Carter to leave New Zealand rugby at end of 2015

Daniel Carter, world rugby’s leading points scorer and one of the greatest players to ever don the All Blacks jersey, is to leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the 2015 season.

The All Blacks and Crusaders first five-eighth has announced he has signed a three-year deal with French Top 14 club Racing Metro.  It will be Carter’s second stint in France after he played five games for Perpignan in 2008-2009 during his sabbatical from New Zealand rugby.

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Crusaders appoint new director; announce 2014 financial result

Crusaders Chairman Murray Ellis has stepped down from the Crusaders Board and a new board director, Natalie Thain, has been elected at last night’s Annual General Meeting for the Crusaders (GP) Limited. 

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Crusaders and Canterbury Rugby congratulate awards winners

The annual Canterbury and Crusaders Rugby Awards evening has seen some of the region’s top and emerging talent recognised.

Canterbury Rugby and Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach expressed his congratulations to all of the awards recipients and said the evening had been a great celebration of success.

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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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