My prediction was pretty spot on. It wasn't a THUMPING but it was conclusive, and a bonus point to boot. The Crusaders were pretty lucky near the end not to lose a guy, but given how stupid the previous yellow was I think they wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. There was some incredible defense in that last 5 minutes, they have reason to be proud.
I am fairly concerned at Mccaw's missed tackles something he has been legendary for, hopefully he will come right for the RWC and I have all faith in the guy.
DC played well, but the commentators kept going on about him at 10. I don;t think DC missing has been the Crusaders problem, Slade has been a worthy replacement and playing well himself, but I think overall they seemed very tight tonight despite missing a lot of what would be considered key players.
Obviously I know it's pretty unlikely but I'd love to see them in the finals.
On another note, Pollard, the likely #10 for the SB's looks LETHAL with the boot. Hopefully our Goal Kicking Improves considerably or we could lose on 1 missed kick!