JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Crusaders v Hurricanes

Date

Video settings

Please Log in to update your video settings

Video will begin in 5 seconds.

Video settings

Please Log in to update your video settings

Strange goings on at Camp Waratah

As Super Rugby commences, the Wallabies-packed Waratahs side is looking at what went wrong.

PT0M0S 620 349

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Last meeting:
Crusaders 42 bt Hurricanes 14 at Westpac Stadium
Head-to-head:
Played 21 Crusaders 15 Hurricanes 4 drawn 2
In Christchurch: Played 11 Crusaders 8 Hurricanes 2 drawn 1
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (NZL)
TV:
Live, FoxSports 3
TAB Sportsbet:
Crusaders $1.25 Hurricanes $3.85

Greg Growden writes: The Crusaders are suddenly omitting key players, and you have to wonder whether the big, ominous shadow of new All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is hovering all over this. So an upset is hovering. The Hurricanes are good outside chances.

AAP writes: As strong and as competitive as the Hurricanes have been over the years, they have regularly been bullied by the Crusaders. If there was ever a time to turn the tables, it’s now for the Wellingtonians. The ‘Canes have a bye and a clash with the Chiefs to follow so a loss here would mean curtains for the competition surprise-packets. They are helped by the fact the Crusaders will be without All Blacks trio Dan Carter, Kieran Read and Israel Dagg. But the visitors have been dealt a heavy injury blow themselves with TJ Perenara out for the rest of the season, Victor Vito out and Cory Jane still unavailable.

CRUSADERS: Sean Maitland, Adam Whitelock, Robbie Fruean, Ryan Crotty, Zac Guildford, Tom Taylor, Andy Ellis, Richie McCaw (c), Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano, Ben Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Quentin MacDonald, Owen Franks, Tom Donnelly/Ross Kennedy, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Tyler Bleyendaal, Patrick Osborne.

HURRICANES: Andre Taylor, Alapati Leiua, Conrad Smith (c), Tim Bateman, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, Chris Eaton, Brad Shields, Jack Lam/Karl Lowe, Faifili Levave, Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, Ben May, Dane Coles, Reg Goodes. Reserves: Motu Matu'u, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, James Broadhurst, Karl Lowe/Mark Reddish, Frae Wilson, Tusi Pisi, Jayden Hayward.

Related Coverage

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02:  Berrick Barnes of the Waratahs looks dejected after losing the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Hurricanes at Allianz Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) Strange goings on at Camp Waratah

As Super Rugby commences, the Wallabies-packed Waratahs side is looking at what went wrong.

Expert tips

Fairfax's panel of experts's tips for round 18.

Western Force v Brumbies

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Stormers v Lions

Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Bulls v Cheetahs

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

Highlanders v Chiefs

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Melbourne Rebels v Queensland Reds

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Related Coverage

Rugby Internationals 2014

Round 1
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
SAM 18 vs TGA 18 Report Stats
FJI 25 vs ITA 14 Report Stats
NZL 20 vs ENG 15 Report Stats
AUS 50 vs FRA 23 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 47 vs WXV 13 Report Stats
ARG 17 vs IRE 29 Report Stats
USA 6 vs SCO 24 Report Stats
CAN 25 vs JPN 34 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 2
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
SAM 15 vs ITA Report Stats
FJI 45 vs TGA 17 Report Stats
NZL 28 vs ENG 27 Report Stats
AUS 6 vs FRA Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 38 vs WAL 16 Report Stats
CAN 17 vs SCO 19 Report Stats
ARG 17 vs IRE 23 Report Stats
USA 29 vs JPN 37 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 3
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
ARG 19 vs SCO 21 Report Stats
FJI 13 vs SAM 18 Report Stats
JPN 26 vs ITA 23 Report Stats
AUS 39 vs FRA 13 Stats
NZL 36 vs ENG 13 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 31 vs WAL 30 Report Stats
USA 38 vs CAN 35 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 4
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
RSA 55 vs SCO 6 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 5
Sun, 02 NovTimes shown AEDT
BAR 36 vs AUS 40 Report Stats
USA 6 vs NZL 74 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 6
Sun, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
ITA 24 vs SAM 13 Report Stats
ENG 21 vs NZL 24 Report Stats
WAL 28 vs AUS 33 Report Stats
FRA 40 vs FJI 14 Report Stats
IRE 29 vs RSA 15 Report Stats
SCO 41 vs ARG 31 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 7
Sun, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
ITA 18 vs ARG 20 Report Stats
ENG 28 vs RSA 31 Report Stats
WAL 17 vs FJI 13 Report Stats
SCO 16 vs NZL 24 Report Stats
FRA 29 vs AUS 26 Report Stats
Mon, 17 NovTimes shown AEDT
IRE 49 vs GEO 7 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 8
Sun, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
ITA 6 vs RSA 22 Report Stats
SCO 37 vs TGA 12 Report Stats
IRE 26 vs AUS 23 Report Stats
WAL 16 vs NZL 34 Report Stats
ENG 28 vs SAM 9 Report Stats
FRA 13 vs ARG 18 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
Round 9
Sun, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
ENG 26 vs AUS 17 Report Stats
WAL 12 vs RSA 6 Report Stats
View All Fixtures
 
Featured advertisers