Reds (6) 18 / Crusaders (7) 13 (Final Score)

The Reds hosted the Crusaders in the Final of Super Rugby 2011 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia at 11:40 SA Time (19:40 Brisbane Time). This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.

In a truly super Super Rugby Final, the Reds emerge as worthy champions.

What a tournament we’ve had!!


Reds: 2 Penalties & 1 Conversion Quade Cooper, 1 Try Digby Ioane, 1 Try Will Genia

Crusaders: 1 Conversion & 2 Penalties & 1 Try Dan Carter



Reds: 15 Jono Lance, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Radike Samo, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley.
Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jake Schatz, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Will Chambers.

Crusaders: 15  Tom Marshall, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Matt Todd, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Matt Berquist, 22 Ryan Crotty.

Date: Saturday, July 9
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 19.40 (09.40 GMT)
Expected weather: Clear skies. Low of 5°C, high of 20°C
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Stuart Dickinson (Australia), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

214 Responses to Super Rugby: Reds vs Crusaders – Game Thread

  • 201

    @ grootblousmile:199 – Yip time is flying by before we know it the world cup will be starting.

  • 202

    200@ Puma:
    Do they still sell parraffine Keyboards for the old XT computers…. hehehe

  • 203

    201@ Puma:
    I’m a bit sad to see that the Currie Cup will be so wateed down and that the Tri-Nations won’t be strenght vs strenght.

    So many Bulls rested… then still 9 Bulls in the Bokke 2nd stringers…

    So, it’s actually a complete Bulls Vodacom Cup squad taking part in the Currie Cup…

    Almost the same for the Sharks & WP.

  • 204

    @ Puma:
    I have done two 10ks in two weeks. Improved by 5 mins on my second one!!
    How you used to run marathons and Comrades is beyond me!!

  • 205

    Blue Bulls basically have Gary Botha, Derick Kuun, Dewaldt Potgieter, Jaco Pretorius and Gerhard van den Heever in the Currie Cup…. the only players who regularly play for the Bulls Super Rugby side.

    3 of those mostly were replacement players (Botha, Kuun & Van den Heever) in 2011.

  • 206

    Have a great weekend all, thanks for your company and thanks for the superBru fun, it has been a laugh.

    SuperBul thanks for orgaising the RT superBru again,

    Outta Here xxx

  • 207

    @ Blue Bird:204 – Well done. Don’t worry too much about your time. I know runners always will be competitive against the clock. Sometimes it takes the joy out of it. Just run for the love of it. So whatever time you ran it don’t matter, as long as you enjoyed it and finished, that all that counts. Well done our fit Brit…hehehe

    Remember don’t start to do the longer runs. The knees will get you in 10 years time and it will never have been worth it. Keep your races to 10km. That is far enough.

  • 208

    @ grootblousmile:202 – Gbs………..hehehe. No I actually use a wireless keyboard and a wireless receiver to that picks it up from my laptop to a bigger screen. So I can sit straight up and not bend my neck down. Better for the neck and back by looking straight at a screen than bending the neck to work on my lap top.

    I think it is the wireless receiver that may not be working. Cause the light comes on then off. So proabably why my keyboard not picking it up. Changed the batteries in the keyboard now so it can’t be the keyboard. What you think boeta? You think it is the wireless receiver?

    On your other post. I am very sad that the CC is no longer full strength.

  • 209

    208@ Puma:
    Difficult to say without seeing the Item in front of me and putting it through some tests…

    Wireless Keyboards & Mouse Combo’s, good ones, are not that expensive anymore… just over or under R200.00 as a start… unless you buy it at Incredible Corruption or one of those places… so it’s not worth bothering to fix it or battle with it too much.

    Have you tried taking the Receiver out, after doing a shut-down and inserting it in another USB port?

  • 210

    @ grootblousmile:209 – Will try that Gbs. Did think to just shut it down and see.

    Also now just typed this post and it never went. Had to log out and back again to get RT?

    What I wanted to say is remember I have a slipped disc in my neck the but it is fine after I had traction in hospital a few times a few years back. The reason I never like to use a laptop as you have to keep your head down and it puts pressure on the neck where the slipped disc is.

    Now going to shut everything down and see what happens with the receiver. If that don’t work will just go buy another today or tomorrow. Could be the receiver or keyboard. Might even be my laptop? Though it is working fine so can’t be that, well think it cant.

  • 211

    @ grootblousmile:209 – Gbs,

    Shut it down tired another USB port and still the same. Getting nothing from the receiver it seems. Light flashes then goes off. So thinking the fault is the receiver.

    Will take my laptop with tomorrow just in case it is the laptop, but doubt it is the laptop otherwise would not be able to use it.

    Damn so much happens at once. Also my battery in my golf cart has gone……..DAMN just when I wanted to have a game of golf. Know I should not play cause of the kak knees. So maybe the battery going there saved the knees today from playing golf…………hahaha. Getting a new battery there I may as well get a new cart. Also know can you believe my luck MY DAMN CAR battery is dead. The same thing happened before I went overseas on holiday. Now again? Something not right there either. So will have to get that checked on Monday.

    Lucky we each have a car.

    Anyhow out of here now. Thanks for the help boeta.

  • 212

    @ Puma: typo – know = now

    Now out of here……..hahaha

  • 213

    @ Puma:
    they say it never rains it pours or something like that.

    I feel so chuffed that the Reds won it almost feel like that feeling i had when the Bulls took their first title


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