Mauger to coach Leicester Tigers after 2015 Super Rugby season

Crusaders Assistant Coach Aaron Mauger has accepted the Head Coach role with his old Leicester Tigers club from the 2015/16 season. 

Mauger, who will complete his third Super Rugby season as Assistant Coach with the Crusaders in 2015, played 53 games for the Leicester Tigers between 2007 and 2010 and captained the side for much of the 2008 and 2009 seasons.  He says it is a dream opportunity to return to a club that he is so fond of, in a Head Coach capacity.

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NZ-groomed Scot hopes to make mark


Barely a year since leaving Canterbury's rugby incubator, Finn Russell has emerged as the Scotland playmaker who hopes to make history against the All Blacks this weekend.

Last year Russell arrived at the Canterbury Rugby Football Union's International High Performance Unit (IHPU) as a callow 20-year-old looking to enrich his rugby knowledge.

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Gearing up for the 20th Crusade

The 2015 Investec Super Rugby season is nearly upon us - in just three months time we will be playing our first game in our twentieth Crusade!

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2015 Investec Super Rugby Crusaders squad announced

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has announced his squad to contest the 2015 Investec Super Rugby competition.  It includes 26 returning players from the 2014 Crusaders squad, 2 players who have been elevated from the Wider Training Group, and 4 new players.

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Adam Whitelock announces move to France

Canterbury and Crusaders midfield back Adam Whitelock has announced he will be taking up a contract with French rugby club, Bayonne, at the conclusion of this ITM Cup season.  Whitelock, who has played over 50 games for both the Crusaders and Canterbury ITM Cup team, said it was a difficult decision to make but he is now excited about the opportunity ahead.

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