Friday, March 02, 2007

Super 14. Day 5. Preview

I'm being lazy ; I've just found this great article on Rugby Heaven and I chose to post it without touching it. I just put off the 'bet amount thing' --because it's forbidden in France
Maybe I'll do it before every Super 14 day because the previews are objective --unlike mine!-- and pretty good
You can check the real article (the link is at the bottom of the article)

ps : you won't have the Blues' result before the end of the Day 5...just a pic to wait! Good to see Dougie on the field!

Je deviens faineante...j'ai trouve cet article sur Rugby Heaven et je le poste sans y toucher (pas tellement vrai : j'ai retire les cotes de chaque equipe ; les paris sont interdits ici!)
Si ca vous va, je le referai avant chaque journee : les 'previews' sont objectives (en tout cas plus que les miennes) et pas trop mauvaises
Pour le vrai article, le lien est en bas

ps : pas de score pour les Blues avant la fin officielle de la journee...juste une photo pour attendre! et ca fait du bien de revoir D.Howlett!

Auckland, Friday 5.35pm

Sydney, Friday 7.40pm

Bloemfontein, Saturday 4.10am

Palmerston North, Saturday 5.05pm

Canberra, Saturday 7.10pm

Brisbane, Saturday 9.15pm

Durban, Sunday 2am

The match of the round. The Sharks have made a wonderful start to the year without being brilliant, while the Cantabrians showed off their point-scoring prowess last week. Back to their best form, the Crusaders displayed a crisp and confident game of clever kicks and on-the-money passes, led by five-eighth Stephen Brett. Winger Rico Gear returns to bolster the vistors' attack after missing the last game through injury. The Sharks have been the most frugal side defensively this year and are undefeated so the challenge will be a massive one for Canterbury - but they will win this. Their front row stepped up a notch in the last game and the centre pairing of Casey Laulala and Rua Tipoki is developing very well. Percy Montgomery will be big threat, not only with his goal-kicking but also by joining the backline, and gaining yardage through his punting in general play. Playmaker Butch James has yet to find his best though. Crusaders will get home by five to 10 points.

Sharks: Percy Montgomery, Odwa Ndungane, Waylon Murray, Brad Barritt, JP Pietersen, Butch James, Ruan Pienaar, Ryan Kankowski, AJ Venter, Jacques Botes, Johann Muller, Johan Ackermann, BJ Botha, John Smit (capt), Deon Carstens. Reserves: Bismarck du Plessis, Beast Mtawarira, Albert van den Berg, Warren Britz, Keegan Daniel, Rory Kockott, Adrian Jacobs

Crusaders: Scott Hamilton, Rico Gear, Casey Laulala, Rua Tipoki, Caleb Ralph, Stephen Brett, Andrew Ellis, Mose Tuiali'i, Johnny Leo'o, Kieran Read, Michael Paterson, Ross Filipo, Campbell Johnsone, Corey Flynn, (captain), Ben Franks. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Wyatt Crockett, Isaac Ross, Peter Nixon, Kevin Senio, Tusi Pisi, Brent Ward.
Ref: S Dickinson (Aus).

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1 comment:

Sportingo said...


I would like to speak with you about publishing some articles on the All Blacks.