Twenty days until the twentieth Crusade kicks off

In twenty days tomorrow the Crusaders will host the opening game of the 2015 Super Rugby season, and mark the official start of their twentieth Crusade.

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Crusaders team to play the Highlanders in pre-season clash

Crusaders and Highlanders fans will get their first opportunity to see their teams in action this weekend, when they meet in a pre-season clash in Timaru.  The game kicks off at 2:30 at Alpine Energy Stadium and will be played in four quarters with rolling substitutions.

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Enable partners with the Crusaders to take kids to footy

Christchurch-based fibre broadband network provider, Enable and the Crusaders announce a sponsorship deal for Enable Take a Kid to Footy. Enable will be naming rights sponsor of the Crusaders’ unique family-focused rugby entertainment experience for the next three years.

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Crusaders to take on Toddy’s Tradies in charity cricket match

The Crusaders XI are preparing to take on the Todd Blackadder-led Tradies XI in the annual Crusaders Charity Cricket match next weekend.  The event has been running for more than thirty years and raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand.

This year for the first time Todd Blackadder will lead a team of construction workers, in a nod to the huge amount of work that they have been doing around the city since the earthquakes. 

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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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