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Crusaders add to Aussies dark weekend in beating Tahs


It has been a disappointing weekend for Aussie sides by the time the Waratahs kicked off at home against the Crusaders on Sunday morning and it will just get even more disappointing when they went down 41-22.

It was the Crusaders on fire again in the first half with the Waratahs playing there part but at the end their defense again have been poor although they were in the game for 60 minutes of the match.

On social media fans are saying they have no passion, no structure and poor in most aspects of the game and they way they played yet again this statement makes sense from their fans.

The Crusaders is not the easiest team to play against and even worst when you are struggling with your game and the Waratahs, although full of Aussie stars cannot seemed to get up for these big games anymore.

The Crusaders would be very pleased with the six victories so far from six matches this season as they go into a well earned bye week.

Tries from George Bridge, David Havili, Tim Bateman (2), Bryn Hall and Ben Funnell saw the New Zealand outfit claim five points on Sunday.

In reply the Waratahs’ try-scorers were Michael Hooper, Jake Gordon and Taqele Naiyaravoro as they missed the chance to go top of the Australian conference. This was also their fourth loss from six games so far in 2017.

Serious questions needs to be asked from Waratahs coaching staff and players as this is just not good enough for the quality that is in this team.

The Wararahs have not had a great season so far and this was their first New Zealand team they faced and need to pick themselves up as they face the Hurricanes next week which makes the task not any easier.

The Crusaders was full value for their bonus point win and will get into the bye week knowing they have done enough.

The scorers:

For Waratahs:
Tries: Hooper, Gordon, Naiyaravoro
Cons: Robinson 2
Pens: Robinson
Yellow Cards:

For Crusaders:
Tries: Bridge, Havili, Bateman 2, Hall, Funnell
Cons: Hunt 3, McKenzie
Pens: Hunt
Yellow Cards: