Super Rugby Final: Waratahs 33, Crusaders 32

August 2, 2014
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Tahs hosting the Crusaders in Sydney, that is the Super Rugby Final for 2014.

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Although the disappointment of no South Africa team in the final this should be one of those classic matches that we will remember for a long time.

One thing that rings in my head when thinking of the final this year was when South African Waratahs import Jacques Potgieter said a few months back that he does not care that they lost today, but that the Waratahs will be in final and will win it this year.

All we can do now is sit back and let it play out….



Recent results:
2013: Crusaders won 23-22, Christchurch
2012: Crusaders won 37-33, Sydney
2011: Crusaders won 33-18, Nelson
2010: Crusaders won 20-13, Christchurch
2009:  Crusaders won 17-13, Sydney
2008: Crusaders won 20-12, Christchurch (Final)
2008: Crusaders won 34-7, Christchurch
2007: Crusaders won 34-33, Sydney
2006: Crusaders won 17-11, Christchurch
2005: Crusaders won 35-25, Christchurch (Final)
2005: Crusaders won 33-27, Sydney


Teams:

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 6 Stephen Hoiles, 4 Jacques Potgieter, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements (two to be omitted): 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Mitchell Chapman, 21 Pat McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro,  24 Matt Carraro, 25 Peter Betham.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Kieron Fonotia, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Richie McCaw, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Johnny McNicholl.

Date: Saturday, August 2
Venue:  ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 19.40 (09.40 GMT, 21.40 NZT, 11.40 SAST)
Expected weather: It will be mostly clear, but there is a slight chance showers in the afternoon. High of 15°C, dropping to 11°C by match time – with a South to South-West wind of 28km/h.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

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29 Comments

  1. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Will be a cracker does not matter who win it at the end

  2. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Here we go Super Rugby Final 2014, Tahs against the Saders

  3. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 am

    First penalty for Tahs as Saders fall over in the ruck….Foley kicking for points….OVER!!! Tahs lead the final 3-0

  4. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:46 am

    TRY Tahs, they are a train on fire

  5. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Tahs lead 8-0 after 5 min

  6. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:51 am

    OVER!!! Tahs take a 11 point lead after 10 min

  7. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 9:53 am

    All is just working for Tahs….in the first few minutes of the game

  8. avatar bchanakira2 says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    wow

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    @bchanakira2: Told you Tahs will go hard

  10. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Carter of the field ……

  11. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Halftime score 20-13 for the Tahs

  12. avatar bchanakira2 says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Unrelenting. wow

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Wow Read is just brilliant player

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Slade makes it 26-23 for Saders after 56 min

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Some brilliant play from Tahs and Saders as brilliant in defense

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Cooper in for his second and Tahs hit in the last 20 min

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Tahs lead 30-26 with 15 min left

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Saders with penalty straight in front

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Saders trail now with one point 30-29

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Saders take the lead again with a penalty and lead 32-30 with 3 min left

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Richie give the penalty away 45 meter out wit 1 and half minutes left

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Tahs lead with 1 min left 33-32

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thas win!!

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Waratahs Chapions of 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby

  25. avatar bchanakira2 says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny): humble pie gobbled up. what a game….

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    @bchanakira2: Best game of the season, skills unbelievable and the intensity for 80 min….

    Great to have witness this

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    @bchanakira2: Think i must start betting on these games :)

    First prediction from David the whole season and his daughter win some medals, surely he will have some cold once this weekend

  28. avatar DavidS says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Told you…

    Look at what I call on SuperBru… go against it and you’re a sure fire winner…

    Bliksem Jacques last night’s comp was against the toughest clubs in Gauteng and some of the most biased judging I ever saw, so disorganised the kids 7-11 only started at 20:00 and ended at 22:00, her coach having a family emergency and having to work with a different coach and she STILL took an overall silver…

    Afterwards my girl’s words were the most descriptive…

    “This was even more difficult than North Zone nationals last year”

    I agree

    I must say that my wife dug my ribs a few times as I loudly exclaimed amazement at the totally shameless scoring by some judges.

  29. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    @DavidS: As long as she enjoys what she is doing she will keep winning those medals.

    Really sad to hear that we still have these problems in our sports with referees and judges that can so easily destroy a youngsters will to go on.

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