Hoopert deserves to be dropped, but otherwise this is a strange team. Almost like we are conceding. Hope we pull something from deep down.
Big call to have Lucas given his chance v Crusaders with Hegharty on the bench. Looks like the starting props will be getting a lot of minutes againHoopert deserves to be dropped, but otherwise this is a strange team. Almost like we are conceding. Hope we pull something from deep down.
I feel like this team is halfway to being a real chance of surprising the Crusaders. If Thorn had started McReight (for ASY (Angus Scott-Young)) and maybe Daugunnu (for either winger) then I feel like this team is unknown enough to cause an upset. Or go completely the other way and get flogged.
Wonder how much lineout and driving maul training both teams have been doing. One offensively, the other defensively.
Fair to say this has been the biggest killer this season would it not? - overtaking the usual shit exits whinge we all have
ASY (Angus Scott-Young) was immense last week, think he adds plenty.
McReight is good enough to start - but I don’t mind the hardened bodies doing the early grunt.
Yowsers. Like seeing Lucas - Stewart, but I would have been happy to wait somewhat longer though.
Like to see Daugunu get a few more minutes this time.
Crusaders: George Bridge, Sevu Reece, Jack Goodhue, Dallas McLeod, Leicester Faingaanuku, Richie Mo'unga, Ere Enari, Tom Sanders, Tom Christie, Cullen Grace, Mitchell Dunshea, Scott Barrett (c). Michael Ala'alatoa, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody. Reserves: Brodie McAlister, George Bower, Oliver Jager, Luke Romano, Sione Havili, Mitchell Drummond, Brett Cameron, Manasa Mataele.
Rasta man has the whistle.