Crusaders snared a vital 23-22 win over the Waratahs in Christchurch

He may have a test to play next week but Dan Carter should be nursing a well-earned hangover this morning.

The ice-cool Carter kicked a 50m penalty in the 73rd minute as the Crusaders snared a vital 23-22 win over the Waratahs in Christchurch tonight.

The home side had to rely on Tahs goal kicker Berrick Barnes to miss a penalty after the fulltime hooter when referee Glenn Jackson awarded the visitors a vital scrum penalty in the final minute.

It would be foolish to believe this performance has Crusaders fans excited about their prospects of winning an eight title but it was four competition points banked ahead of this month’s test window.

When Jackson finally blew time on this match the relieved 11,500-strong crowd almost rattled the tiles in the roofs around Addington.

They had good reason to be relieved. Missed tackles, a shambolic lineout and an injury to Kieran Read contributed to their misery as they watched the Crusaders trail 22-10 early in the second half.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen may have endured a nervous evening too – especially if Read’s injury, believed to be a neck problem, places him in doubt for next weekend’s test against France at Eden Park.

Read, who is being groomed to take over as captain from the absent Richie McCaw, didn’t emerge for the second half at AMI Stadium and anyone who knows the big No 8 will attest to his high pain threshold.

Another concern for Hansen would have been the sight of giant lock Dominic Bird clutching his ribs when replaced in the second half.

The Crusaders fightback began with Matt Todd’s try from a lineout drive.

With the Crusaders’ backline attack unable to unpick the staunch defence, the drive was always going to be the logical way to attack the ‘Tahs when awarded a lineout in the third quarter.

Given the nightmares with throwing – Corey Flynn struggled here – the major hurdle to clear was to get the ball in straight.

From there the Crusaders pack, who were bolstered by Zac Guildford and Carter, assisted in barrelling Todd over.

That was the good part. The ugly stuff was not so memorable.

An intercept pass flicked by Luke Whitelock to Dave Dennis gift-wrapped the Waratahs a crucial try soon after the break when No 8 Dennis unleashed an unexpected burst of speed and cleverly gave halfback Brendan McKibbin enough time to roam in support before unloading.

Peter Betham this week hinted he would like to return to Tasman and used his trip to New Zealand to emphatically remind his provincial coach Kieran Keane why he was such an asset last year.

The Crusaders, if they can prise the fingers spread across their own faces when looking at the footage of Betham’s try, will only wonder how they could be so meek in defence.

Having attacked from a lineout win near halfway the Waratahs split the defence – Michael Hooper surging onto a ball at pace and skinning fullback Israel Dagg on the outside – and it was left to left Betham, who somehow shrugged four tacklers, to swan-dive over in the corner.

In that split-second Betham added a few bucks to his next contract; because it is certain his agent, if he is worth a pinch of salt, will add the clip to his DVD package when shopping his client around his future employers.

Trailing 15-3 with eight minutes remaining in the first half the Crusaders suddenly awoke from the nightmare.

They made a rare foray into the New South Welshmen’s quarter and when rewarded with a penalty in front of the sticks they pounced: Dan Carter took a quick tap and when the ball was regurgitated from a ruck Corey Flynn rammed his 110kg frame over the chalk.

The Waratahs strung so many phases together ahead of their first try that the back-pedalling Crusaders looked as if they were running on ice.

Eventually that pressure took its toll.

Cam Crawford, running a hard angle, slipped the tackle of prop Nepo Laulala and when lock Luke Romano missed his shoulder-hit the Waratahs right wing slithered across the line.

– © Fairfax NZ News

3 changes to Crusaders team to play the Waratahs named

Crusaders team to play the Waratahs named

The Crusaders take on the Waratahs from New South Wales this Friday 31 May at AMI Stadium (Addington). Kick-off is at 7.35pm local time

Head Coach Todd Blackadder has announced the team to play the New South Wales visitors making three changes to the starting fifteen who played the Chiefs last weekend.

Corey Flynn returns from an injury to his hamstring to take the number two jersey moving Ben Funnell to the bench.

A fractured finger for Sam Whitelock gives Dominic Bird the opportunity to start alongside Luke Romano while Jimmy Tupou comes onto the bench.

In the backs the jostle for halfback position see’s Willi Heinz make the starting fifteen and Andy Ellis move to the bench.

This is the last game the Crusaders will play at home before a four week break.

Crusaders team to play the Waratahs:

1. Wyatt Crockett 9. Willi Heinz Reserves
2. Corey Flynn 10. Dan Carter 16. Ben Funnell
3. Nepo Laulala 11. Zac Guildford 17. Joe Moody
4. Luke Romano 12. Tom Taylor 18. Jimmy Tupou
5. Dominic Bird 13. Ryan Crotty 19. Luke Whitelock
6. George Whitelock 14. Tom Marshall 20. Andy Ellis
7. Matt Todd 15. Israel Dagg 21. Robbie Fruean
8. Kieran Read (c) 22. Adam Whitelock

The DHL Stormers team to take on the Kings on Sat at Newlands

The DHL Stormers team to take on the Kings is as follows:

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Gio Aplon
13. Jean de Villiers (captain)
12. Damian de Allende
11. Bryan Habana
10. Elton Jantjies
9. Louis Schreuder
8. Nizaam Carr
7. Deon Fourie
6. Siya Kolisi
5. De Kock Steenkamp
4. Eben Etzebeth
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Steven Kitshoff

16. Martin Bezuidenhout
17. Chris Heiberg (DHL Stormers and Super Rugby debut)
18. Gerbrandt Grobler
19. Don Armand
20. Dewaldt Duvenage
21. Gary van Aswegen
22. Gerhard van den Heever

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Robin S, Sybil, Ce Ce Peniston live in concert at Carnival City – Wed 3 July 2013

Ballet Magnificat + Glenn Roberston Jazz band Sat 25 May Hugo Lambrecht Auditorium Parow



Directions: Take N1; Take McIntyre off-ramp; at Robot turn right into McIntyre Road; cross over Voortrekker Road traffic lights; 30m from traffic on left hand side is HUGO LAMBRECHT AUDITORIUM – it is opposite the well-known LIFESTYLE linen factory.

Time: 6pm (doors closes 5.55pm)

Tickets: R100pp (children under 12yrs – R50pp)

Refreshments on sale: Tea/Coffee R10; Wine per glass: R15; Cupcakes R5; Juice: R10

Call Petro Schoeman 021674 5761 to book NOW! Tickets are flying. RESERVED SEATING (see photograph for seating plan)

About Ballet Magnificat!

Ballet Magnificat! was founded in 1986. Magnificat is Latin for “to magnify Him”. Our professional touring companies have performed nationally and internationally to audiences in the United States as well as Czech Republic, Canada, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, Greece, France, Italy, Macedonia, Kosovo, Israel, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Korea, Philippines, and China.

They will be ending their current world-tour in Cape Town this Saturday. Ballet Magnificat! School of the Arts was established in 1989 and presently has 300 students enrolled. The Summer Dance Intensive and Teachers Workshop, which attracts dancers and teachers nationally and internationally, was first held that same year. Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Ballet Magnificat! features dancers and teachers who share our vision to pursue excellence in the arts.

Jason Reolon Trio at the Crypt -Friday 24th May 2013

The Jason Reolon Trio
performs live at
The Crypt
This Friday 24 May 2013Performing a combination of originals and funky standards.
8pm – 11pm

Jason Reolon – piano
Wesley Rustin – bass
Heinrich Goosen – drums

The Crypt Jazz Restaurant
Bookings essential – call 079 683 4658 or e-mail info
Address: 1 Wale Street, Cape Town
Live music – 20h00 to 23h00
Fantastic Dinner Menu

Crusaders team to play the Chiefs named

The Crusaders head to Waikato Stadium this weekend to face the Super Rugby title holders, the Chiefs. Head Coach Todd Blackadder has announced the team to play the Chiefs with five changes to the team that bet the Blues in Christchurch last weekend.

Hooker Codie Taylor makes the starting fifteen with Corey Flynn out with a hamstring injury. Israel Dagg returns to fullback moving Tom Taylor into the number 12 jersey and Ryan Crotty to Centre while Robbie Fruean moves to the bench. Winger Telusa Veianu also takes his place on the bench.

The game takes place Friday 24 May at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. Kick-off is at 7:35pm local time

Crusaders team to play the Chiefs:

1. Wyatt Crockett 9. Andy Ellis Reserves
2. Codie Taylor 10. Dan Carter 16. Ben Funnell/Laurence Corlett
3. Owen Franks 11. Zac Guildford 17. Joe Moody
4. Luke Romano 12. Tom Taylor 18. Dominic Bird
5. Sam Whitelock 13. Ryan Crotty 19. Luke Whitelock
6. George Whitelock 14. Tom Marshall 20. Willi Heinz
7. Matt Todd 15. Israel Dagg 21. Robbie Fruean
8. Kieran Read (c) 22. Telusa Veianu

The DHL Stormers team to take on the Reds is as follows

The DHL Stormers team to take on the Reds is as follows:

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Gio Aplon
13. Jean de Villiers (captain)
12. Damian de Allende
11. Bryan Habana
10. Elton Jantjies
9. Louis Schreuder
8. Nizaam Carr
7. Don Armand
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Eben Etzebeth
4. Gerbrandt Grobler*
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Steven Kitshoff

16. Martin Bezuidenhout
17. Chris Heiberg**
18. Marius Coetzer**
19. Rohan Kitshoff**
20. Dewaldt Duvenage
21. Gary van Aswegen
22. Gerhard van den Heever

* Starting debut for the DHL Stormers
** On debut for the DHL Stormers

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

Sipho Mabuse pays homage to Zim Ngqawana at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Aug 22 -24th



South African jazz giant Abdullah Ibrahim joins Grammy Award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and celebrated pianist Ahmad Jamal at the opening night of Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, which runs in Newtown from August 22 to 24.


In 2013 the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz once again reinforces its status as South Africa’s premier jazz festival, and one of the best on the African continent, thanks to a stellar line-up of musicians from around the globe.


These  include American Carmen Lundy, an enduring artist in a jazz vocal tradition that stretches all the way back to Billie Holiday; acclaimed “Big Chief” of the sax Donald Harrison who will be performing with his nephew the acclaimed New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott as well as South African trumpeter Lwanda Gogwana; Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Eddie Daniels; Japanese jazz pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto and American saxophonist Tia Fuller who was a member of the all-female band touring with Beyoncé.


Also on the bill, which features more than 50 artists, is Dennis Edwards, a former lead singer for the Motown act The Temptations who will be appearing in The Temptations Review which features Paul Williams Jnr, son of original Temptations member Paul Williams; Peter White from the UK who first gained fame with his distinctive guitar style as accompanist to Al Stewart and played on Stewart’s landmark Year of the Cat album; Argentina’s Tango String Quartet; the DRC’s Ray Lema; US vocalist René Marie; Cape Verde’s Marie de Barros and Lenora Raphael from the US.
The South African contingent includes  Ray Phiri and Stimela; Mlungisi Gegana who will be paying tribute to the late South African jazz double bassist and pianist Johnny Dyani; Sipho Mabuse who pays homage to Zim Ngqawana; Sibongile Mngoma (a former Standard Bank Young Artist) who will release an album in June this year in which classical meets jazz; Afrotraction; Kabomo, Selaelo Selota, Mbuso Khoza, Ivan Mazuze, Jeff Maluleke and Themba Mkhize.


From his roots growing up in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South African composer and keyboardist Adam Glasser is now recognised as one of the world’s leading jazz harmonica players. Glasser has put together a unique jazz collaboration for Standard Bank Joy of Jazz combining musicians he has played with in both the UK and South Africa including Australia’s Carl Orr, South Africa’s Concord Nkabinde (former Standard Bank Young Artist winner for jazz) and Nduduzo Makhathini as well as Ghana’s Frank Tontoh.


Shane Cooper, the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Jazz, will be performing with Bokani Dyer, Kesivan Naidoo (another former Standard Bank Young Artist winner for jazz), Reza Khota and Justin Bellairs.


There’s a performance from the Peter Auret Trio comprising Auret, Roland Moses and James Sunney of Watershed fame with special guest Joe Penn on saxophone.


Described as the most gifted musician ever to blend African and American music, Abdullah Ibrahim has enjoyed a career that has spanned half a century as a pianist and composer. He has worked with many legends of South African and global jazz. When he returned to South Africa in the 1970s to record his masterpiece, Mannenberg, he earned his place among South Africa’s greatest musicians. His sold-out performances continue to thrill jazz fans from around the world.


In his autobiography, Miles Davis describes the impact of hearing celebrated pianist Ahmad Jamal: “He knocked me out with his concept of space, his lightness of touch, his understatement.” Named as an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend, Jamal is a bona fide jazz star and the source of inspiration to many younger pianists.


Although he has four Grammy Awards for his jazz recordings, Terence Blanchard also ranks among the most creative, in-demand film score composers, particularly for his collaborations with Spike Lee. He is now putting the finishing touches on his first opera, commissioned for Opera St. Louis. Blanchard has also assumed roles as a music educator as the artistic director of the youth-oriented Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and, more recently, as the artistic director for the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.


The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will take place on eight stages in Newtown including the Dinaledi Stage, the Conga, Mbira, Bassline and The Market Theatre. Other venues include free concerts at Sophiatown, Shikisha and Nikki’s Oasis.


Event producer Peter Tladi of T-Musicman says: “Over the years we have brought the finest jazz musicians to our shores as desired by the event’s fans, friends and supporters. Because we believe all people deserve to hear the best musicians the world has to offer, our 2013 line-up pays tribute to the listener’s choice as it were, it is our gift to our friends and festivalgoers who insist on the most interesting, the out of the ordinary, the push the boundaries type of artist, and most importantly the best of class. This is a line-up for the discerning jazz lover.”


Go to:

Tickets are on sale at Computicket with a 15% discount for all Standard Bank customers valid from from May 21 until June 30 (terms and conditions apply).

SAMRO announces the list of nominees for the inaugural WAWELA Music Awards for 28 June 2013

SA’s sensational songwriters book their place in the spotlight

Which music creators have truly put South African music on the global stage? At an event held in Johannesburg today, SAMRO announced the long-awaited list of nominees for the inaugural WAWELA Music Awards.

Wawela is a Zulu word meaning “go beyond” – a fitting description for the talented nominees in these prestigious awards. Never before have so many South African composers, songwriters and performers made their mark as music ambassadors around the world, across a number of media formats.

“We’re proud to pay homage to the success of those who have put South African music on the map and to the legends of local music that have paved the way through their extraordinary lifetime achievements,” said SAMRO Deputy CEO, Sipho Dlamini.

The much-anticipated WAWELA Music Awards ceremony, which takes place on 28 June 2013, is set to be an exciting and glamorous evening, with many musical stars in the South African firmament as well as major industry players in attendance.

“These awards, the first of their kind in the country, are an important event on the musical calendar,” said Dlamini, adding: “On the night of 28 June, we’ll be gathering to give South Africa’s songwriting trailblazers the recognition that is due to them.”

Today marked the announcement of the nominees in the Standard Awards section in theWAWELA Music Awards, whichwere open to SAMRO members. Composers were selected across a range of genres, styles and categories.

“These pioneers of our music industry will be celebrated and recognised for their achievements that go beyond just commercial success,” affirmed SAMRO General Manager: Marketing, Tiyani Maluleke.

A number of Special Awards will also be handed out on the night, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Breaking through the Borders Award, and awards for Publisher of the Year and Prolific Catalogue of Works.

Go beyond, with the Wawela Music Awards: Internationally embraced, locally awarded!

The WAWELA Standard Award nominees are:

Best soundtrack in a feature film or theatric documentary:

Daniel Baron nominated for Wrongfully Detained

Philip Miller nominated for Leaving Father

Sven Larsen nominated for Afro Slow

Best song or composition in a television production:

Alan Lazar nominated for Scandal

Gregory Reveret nominated for Loxion Kulca Roots

James Barnard nominated for Limpopo

Best song or composition in a television commercial:

David Waugh nominated for the Toyota commercial

James Barnard nominated for the Sunlight Liquid commercial

Louis Enslin nominated for the Outsurance commercial

Best song or composition in a radio commercial:

James Barnard nominated for the White Star commercial

Claude Gombard nominated for the Coke Malawi commercial

Rene Veldsman nominated for the Shoprite commercial

Best creative album of the year:

Coenie De Villiers nominated for Hart van Glas

Black Porcelainnominated for Invincible Summer

Lira nominated for Return to Love

Songwriter of the year:

Wendy Oldfield

Joshua Kempen


Best South African duo/group:

Lonehill Estate

Tumi and the Volume

The Soil

Best female artist & composer/co-composer:



Black Porcelain

Best male artist & composer/co-composer:

Daniel Baron

Johnstone Mnyandu

Claude Gombard

For more information on the WAWELA Music Awards:


Email: info

Twitter: @WawelaMusic


The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is proud to be hosting the inaugural Wawela Music Awards, the only awards ceremony in South Africa that rewards music creators for their outstanding international achievements. For further information on SAMRO, please


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