Crockett out as Crusaders go for ninth Super Rugby title

05 Agosto, 2018, 18:27 | Author: Thomas Hicks
  • Lions head coach Swys de Bruin oversees warm up ahead of the Highlanders v Lions Super Rugby Week 13 Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin New Zealand. 12 May 2018

Sadly, ill-discipline may have cost the Lions the title at home past year, when Kwagga Smith was red-carded for a clumsy challenge in the air on Crusaders fullback David Havili.

In pursuit of their ninth title, the Crusaders are 20-0 in home playoff games, while they haven't tasted defeat in a Super match in the Garden City since Scott Robertson took over from Todd Blackadder at the start of past year. People didn't think that France could win and we got smacked quite badly.

The Golden Lions' Elton Jantjies passes the ball during their Super Rugby match against the Queensland Reds, in Brisbane, on April 28, 2018. "Who's going to dominate the lineouts and you can't really say".

However, Crockett has been left out of the Crusaders' match 23 for the final, with Robertson admitting it was the most hard decision of his coaching career.

Makalio was a late withdrawal from last week's semi-final due to a calf injury and was replaced by Seb Siataga on the bench.

Flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis will replace Jordan Tafua who broke his arm for the Crusaders Super Rugby title defense against the Lions in Christchurch on Saturday.

Robertson also preferred the youth of David Havili at fullback rather than recall the experienced Israel Dagg.

87 - The amount of tries scored by the Lions this season is greater than any other team in the competition, but just one more than the Crusaders (86).

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So I will have that talk like that to them.

"It's a real momentum-changer for them".

"If you look at their results in the last couple of weeks, how they've just constantly improved".

In a bid to win their first Super championship, Lions mentor Swys de Bruin has come up with unique strategy to keep his players fresh from travel fatigue.

They will have only one training session before their Captain's Run on Friday.

"We have to go and do a job", de Bruin said in explaining the new rituals.

"I was a bit‚" said De Bruin when asked whether he found the early timing of the appointment surprising.

"It's vital that we don't make the occasion too big, that we don't focus on must be about the team only, and we're going to have to stick to what has worked for us", added De Bruin. He's playing the way we're expecting him to play behind a pack like that.



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