well. Could add some extra emotion into the game
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Enzedder wrote:Cruden's 100th and some other fellow has a bit of an anniversary as well. Could add some extra emotion into the game
Yes, congrats to both Sam Whitelock (150) and Aaron Cruden (100) on their significant milestones. Both players have been wonderful players and great servants of NZ rugby.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Adrianmole wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub.
Clearly accidental contact.
Clarke knew he was going to land on Alaimalo. Where else was he going to land? The outcome probably wasn't intended.

No chance of stopping the try and plenty of time to pull out.
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Enzedder wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Adrianmole wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub.
Clearly accidental contact.
Clarke knew he was going to land on Alaimalo. Where else was he going to land? The outcome probably wasn't intended.

No chance of stopping the try and plenty of time to pull out.
I agree 100%. I think he was annoyed that the try had been scored and just wanted to hurt Solomon a bit. It was Richard Loe on Paul Carozza minus the forearm.

You cannot just jump on a player who is prone on the ground whilst in the act of scoring atry. In that instance the defender has to be responsible for the safety of the ball carrier. I cannot believe that Clarke didn't receive a lengthy suspension.
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I’ve seen incidents like that a hundred times without injury, it’s pure bad luck is all and trying to equate it to Loe on Carroza is crazy talk. Get a grip fellas, injuries happen.

I’m happy if the Saders sneak this by 1
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Attn: Ali

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Richard Kelly
Television match official: Glenn Newman
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Chiefs v Crusaders: Saturday 1 August, 7:05pm, FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton.
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe.
Assistant Referee 1: Paul Williams.
Assistant Referee 2: Richard Kelly.
TMO: Glenn Newman.
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The OP has been updated with team lists and match officials info. Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy week.
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CHCH Metro Premiership club Rugby is been streamed via the CRFU's facebook page. Maris Albion vs Shirley, the #2 ranked team vs #4.

https://www.facebook.com/canterburyrugb ... SEARCH_BOX
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Interesting to see Manasa Mata'ele playing very well for Marist. He is a top quality player. Not only has he been superb every time he's played for the Crusaders, but I think he has the quality for even higher honours. I think he's clearly a test standard player. The fact that he can't even force his way into the injury depleted Crusaders team suggests that the depth in NZ rugby is still very good.
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Is there any super rugby team he wouldn’t start for other than the crusaders?
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Wilderbeast wrote:Is there any super rugby team he wouldn’t start for other than the crusaders?
I couldn't think of any. Not given his past performances, where he has always been excellent. He's scored 16 tries in 23 matches at SR level and always looked dangerous. I would be extremely comfortable if he was permanently in our starting XV.
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I'm backing 'Crudd,' 'OB,' 'One-ball,' 'Azza,' whatever nickname is current, to have a big one today. His hundredth, and a chance to put the Crusaders in a speed wobble is probably enough of a driver, but I genuinely feel that today could be the day everything clicks for the Chiefs.
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Caveman Sam hits the 150 mark tonight -- he'll be up for a big performance
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Where did izzy get his hair. That plum was bald at the start of his career.
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14K crowd for a bunch of turkeys that can't win a game.
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Yoiu've got far an away the best team in the Aotearoa comp, so sorry Crusaders flans, for entirely selfish reasons I'm backing the Chiefs tonight.

C'MON The CHIEFS!!! :thumbup:
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Ted. wrote:Yoiu've got far an away the best team in the Aotearoa comp, so sorry Crusaders flans, for entirely selfish reasons I'm backing the Chiefs tonight.

C'MON The CHIEFS!!! :thumbup:
Dead to me Ted. Dead to me. :(






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I actually felt a bit sorry for DMac there
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Great watching the big man running down the line at full pace... good try.
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Anyone else starting to worry about Mo'ungas goal kicking?
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Refs have reverted to kind. Guys diving over the ruck left right and centre. :frown:

And the Cru score off the back of 4 or 5 such moves.
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That 2-3 minutes of rugby from the Saders, beautiful. What a try.
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Nice.
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Not quite. :lol:
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dMac is not a great tactical kicker.
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sonic_attack wrote:Where did izzy get his hair. That plum was bald at the start of his career.
Same place as Marty Crowe and Warney.

This is going to be a massacre. Sad to see Chiefs crowds returning to pre-title levels. Perhaps if NZRU cough cough ahem NZR sorry AC want Australia to reduce a team for a TT comp then Chiefs should also be cut.
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That looks ok to me.
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And I was correct.
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Boshier is having a hell of a game.
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trapper wrote:Boshier is having a hell of a game.
Yep. He'd look quite good in black in this form.
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Few mistakes creeping in by red
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Wainui is a trash winger
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Kiwias wrote:I actually felt a bit sorry for DMac there
Well-executed tackle but the word choice of tackle.

Against a much bigger man running at pace parallel to the sideline but not tippy-toeing along it, it needed to be a much lower tackle to be a chance of putting any part of the ballrunner into touch.
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Blues need a Chiefs win tonight. Do it for your fellow northerners Chiefs boys.
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Chiefs looking dangerous enough, they need to reign in the errors though to be a chance. Saders nice and patient and ready to run away with it.
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