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Leicester, Toulouse, Ospreys and Munster get the same jealously up north. Think the Bulls get the same in the curry cup too don't they?
Posted 13:30 24th July 2012
georgesmith.. i heard that recent interview and hammett did NOT say the crusaders cheat.. what he did say is that they push the boundaries really well as is the job of all 7s..and the crusaders are smart enough to do it better than most!
if you knew the integrity of hammet then you would know that he wouldnt tell such a lie!!
Posted 10:22 24th July 2012
Georgesmith, would your comments be mitivated by any of the following facts??
No Aus side anywhere near good enough to left in the competition at this stage.
Crusaders have set the benchmark in super rugby for some time.
Wobblies have struggled to beat the ABs since Richie first put on a black shirt.
Even crossing the Tasman to get our best available coach (at the time) has not helped the Wobblies cause.
Your knowledge of the game is poor.
You can only criticise others, now that your own teams have bombed out.
Secretly you wish you were born elsewhere, somewhere the game is played well.
Posted 08:11 24th July 2012
its all well and good for the coach to be saying they are good enough, Come Friday the players are going to have to believe they are.
The last couple of weeks will have knocked some of the belief from the Chiefs.
Posted 05:28 24th July 2012
Yea I'm not a Crusaders fand and the constant cheats tag is getting somewhat boring now.
For me I'd like to see the Cheifs progress and win the title based on the way they play the game... but if the Crusaders to well then all power to them.
Posted 01:15 24th July 2012
"not allow McCaw to influence the game" give us a break; he was Crusaders' top tackler in Saturday's game v Bulls, how about accepting he leads by example?
Posted 23:53 23rd July 2012
"Saders - for me - are quickly becoming the moaners of the competition".... I can't say I have heard the crusaders moaning any more than other teams, and certainly not as much as moaners like you on this site. I too am tired of the negativity and talk of cheating. Crusaders/Richie have been labelled cheats for years - if thats the case then there is a major fault with the game in allowing them to do so - I for one don't buy into that rubbish though....
Posted 23:38 23rd July 2012
@comeonletsplay - ur right... Both Richie and Crusaders cheat a lot. Tis a big feature of their game which the referee and other officials need to police properly. I feel for Chiefs coz they hev no chance if referee fails to penalize Crusaders for cheating at the breakdown. It wil b robbery if they get away wif it. Even M.Hammet, a former Crusader says the side cheats. The big question is... after how many penalties wil the referee issue card to a Crusaders player.
Posted 22:03 23rd July 2012
comeonletsplay name me a team that doesnt try to slow play down, name a team that dont wave their arms at the ref for perceived infringements by the opposition ... name me a captain that doesnt talk to the ref(did you realise thats what they are suppose to do!!)
its weird bc once upon a time people said as captain he was too quiet!!
anyway you need to blame it on ritchie/ref/ and the tactics of the crusaders bc the only other option is to look at your own shortcomings.. and most dont want to do that!!
irb must be blind/stupid or condoning blatant "cheating" and bad sportsmanship, considering richie is the only player in history to be awarded player of the year multiple times!
Posted 21:21 23rd July 2012
Crusaders do get in the refs ear a lot but that's the nature of the game, take what you can when you can, all the great captains have done it in their own way, Fitzy, Eales, Gregan, Johnson, Smit and now McCaw. Dream final would be Chiefs v Sharks, a first time winner would be great for the comp and to say the Crusaders and Sharks have been the best 2 teams this year is rubbish, Stormers have clearly been the best and should they win it'll be well deserved.
Posted 20:56 23rd July 2012
(Sir) Richard has been influencing the game for many years and your reference to him as cheat smacks of jealousy...
Remind me again of how Super Rugby championships that the Chiefs have won?
Posted 18:47 23rd July 2012
Most people seem to hate the Crusaders - perhaps it's because they win, but this 'cheats' rubbish is not only unjustified, it's downright tedious. Dream final: Crusaders vs Sharks, the two best teams in the comp. by a mile.
Posted 14:55 23rd July 2012
As a Waikato born and bred, with a passion for the Chiefs, I think there is a small mountain to climb unfortunately. Positive play and not allowing Saders to cheat and close the fast play off the boys stand a good chance.
Clarke will have to work on the ref as well and not allow McCaw to influence the game as he has been doing of late. Saders - for me - are quickly becoming the moaners of the competition and love nothing more that waving hands in the air and moaning at the ref = McCaw, Ellis, Flynn
Its going to be EPIC either way, with the title of S15 champs to be in NZ
Posted 14:05 23rd July 2012
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