Game 5: When Crusaders cross swords

first_img Post by SA Rugby magazine It’s Andrew Mehrtens against Richie Mo’unga as two of the Crusaders’ title-winning teams face off in Game 5 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.The interactive tournament puts readers at the match controls to decide which of Super Rugby’s most prolific contenders was the greatest in the history of the southern-hemisphere competition.The 1996 Sharks beat the 2001 Brumbies in Game 1, the 2010 Stormers stopped the 2006 Crusaders in Game 2. In Game 3 the 2014 Waratahs came up short against the 2008 Crusaders, while the 2007 Bulls hammered the 2019 Jaguares in last week’s vote.Game 5 features the indomitable 2018 Crusaders against their 1999 predecessors in Christchurch. YOUR VOTE in the POLL below will decide who advances to the next round of the competition.The 1999 Crusaders – coached by Wayne Smith – finished fourth on the overall table in the Super 12 and memorably claimed back-to-back titles after beating the Highlanders in the final in Dunedin.The ’99 team was boosted by the presence of talismanic All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens, who finished as the season’s top points-scorer with 192 points (including four drop goals, 43 penalties and 32 conversions). There was also wing Afato So’oalo, who had the decisive touch in the final – scoring the winning try – and was the joint-top try-scorer with eight overall that season.In the pack, Smith’s side had All Blacks captain Reuben Thorne and an all-international tight five with lock Norm Maxwell, captain Todd Blackadder, props Greg Feek and Greg Somerville and hooker Mark Hammett.However, many of these great Crusaders are mirrored by their 2018 successors, a side that was in the middle of a three-title streak for the Kiwi juggernauts between 2017 and 2019.The 2018 Crusaders boasted All Blacks across the park, including World Cup winners in Ryan Crotty, Kieran Read and captain Sam Whitelock among others. Wing George Bridge scored 15 tries to finish second overall, while flyhalf Richie Mo’unga scored 150 points to finish as the seventh-highest points-scorer that year.The 2018 team finished on top of the overall Super Rugby conference before comfortably beating the Sharks and Hurricanes in the two playoffs in Christchurch, hosting the Lions in the final. Scott Robertson’s team would prove to be too good for their opponents, scoring four converted tries and three penalties to walk away with a 37-18 victory.1999 Crusaders – 15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Caleb Ralph, 13 Daryl Gibson, 12 Norm Berryman, 11 Afato So’oalo, 10 Andrew Mehrtens, 9 Justin Marshall, 8 Steve Surridge, 7 Reuben Thorne, 6 Angus Gardiner, 5 Norm Maxwell, 4 Todd Blackadder (c), 3 Greg Feek, 2 Mark Hammett, 1 Greg Somerville.Coach: Wayne Smith2018 Crusaders – 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.Coach: Scott Robertson This poll has ended (since 16 days). 2018 Crusaders by 6-10 2018 Crusaders by 1-5 Life Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 2018 Crusaders by 11+ 37.14% 1.43% Make your prediction! Game 5: When Crusaders cross swords AirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysio|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 15.71% Published on May 6, 2021 Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieJean de Villiers and Schalk Burger share some epic memories with former Springbok teammate Jaque Fourie on the first episode of season two of their ‘Use It or Lose It’ show.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Japan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndocenter_img 1999 Crusaders by 1-5 Posted in Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged Andrew Mehrtens, crusaders, Richie Mo’unga, Super Rugby 14.29% ‘ ‘ 17.14%  77  6 ‘ ‘ Combat Siege GamePlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addicted.Combat Siege Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWatch: Why Andre Esterhuizen is set for another banSA Rugby MagUndoBig-name Bok back for Bulls as they front up to StormersSA Rugby MagUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 1999 Crusaders by 11+ points 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 14.29% 1999 Crusaders by 6-10 ‘last_img

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