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That’s even more insulting 😁 😂 I hate the Blues and wouldn’t put Ioane near a 6 ABs jersey but it always makes me laugh when amatures like act like you say dumb things.

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

The game has changed drastically since we won the cup in 2015. 1331 or variations of that (242)was the go to. Nowadays the zones and channels have shifted to suit a kick and contest style of that suits big teams like England and SA. France have a hybrid model which aligns with our style, Ireland too. We don’t have the size to perfect the kick and contest. We will have to go with a hybrid model and back the instincts of Richie and Beauden to get us across the line.

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

Ofa? This is a pisstake right?

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

“Slow moving plodder…”
If so, even an amature like you could tackle a slow moving plodder 😛

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

I’d pay to see you tackle him 😱

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

Ref did everything in his power to keep the Blues in the game. Missed a tonne of Blues infringements and killed any advantage to Saders when it looked like they would score. He gets a 2/10 from me.

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

Player ratings: Crusaders backs…
15. W. Jordan 7
Unable to breech the line like he normally does but was positionally sound and safe as houses in defence.
14. S. Reece 9
Incredible performance, pound for pound the toughest bloke on the field. His instincts and positional awareness in defence and attack is next level
13. J Goodhue 7
Solid, gave a great offload that almost resulted in a try. Defended like his life depended on it
12. D. Havili 9.5
A master class, schooling RTS in the art of 2nd five play.
11. Fainganuku 9
Work rate-check, threat-check, intensity-check, collision ad line-check. Incredible!
10. Richie 10
A virtuoso performance for the ages. We often harp on about his attacking game, but his defensive reads and ability to snuff out any potential Blues threat tonight was the cream on the cake. His decision making and match management skills were next level. The clincher for me was his defensive strategy and effort during the Blues dominant period around the 60 minute mark. He is now the complete 5/8.
9. B. Hall 9
His service tonight was top drawer stuff. Kicks out of hand were perfectly placed and scored an important try on the stroke of halftime. Unlucky to miss out on ABs.

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

The Crusaders intensity and accuracy was next level tonight. And despite the ref doing everything in his power to keep the Blues in the match, the saders were not to be denied. This performance matches the win in Canberra as my favorite final performance. The difference here was that with so many Saders missing out on the ABs to the overrated Blues pretty boys, they wanted this match to send a message to Fozzie and the ABs selectors that they messed up bad.

REACTION: 'A complete performance'- Crusaders dominate Blues to take Super Rugby Pacific crown

If you’re good enough you’re big enough

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Lukas Tui is a beast. If he were a kiwi he’d be a shoo in for 6

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Noone scares me more as an ABs fan than Kellaway. He has the skill set to play midfield and is by far the most intelligent Wallabies back they have. I’d love to see him at 12. Reminds me so much of a guy who broke our kiwi hearts on dozens of occasion. First name Tim.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

It’s pure and simple physics. F= m x e.
The Boks are massive people, Japan are not. Sadly for Japan that was ruthlessly exposed tonight.

Boks best Blossoms: South Africa into semi-finals

England = clinical, physical, robotic
ABs = clinical, counter attack, unpredictable.

If the ABs can match Englands physicality it will be game over. If they can’t, England by a dozen.

Six talking points from Wallabies versus England

If, and it’s a big if, they get past Japan, which they should but won’t.

Six talking points from Wallabies versus England

There is no substitute for rugby IQ and the Genia/Lelliofano axis had none of that today. You could have wheeled out Farr-Jones and had a better outcome.

Six talking points from Wallabies versus England

No more dangerous team in a one off match than the Wallabies. They sabotaged us (ABs) in 91′ and 03′ and England in 15′ and it wouldn’t surprise me if they do it again tonight.

England vs Wallabies: Rugby World Cup quarter-final preview and prediction

Yip Poideven for his aggression and work rate.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies team to face England in the World Cup quarter-final

15. Mat Burke
14. Joe Roff
13. Daniel Herbert
12. Tim Horan
11. David Campese
10. Mark Ella
9. Nick Farr-Jones
8. Toutai Kefu
7. George Smith
6. David Pocock
5. John Eales
4. Simon Poideven
3. Ewan McKenzie
2. Phil Kearns
1. Tony Daly

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies team to face England in the World Cup quarter-final

Bollocks! You obviously didn’t watch much of Brian Lima did you? His technique was close to perfect. Please stick to Soccer or Netball. ⚽

World Rugby and the refs are killing the game

And best of luck to all the run of the mill, salt of the earth, Saturday arvo club referees asked to implement this one. 😂

World Rugby and the refs are killing the game

I’m an ABs fan, despise the Wannabies but truth is truth they were robbed straight up.

Wales withstand Wallabies' second-half fightback

This world cup will be decided by the TMO. Time to find a new sport.

Wales withstand Wallabies' second-half fightback

My worst fears have come true. Rugby has turned into soccer. TMO should hang his head in shame for his performance tonight.

Wales withstand Wallabies' second-half fightback

He may, or may not have. We will never truly know. One thing I do know is that anyone who says they played during the 90’s and doesn’t remember a sledging and win at all costs culture are lying or suffering from amnesia. The fact that CA have adopted ridiculous slogans such as “elite honesty” and “make Australians proud again” proves that a significant rebranding effort is taking place and with it, a massive cutural shift. I’m just saying Australia are not ready for that yet and the latest set of results proves that. I wonder what Lillie, McGrath, Thomo, Hughes think about this PC rubbish.

What happened to the Aussie attack?

80’s and 90’s Rob. You know, Lillie, Pascoe, Thomo, Hogg, McDermott, Lawson, Hughes, Reid, McGrath, et, al. Surely you remember the win at all costs mentality that was entrenched in the tea, back then, even if it meant, cheating, lying and playing outside of the spirit of the game, you know like the ‘under-arm’, Dyer’s ‘catch’ down leg, ‘Waugh’s ‘don’t walk if you nick it’, et, al.

It truly fascinates me how fans like yourself refuse to acknowledge the cultural shift Australia are currently going through. Is it because you are ashamed of the way the team conducted itself in the past? All I can say is that it worked wonders for you. For nearly two decades they dominated world cricket. Yes there were expectional and once in a life time talents, but they also operated within a win at all costs framework too.

What happened to the Aussie attack?

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