Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

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Sheeeeit!
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Run you bastard!
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10 more metres and Reece would have got him. Good try landers. Cracking game this
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Reece made it a real contest but Nareki hung on for the try
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Nareki makes amends with a 14pt try...
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In off. Nice kick.
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Shut up Justin...
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WTF was that kick from Aaron Smith?
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trapper wrote:Shut up Justin...
The other bloke is the Kiwi version of Bruce McAvaney.

On the plus side, he does talk the game up.
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Enzedder wrote:WTF was that kick from Aaron Smith?
Easily the worst option
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kiap wrote:
trapper wrote:Shut up Justin...
The other bloke is the Kiwi version of Bruce McAvaney.

On the plus side, he does talk the game up.
Hahahaha, yeah you’re right there..
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Crusaders being raped in the tackle with the Clan getting heaps of turnovers
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trapper wrote:
kiap wrote:
trapper wrote:Shut up Justin...
The other bloke is the Kiwi version of Bruce McAvaney.

On the plus side, he does talk the game up.
Hahahaha, yeah you’re right there..
Is he the re-birth of WInston McCarthy?
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Maniototo Man wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
Maniototo Man wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
Maniototo Man wrote:Bugger. Rugby Pass is delaying all its stuff by about 30 minutes.

Don't want spoilers. Catch you guys after the game.
yeah, I wondered why it was showing a documentary. :(

anyone have a different working link? Asking for a friend.
This is the best my friend can do. My friend is considering just waiting for the better quality one to start.

http://live.harleyquinnwidget.live/free ... 44930.html
Thanks. My friend has made the same decision.
My friend says they have suddenly started showing it live NOT delayed on the good quality one.

21 minutes in as I post this.

https://www.vipleague.lc/1-crusaders-vs ... -streaming
my friend's link did the same!
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really enjoyed that Ash Dixon piece in the pre-match...
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Landers really need to hold the line for the last minute
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The crusaders “treating it like a final” penalty makes it 13-17 at halftime.
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Fat Old Git wrote:
my friend's link did the same!
Maybe we have the same friend! :D
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Cracking game.

Come on Landers, just gotta play the best 40mins ever this season.
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A good half from the visitors. They'll need to pull out the extra lungs for the 2nd half up-gear from the Crusaders though. It's coming.
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JPNZ wrote:The crusaders “treating it like a final” penalty makes it 13-17 at halftime.
Crusaders: so good at scoring just before the break. Highlanders: so good at coughing up points.

One of the stark differences between the sides.
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Shame for the Blues that despite a great season their last game means nothing. But that is life and sport. Should have got it done against the Canes and or the Saders when they had the chance.

If you hadn't noticed, I expect the Saders to pull away in the second half.
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Highlanders are playing as well as they can. The Crusaders are playing badly. Yet there is still only a four point margin. The Highlanders are winning breakdown turnovers for fun, and the Crusaders will need to get more cleaners to the breakdown and more quickly if they are going to have a chance of winning. Both halfbacks had good first halves.
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The Clan deserve their lead at half time. I expect the Saders to get a lot more ball 2nd half and send in a few more blokes into the ruck to clean out. The big body of Romano might help the cause there.
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Nice that our lads have the lead. It won't last though. When the Crusaders get the ball, they seem to be able to get through our first line far too easily.
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That sunstrike looks like it's getting progressively worse. You wonder if the accuracy might drop for the Saders second half.

I recall the old Lancaster park having a similar aspect. I might be wrong though.
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Let me just say here that I love these 3:35 pm kickoffs.

The Highlanders are going to have keep going at 100% to have a chance. The Crusaders backs seem to make easy yards.
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Maniototo Man wrote:
Fat Old Git wrote:
my friend's link did the same!
Maybe we have the same friend! :D
I believe we do! :)

Entertaining first half. And I can report that the Garage Project Sunrise Valley hazy IPA is a banger. Too bloody easy for an 8% er!
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Hunt's kicking to touch does my head in though... :lol:
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Why was the advantage not allowed?


EDIT:: got it
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Never released - counter-ruck my ass.
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My friend's sound feed seems to be about 30 seconds behind the visual. :(
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sonic_attack wrote:That sunstrike looks like it's getting progressively worse. You wonder if the accuracy might drop for the Saders second half.

I recall the old Lancaster park having a similar aspect. I might be wrong though.
Addington is north-west to south-east and Lancaster Park ran north to south. Not entirely dissimilar.
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FFAAARRRRKKKKKKK
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Richie D'ohunga...
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I would so laugh if that miss cost them the game. Cocky.
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I nominate the Highlander 14 for the All Blacks.
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Wow!
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
sonic_attack wrote:That sunstrike looks like it's getting progressively worse. You wonder if the accuracy might drop for the Saders second half.

I recall the old Lancaster park having a similar aspect. I might be wrong though.
Addington is north-west to south-east and Lancaster Park ran north to south. Not entirely dissimilar.

A lot of play is across field - if you are a Chief anyway
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:lol: :lol: @Halls face
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