Crusaders prop Owen Franks has been banned for two matches for striking an opponent during their 32-24 win against the Blues on Saturday.
The Crusaders scored four tries to claim a 32-24 win over the Blues in Auckland on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
The Crusaders strengthened their position at the top of the overall standings with a resounding 55-10 bonus-point win over the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The Crusaders finished with a flourish to kick off their title defence with a 45-23 bonus-point win over the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports. On Friday, the Super Rugby fraternity was in raptures following the first New Zealand derby of the season, which saw the Highlanders claim a 41-34 victory over the Blues in a cracking contest…. Read more →
JON CARDINELLI looks ahead to the first four Super Rugby matches of round two, including the big New Zealand derby in Christchurch. HIGHLANDERS vs BLUES (Dunedin, Friday, 08:35) Take a look at some of the backline players who will be on show at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday. Fullback Ben Smith is back in New Zealand after taking an… Read more →
The Hurricanes recorded an emphatic 43-22 win over the Crusaders in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
Crusaders stalwart Kieran Read is set to undergo back surgery and will miss the start of the 2018 Super Rugby season. Read will have the operation this Saturday, with the expected recovery time likely to be around four months. The Crusaders will open their Super Rugby title defence against the Chiefs at the end of February. Photo: Martin Hunter/AFP Photo
Racing 92 have granted Ronan O’Gara an early release from his contract so he can take up a coaching role with the Crusaders.
As many as 12 All Blacks have signed contract extensions to remain at the Crusaders until the end of 2019.