Posts Tagged "Crusaders"
Star five-eighth Daniel Carter will take a six-month break from rugby following the All Blacks tour of Europe in November.
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But for a pushed drop goal from Dan Carter, we could this week be talking about something that seemed so highly unlikely last week: the Brumbies hosting the Super Rugby decider in Canberra.
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The Super Rugby hangover following the completion of the Lions series is officially over.
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Shaun Veldsman isn’t known outside South Africa, but today he stands tall as a very honest man when he ruled Matt Toomua’s pass to Tevita Kuridrani was legit for the Brumbies to cement a berth in the Super Rugby final next weekend.
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After finishing atop the overall Super Rugby table, the Chiefs host the Crusaders tonight in the first Super Rugby semi-final, with the winner progressing to the final next weekend. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 5.35pm AEST.
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Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has no qualms about leaving All Blacks captain Richie McCaw on the bench for Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs in Hamilton.
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Saturday evening, Australian time, will see the all-New Zealand semi-final clash between the Chiefs and the Crusaders.
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As I said in an article yesterday, it’s time to Watch the Throne in Super Rugby. The champion Chiefs have accepted the challenge from the red-hot Crusaders.
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There was an article in the Sydney newspapers over the weekend stating that in an interview with Jake White he was focusing on the finals, he called it ‘forward thinking’ and preparation had to be in place.
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Watching the game the other night, it seemed to me that the Crusaders were using their defence as an attacking weapon.
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Part one of Jake White’s master plan for a home final is complete; the Crusaders have accounted for the Reds in Christchurch, and his Brumbies have held out the Cheetahs in Canberra.
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On Saturday night the Crusaders tore open the Reds until they’d exposed their soft underbelly in a ferocious display of dominant rugby. In every phase of the game their play was clinical and dominant.
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The Queensland Reds have lamented farewelling master coach Ewen McKenzie with a limp 38-9 Super Rugby finals loss as they were outclassed and overpowered by the red-hot Crusaders in Christchurch.
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The Super Rugby finals begin this afternoon as the Crusaders host the Reds in Christchurch. Join us at 5.35pm this afternoon for live scores and commentary.
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Veteran hooker Corey Flynn admits Queensland’s 2011 Super Rugby success still pains the Crusaders and they’re bracing for a Reds side that can rock their Christchurch fortress on Saturday.
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The Super Rugby finals are upon us now. It’s time to preview the first round of knockout matches for this year. First up, the Reds travel to play the Crusaders.
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The definitive preview ahead of the Super Rugby qualifying finals.
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It’s freezing, hostile territory but the Crusaders’ ominous home advantage at their new AMI Stadium doesn’t faze the Queensland Reds ahead of Saturday night’s Super Rugby play-off.
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The Crusaders are Super Rugby’s white-hot form side, boast a chilly home advantage and a superior finals springboard but unfazed Queensland have predicted they’ll also bring out the Reds’ best on Saturday.
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On Sunday, at 5.15 am (do officials think rugby writers never sleep?), SANZAR sent out an email to hundreds of media outlets and writers titled: ‘Dates and times confirmed for 2013 Super Rugby Qualifiers’.
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