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#Crusaders

# crusaders - Monday 17 July, 2017

Ryan Crotty ignores interest from France to sign new All Blacks deal

The centre has signed a new contract for 2018.

# crusaders - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'I’ve seen the tough times he’s been through' - Murray thrilled for O'Mahony

The Lions scrum-half says this squad is well able for criticism in New Zealand.

# crusaders - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'It’s something you dream of since you were in nappies' - Furlong

The Ireland and Leinster tighthead had a fine debut for Warren Gatland’s side.

The42 Rugby Show: The Lions back on track, Irish players standing out and the battle for No. 10 Lions 2017 This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: The Lions back on track, Irish players standing out and the battle for No. 10

Murray Kinsella joins Ryan Bailey live from Christchurch to look back at this morning’s victory.

Another step in the right direction - Farrell positive after Lions win

He kicked all of the British and Irish Lions’ 12 points in their win over the Crusaders and Owen Farrell sees improvement in the tourists.

'A lot of people had written us off, there had been a lot of criticism'

After an unconvincing start to the tour, Warren Gatland was pleased to see the British and Irish Lions improve in defeating the Crusaders.

As it happened: Crusaders v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s men were in desperate need of a big result in Christchurch.

'It feels scary how quickly it’s come around, four years has gone like that'

George North is hoping to make a similar impact on the Lions tour this time around.

# crusaders - Friday 9 June, 2017

The Lions are taking on one of the best clubs in the world tomorrow

Scott Robertson’s Crusaders have been in sublime form this year.

'I've been coached since I was 14 to celebrate stuff like that'

Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler faced some criticism after the Lions’ defeat to the Blues.

# crusaders - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Analysis: The Lions backs need to find their clinical edge rapidly

While the forwards were impressive against the Blues, the backs have work to do.

Murray, SOB, POM and Furlong get first 2017 Lions starts against Crusaders

Alun Wyn Jones captains Warren Gatland’s side for the clash in Christchurch.

# crusaders - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

No time for Lions self-pity as they get on the road to Christchurch

Warren Gatland’s squad face the best Kiwi Super Rugby side on Saturday.

# crusaders - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels Lock Star This post contains videos

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels

Meanwhile, Lima Sopoaga is back from injury with a bang.

# crusaders - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders

The 21-year-old made his debut last month against the Reds.

# crusaders - Friday 24 March, 2017

Digby Ioane began Crusaders' rout of the Force with first of seven tries in Christchurch Sweet New Digs This post contains videos

Digby Ioane began Crusaders' rout of the Force with first of seven tries in Christchurch

With the Chiefs and Hurricanes on a bye week, the Canterbury side move top of the Super Rugby standings.

# crusaders - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Comeback kings Crusaders defy injuries to prevail, Highlanders also win at a cost

A host of All Blacks – Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Waisake Naholo and Lima Sopoaga – suffered injuries as their teams won in Super Rugby.

# crusaders - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Crusaders produced an absolutely stunning comeback against Highlanders this morning Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders produced an absolutely stunning comeback against Highlanders this morning

21 points down in the second half? No need to panic.

# crusaders - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Keane moves on as Dundalk bid farewell to another member of their 2016 squad

After a short spell at Oriel Park, Alan Keane has signed a six-month deal with Crusaders.

# crusaders - Monday 19 December, 2016

All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical

The 31-year-old could follow in the footsteps of former captain Richie McCaw by taking a long-term break before the Rugby World Cup.

# crusaders - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

21-year-old Irish tighthead Jager joins Crusaders for 2017 Super Rugby

The former Blackrock College student has taken another step up the New Zealand ladder.

# crusaders - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders

We visited the Christchurch training base of the Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup outfits.

# crusaders - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'Rubbing shoulders with Botha, O'Connell - it's something you can't buy'

Former Munster Peter Borlase is assistant coach of the Denver Stampede, winners of PRO Rugby.

# crusaders - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Bath look to new chapter with signing of Blackadder as director of rugby

The Kiwi arrives after eight seasons in charge of the Crusaders.

# crusaders - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders Early Mauling This post contains videos

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders

The south islanders were the first Kiwi side to fall in this weekend’s knock-out stage.

# crusaders - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires

New Zealand teams have avoided each other and could force an all-Kiwi semi-final stage.

# crusaders - Friday 1 July, 2016

McKenzie makes the difference as Chiefs see off Crusaders in the Fiji rain Pacific Pow-wow This post contains videos

McKenzie makes the difference as Chiefs see off Crusaders in the Fiji rain

The talented fullback created the second try and kicked the Crusaders out of bonus point range in Suva.

# crusaders - Friday 20 May, 2016

Owen Franks got lost under a Garryowen and was punished with howls of laughter Bop This post contains videos

Owen Franks got lost under a Garryowen and was punished with howls of laughter

Justin Marshall never sounded more amused than he did in Canterbury this morning.

# crusaders - Friday 15 April, 2016

Israel Dagg looked sharp on his Super Rugby return for the Crusaders

The 27-year-old had a difficult 2015 but returned in style against the Jaguares.

# crusaders - Saturday 26 March, 2016

The Sunwolves scored a terrific try from their own 22 in Singapore today

The attendance wasn’t great in Singapore, but the rugby wasn’t bad.

# crusaders - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

81kg McKenzie brings down 125kg runaway train Nemani Nadolo

The Crusaders marauding Fijian wing probably felt he was odds-on to score.

# crusaders - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Ex-Blackrock prop Jager features in Super Rugby trial match for Crusaders

The Ireland Schools-capped prop was on the bench alongside Joe Moody and Codie Taylor.

# crusaders - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Foley on new signing Francis Saili: ‘He doesn’t have many weaknesses’

With Tyler Bleendaal continuing his recovery, Munster could have two extremely talented Kiwis in midfield next season.

# crusaders - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Cheika guides Waratahs to first Super Rugby title in thrilling final

The ‘Tahs and the Crusaders played out a memorable clash in Sydney.

# crusaders - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cheika’s Waratahs need to snap 10-year Crusaders streak to claim Super Rugby crown

New Zealand’s Crusaders are aiming for their eighth title since the southern hemisphere’s elite club competition began.

# crusaders - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Cruising Crusaders set up Super showdown versus Cheika's Waratahs

The Australian franchise have a home draw as they look for their first-ever Super Rugby title.

# crusaders - Friday 25 July, 2014

Crusaders hunt eighth Super Rugby title but Sharks sniff an upset Final Four This post contains videos

Crusaders hunt eighth Super Rugby title but Sharks sniff an upset

The weekend’s other semi-final pits Australia’s Waratahs and Brumbies against each other.

# crusaders - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed Super Troopers This post contains videos

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed

The Waikato Chiefs won away in Auckland to keep their three-in-a-row dreams alive.

# crusaders - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months Business As Usual This post contains videos

Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months

Meanwhile in Super Rugby, Nick Cummins parked his impending Japanese move to inspire Western Force to victory.

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