Monday, February 18, 2008

Crusaders begin Crusade (tvnz)

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/1585378

The Crusaders have beaten the Brumbies 34-3 at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday night in the first game of Super 14 2008

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1584399

Crusaders too good for rusty Brumbies
Feb 16, 2008

The Crusaders have beaten the Brumbies 34-3 at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday night in the first game of Super 14 2008.

The match was free-flowing although not cintilating in the first half as Both sides looked to be adjusting to the swag of new rules and changes for 2008 and there was a lot of players sucking in the big ones early on.

But it was the home side who ran away with it and number 8 Mose Tuiali'i who caused the damage scoring two tries for the Crusaders as they eventually powered home over the boys from accross the Tasman.

The Brumbies never looked in the contest as they couldnt hold onto the ball for sustained periods and cause any real pressure, with knock ons a constant problem in the wet conditions, and their only points coming from a solitary Julian Huxley penalty in the first half.

Crusaders:
Tries: Mose Tuiali'i (2), Daniel Carter (1) and Brad Thorn (1).
Pen: Daniel Carter (2) Con: Daniel Carter (3)
Brumbies:
Con: Julina Huxley (1)
Half time: 10-3 (Crusaders).

The Crusaders will be pleased with the win especially the bonus point for their four tries as they jump on a plane and head for South Africa on Saturday.
The Blues will look to get things underway on Saturday night as they take on the boys from down the road, the Chiefs.
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Pic 2 : Richie is the tackler (hidden by Brumbies player)
For this weekend's results, follow this link http://www.super14.com/results/2008/week1.asp

1 comment:

CrystaL said...

He's so sexy under the rain ^_^