Super Rugby Final: Waratahs 33, Crusaders 32

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


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)

  29 comments for “Super Rugby Final: Waratahs 33, Crusaders 32

  1. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm
  2. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm
    @bchanakira2: Told you Tahs will go hard
  3. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    Unrelenting. wow
  4. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm
    Wow Read is just brilliant player
  5. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm
    Slade makes it 26-23 for Saders after 56 min
  6. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    Some brilliant play from Tahs and Saders as brilliant in defense
  7. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm
    Cooper in for his second and Tahs hit in the last 20 min
  8. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    Tahs lead 30-26 with 15 min left
  9. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    Saders with penalty straight in front
  10. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    Saders trail now with one point 30-29
  11. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    Saders take the lead again with a penalty and lead 32-30 with 3 min left
  12. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    Richie give the penalty away 45 meter out wit 1 and half minutes left
  13. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    Tahs lead with 1 min left 33-32
  14. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    Thas win!!
  15. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    Waratahs Chapions of 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby
  16. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm
    @Jacques(Bunny): humble pie gobbled up. what a game….
  17. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    @bchanakira2: Best game of the season, skills unbelievable and the intensity for 80 min….

    Great to have witness this

  18. avatar
    August 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    @bchanakira2: Think i must start betting on these games smile

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

  19. DavidS
    August 2, 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.

  20. avatar
    August 2, 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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