1. Welcome to the Green and Gold Rugby forums. As you can see we've upgraded the forums to new software. Your old logon details should work, just click the 'Login' button in the top right.

Crusaders v Reds SR R6 2020 Friday 4:05PM (Q)

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by dru, Mar 3, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

    Likes Received:
    9,773
    Easily the best Tupou has played all season, his break in the 76th minute was outstanding for a THP who had played the whole game. It's the Taniela we know exists, but haven't seen enough over the last 12 months.
    Penguin, Seb V and formerflanker like this.
  2. dru Mark Ella (57)

    Likes Received:
    3,671
    On my Kayo account. Interesting that you missed it.
  3. formerflanker Bob Davidson (42)

    Likes Received:
    1,309
      1. A player on the ground without the ball is out of the game and must:
        1. Allow opponents who are not on the ground to play or gain possession of the ball.
        2. Not play the ball.
        3. Not tackle or attempt to tackle an opponent.
    Sanction: Penalty.
    Tomikin likes this.
  4. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

    Likes Received:
    3,215

    You don't need luck. You need a solid line-out, goal kicker and maul.
    molman, dru and Dan54 like this.
  5. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

    Likes Received:
    3,756
    I was wondering why that wasn't picked up, but then recalled that almost never are anymore, I recall a test last year where a player on his knees did same thing!
    In saying that I pretty sure there were a few things went both ways , and although Reds gave it a redhot shot, I suspect if any of the kicks went over they may have lost it anyway. There lineout at times is woeful, and decision making horrendus.
  6. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

    Likes Received:
    1,634
    I’m in Melbourne on business, still haven’t seen the game :( gutted we didn’t get it done - but stoked that we are playing so competitively. The is the beginnings of a very good side.
  7. TSR Peter Johnson (47)

    Likes Received:
    3,331
    Hard to fathom why Campbell is kicking. And when he handed the duties over, it wasn’t to Stewart or Lucas, but to Malolua who didn’t seem any better (albeit off a sample of 1). Equally hard to fathom what is happening with the lineout. The Reds just seem so easy for other teams to pick. Not often you get a chance to roll the Crusaders at home and they were ripe for the picking.

    Despite all this I must say I am still enjoying watching the Reds. I am disappointed that they are losing but there is some really good stuff going on. Stewart has found his spot at 12, Salakai-Loto seems to be kicking on with his play, Speight has found a new lease of life and Wilson & Campbell were outstanding.

    Special mention to Tupou. I thought he was a bit subdued last week but his form this year has been exceptional. He has really increased his work rate and the quality of his work is still there.

    I dunno - sure I’d love to be winning and it is especially frustrating when things like goal kicking and the lineout are letting them down (with that forward pack the lineout should be as good as anyone’s) but you can see the players are working hard and there are parts of their game that are the best they have been since 2011.
    Johnny Drama, dru and Bobby Sands like this.
  8. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

    Likes Received:
    5,288
    CruSadists have fallen into the trap of trying to play the footy they WANT to play rather than the footy they NEED to play. Hopefully the Tribe loss & Reds near-loss will cause them to re-think things & get back to playing meat & potatoes from kickoff & gravy if & when the match situation allows. Sure it's probably a bit boring but winning is the best boredom antidote there is.
    dru likes this.
  9. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

    Likes Received:
    435
    @waiopehu, this new crop of Crusaders look a little arrogant with their play. It's like they feel they will win so they can fling it around a little whilly nilly. Even Richie Mo'unga is being overly cute at times. I think they really miss some of the old heads like of Read and Whitelock who would do the meat and potatoes as you put it. Some of those passes were beyond poor, and the silliness at the rucks really lacked some of the professionalism of the past.

    All that said, boy could I watch Goodhue all day. I think that time with Sonny Bill in the AB's has paid off because some of those offloads are gems.
    Dan54 and waiopehu oldboy like this.
  10. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

    Likes Received:
    2,489
    Thanks :) that makes sense
  11. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

    Likes Received:
    2,489
    I think its pretty outstanding how good Topou and AAA are.. they both are putting in massive shifts but not lacking at the end of games..I wish all our players for the wallabies where like those 2..
  12. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

    Likes Received:
    2,489
    Im going to throw it out there, its hard to kick in the stadium, even Hegarty missed by a country miile.. I dont think they were ready for the ground to kick.
  13. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

    Likes Received:
    5,288
    Yep, yep & yep.
    Dan54 and molman like this.
  14. Johnny Drama Sydney Middleton (9)

    Likes Received:
    37
    I've never seen an ad during play on Fox.
  15. Johnny Drama Sydney Middleton (9)

    Likes Received:
    37
    Didn't seem to bother Mo'unga.
  16. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

    Likes Received:
    3,756
    molman, you are obviously a good observant rugby man, I don't think I have seen a more spot on description of the Crusaders!!

    I wonder if Robertson may just be missing some of his assistants of last couple of years in coaching department as well.
  17. Ulrich Trevor Allan (34)

    Likes Received:
    767
    And yet the Crusaders won.

    Was a perfect opportunity for the Reds to take them.

    Now the Crusaders will probably end up growing another arm and a leg, you know, usual prerogative for them.
  18. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

    Likes Received:
    435
    
Just watch too much Rugby like many here I suspect :)

    You could be right re: the assistants. I wonder a little at the temperament of some of the newer lads too. Time will tell. Still a great club with great systems and coaching.



    It's become a habit as they say. I think this is the first year in awhile I look at them an think someone could take them. Still a lot of talent there though.
    Dan54 likes this.
  19. Ulrich Trevor Allan (34)

    Likes Received:
    767
    I hope you are right @molman.

    The competition appears to be better this year than last year, albeit to the detriment of several teams due to departures of sane heads.
    molman likes this.
  20. Jimmy_Crouch Phil Hardcastle (33)

    Likes Received:
    696
    Interestingly in the Aus V USA 7s game this morning a USA player was carded for this
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page