Crusaders leave Cheetahs reeling with eight try haul

If ever there was a performance to prove the rugby cliché ‘a game of two halves’ true, it was the Crusaders’ performance against the Cheetahs on Saturday night.  Fans could be forgiven for switching channels at halftime to watch the Black Caps win their quarter-final, because nobody would have foreseen the relentless run of seven tries in the last 30 minutes of the match to give the Crusaders a comprehensive win.

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Crusaders crush Lions

The flags were flying and the new student zone (the ‘bank) was pumping as the Crusaders headed into their second home fixture of the 2015 season against the Lions.

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Crusaders win southern derby

In a display of intense, running rugby that couldn’t be more different to last week’s lacklustre performance, the Crusaders have picked up their first win of the Super Rugby season against the Highlanders. These two southern rivals always promise a high-intensity game, and Saturday night in the rowdy Forsyth Barr Stadium was certainly that.  

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Crusaders go down to Rebels in season opener

The Crusaders have made a messy start to their 2015 campaign, losing to the Rebels at AMI Stadium on Friday night.  It was a clumsy performance that will give the Crusaders plenty to ponder before they head down south for round 2 against the Highlanders next weekend.

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Crusaders thrash Sharks to make 2014 Final

It was quite simply a Super Rugby master class.  The Crusaders delivered their most complete performance of the 2014 season at AMI Stadium tonight beating the Durban-based Sharks 38-6 in front of 16,000 home fans.  The game was a celebration of rugby, and also a special night for hooker Corey Flynn who ran out onto the hallowed turf for the last time, notching up his 150th game for the Crusaders. 

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