TEAM PREVIEW: THE CRUSADERS (2021)

Stability is the cornerstone of success in any enterprise and that has been the common denominator in Crusaders success through the years. The 2021 campaign, the fourth in which the Christchurch-based franchise has gone into as defending champion, promises to be no different. New faces are confined to front-rowers New Zealand's under-19

Crusaders leave best until last

Super Rugby Aotearoa title wrapped up with week to play Another year, another title for the Crusaders as they claimed the Super Rugby Aotearoa title to go with their 10 Super Rugby titles when beating a gallant Highlanders side 32-22 at Orangetheory Stadium on Sunday. It was a tough ask and wasn't

Hurricanes end Crusaders’ run

Crusaders 32 Hurricanes 34, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch by Lynn McConnell Hurricanes' confidence and application was rewarded when they ended the Crusaders' 36-game unbeaten streak at home when claiming a 34-32 win in Christchurch on Saturday. The Crusaders last lost in round 17 of the 2016 season and the Hurricanes success has kept the

SR Aotearoa Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

by Lynn McConnell Having had the measure of the Crusaders in their last two Super Rugby meetings, the Chiefs head to Christchurch for Sunday's Super Rugby Aotearoa game with plenty of incentive. An old fashioned war of words has broken out after Crusaders loosehead Joe Moody popped some comments in the direction