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Super Series 3

The final super series of the year would be held a Fenton Manor again. The Crushers would be in pool B, along side Burn, Ospreys and the Titans. Our first game of the weekend would be against Ospreys, which turned out to be one of the closest, exciting game of the competition, with Ospreys leading by one point at 24 – 23 at the end of the first half. The Crushers fought hard to claw back the single point deficit but ultimately, the Ospreys took a 45 – 44 victory. The Crushers had to pick themselves up after the disappointment of losing by one point as they took on Gloucester in their second game. Another terrific game, which although Gloucester won by 41 – 39, were forced to forfeit the game as players they had fielded were unclassifiable. The final game of day one would prove to be just as close as the days previous game, which finished 44 – 40 to Burn.

The Crushers felt strong and confident going into day two as they took on the Bulls. They’re confidence was not misplaced as they took an early lead which was comfortably extend as the game went on, the eventually ran out an impressive 57 – 27 victory. The final game of the weekend would be the most challenging of them all as they took on a formidable and functional team in the Ulster Barbarians. Much like what the Crushers did to Bull, the Barbarians did to the Crushers, taking the lead and holding it for a 52 – 46 victory.

With such a successful weekend the Crushers cemented third in the final league standings and their place in the Nationals.