Crusaders

  • Crusaders hold off Tahs’ challenge

    The Crusaders held on in the face of a fierce onslaught from a determined Waratahs outfit to record a nail-biting 33-34 win at the Aussie...

  • Carter out injured

    Daniel Carter is out of Saturday's Super 14 match against the Waratahs in Sydney. The All Black superstar flyhalf was pulled from the Crusaders team...

  • McCaw is back in charge

    There is one change to the starting team, while Richard McCaw assumes the captaincy of the Crusaders side named to tackle the embattled Waratahs in...

  • Crusaders too classy for the Stormers

    Super 14 defending champs the Crusaders notched up a valuable 36-11 win over a determined Stormers side at Jade Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.

  • Crusaders v Stormers preview

    There is an amazing piece of statistic attached to this game. The two teams have identical track records in their last five games - win-lose-win-lose-win....

  • Deans: ‘Stormers our toughest test yet’

    He may have six of his reconditioned World Cup All Blacks back and they are facing one of the most inconsistent teams in the competition,...

  • Reconditioning All Blacks to face Stormers

    All six of the players who have recently returned from the All Blacks' World Cup conditioning programme have been included in the Crusaders starting XV...

  • Flynn keeps the captaincy armband

    All Black captain Richie McCaw will play, but he will not be leading the Crusaders when they face the Stormers in a Round Eight Super...

  • Primed All Blacks await Stormers

    The Stormers, fresh from their promising 16-10 win over the Waratahs in Sydney, arrived in Christchurch to the news that the Crusaders' World Cup reconditioned...

  • Crusaders smash pitiful Bulls

    The Crusaders not only put their campaign back on track but they moved four places up to fifth on the standings with an impressive 32-10...

  • Crusaders get ready to fire

    So far the 2007 Super 14 competition has been one of the most tightly contested Super Rugby tournaments yet. As we approach the halfway mark...

  • Deans to leave Crusaders

    Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, the most successful coach in Super Rugby's history, has announced he is leaving the franchise in June, sparking furious speculation about...

  • Deans: ‘I’ve made no decisions’

    Crusaders coach Robbie Deans has dismissed reports that he has "formally announced" he is leaving the franchise in June. In a statement on the Crusaders...

  • The benefits of an African safari

    Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, who is looking forward to his returning All Blacks next week, said his team learnt some "painful" lessons on their just...

  • Flynn – ‘We didn’t hear the siren’

    After going down against the Sharks and keeping the ball alive when they could have kicked out for full-time, the Crusaders are counting themselves unlucky...

  • Crusaders forced into late change

    The Crusaders have been forced to make a late change to their side for Saturday's Super 14 clash against the Sharks, with Rua Tipoki being...

  • Crusaders strengthen line-up

    Crusaders coach Robbie Deans has made two changes to his starting line-up for Saturday, when the rejuvenated defending champions head for Durban to face the...

  • Deans calls for more aggression

    Crusaders mentor and Super rugby's most successful coach has called for further improvement in his side's performance this Saturday when they head into the Shark...

  • Crusader Flynn ready to impose on hosts

    Crusaders skipper Corey Flynn, ever the polite New Zealander tourist, has a great respect for the rugby of South Africa, the nation in which his...

  • Red Crusade sweeps past Cheetahs

    The Crusaders banished their worst ever start to a Super rugby season to a thing of the past with a resounding 28-49 bonus point victory...

  • ‘Exciting times’ for SA rugby :Hammett

    Crusaders assistant coach Mark Hammett had some encouraging words for South African rugby this week, saying the country faces "exciting times".

  • Crusaders change three for Cheetahs

    The Crusaders have made three changes to their side ahead of Saturday's Super 14 clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. There are two changes to...

  • Brett’s Crusade has just begun

    The Crusaders have taken note of the Cheetahs' game breakers, players like fullback Philip Burger, but they feel it is far more important to focus...

  • Crusaders: ‘Not enough trust’

    Crusaders mentor Robbie Deans has highlighted the flaws in his side's performance on Saturday; flaws which ensured a shock loss against the Lions. For Deans...

  • Flynn whines about Lions’ scrum

    Crusaders hooker and captain Corey Flynn claims that the Lions were scrumming "illegally" when they overpowered the defending champions in the set pieces during the...

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