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The Rebels have cobbled together just eight log points this season from one win (home to the Brumbies), one draw (away to the Sharks) and a couple of losing bonus points (home to the Tahs and the Reds. They have already met the other four New Zealand sides and they were beaten of sight by the Highlanders in Dunedin and the Canes in Wellington whilst the Blues won 56-18 at this stadium back in Round 1. The closest they have come to a NZ side came in Round 4 when the Chiefs were here, a game the Rebels lost 27-14.
The Crusaders are threatening to go through the whole of the regular season with a 100% record. After this they have two tough tests at home to the Highlanders and away to the Hurricanes but they keep clearing every hurdle put in their way, most recently local derby matches at home to the Canes (20-12) and last week’s 31-24 win over the Chiefs in Suva. The Saders have beaten four other Australian sides this season including bonus point wins at home to the Force (45-17) and away to the Waratahs (41-22) but early in the campaign they had to work harder to see off the Brumbies in Christchurch (17-13) and the Reds in Brisbane (22-20).
It was a procession for the Crusaders in their 2016 game as they ran in 13 tries to win 85-26. Sam Whitelock, Ryan Crotty (2), Scott Barrett, Alex Hodgman, Nemani Nadolo, Johnny McNicholl (3), Codie Taylor (2), Pete Samu and Matt Todd all crossed the whitewash with Richie Mo’unga kicking 14 points and Nadolo six via conversions. In reply, Nic Stirzaker, Reece Hodge, Culum Retallick and Sefanaia Naivalu were the Rebels’ try-scorers on a forgetful evening in Christchurch as they were chasing shadows for much of the game.
Still just the one victory for the Rebels this season as they have now lost nine and drawn one of their fixtures. Their latest loss came at the hands of the Waratahs last week when they suffered a 50-23 away defeat. They leak on average six tries per game, scoring one.
In stark contrast the Crusaders made it 12 wins from 12 last Friday against an often tricky opponent in the Chiefs. That 31-24 result put them 11 points clear of the Hurricanes and Chiefs but both have a game in hand. They have scored 65 tries in 2017, which is five per game.
No doubts about this call, the unstoppable visitors should run out easy winners at AAMI Park on Saturday. Crusaders by 35.
Rebels: 15 Ben Volavola, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Tom English, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Nic Stirzaker (c), 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Steve Cummins, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Fereti Sa’aga, 18 Laurie Weeks, 19 Culum Retallick, 20 Hugh Sinclair, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Mitch Inman, 23 Jonah Placid.
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Manasa Mataele, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Pete Samu, 6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Quinten Strange, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Oli Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Jed Brown, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 George Bridge.