2020 Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa – TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020

2020 Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa – TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020

Super Rugby is back, and there’s exciting news for Crusaders fans, with crowds set to return to Orangetheory Stadium from the first home game of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa! The Crusaders will play each New Zealand Super Rugby team on a home and away basis with the first Crusaders home game on Sunday 28 June in Christchurch.  The full draw is below.

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Series 1 - Crusaders on side for match-ups on marketing, research and student success 

UC and the Crusaders “Nothing important gets done alone” Collaborating for success on and off the field

Collaboration comes easy to the staff involved in the partnership between the University of Canterbury (UC) and Crusaders Rugby Club, and the outcomes are leading to success both on and off the field for both organisations.  From marketing and fan research through to sports science and internships, the focus on teamwork and working together is proving a winning formula.  In a new series we’ll run over the next four weeks, we look at this collaboration in more detail.

Series 1 - Crusaders on side for match-ups on marketing, research and student success 

Growing ties between the Crusaders and the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Business and Law are bringing invaluable real-world experiences for marketing and sports management students, as well as collaborative research ventures and conference opportunities.

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Orangetheory Stadium confirmed for Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa

The Crusaders and the Christchurch Stadium Trust have confirmed Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch as the host venue for all of the Crusaders’ home matches in 2020, when the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition officially kicks off next month. Christchurch will play host to four rounds of the New Zealand-based competition.

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Crusaders Facebook page restored after breach

At around 6pm on Friday evening, it was brought to our attention that there was some unusual activity on the Crusaders Facebook page, including a change to the name of our page from ‘Crusaders’ to ‘Crusaders Shop’. The page, and the near 400,000 fans that follow us, then completely disappeared from the Facebook platform.   

The Crusaders notified Facebook as soon as this activity occurred and, with their help, were able to track down the source of the problem and resolve the situation. The page is now completely restored and we thank the team at Facebook in Auckland, Australia and Singapore for their hard work in returning our page to our fans and followers.

While no fans’ personal data was at risk, being unable to communicate via a major platform like this was a significant issue for our commercial partners and fans. For a time, it was impossible for us to connect with our loyal Crusaders supporters. We apologise if you have not been able to reach us via Facebook over the last five days, but rest assured all of our social media platforms are running as normal and you can still connect with us now on all of them by searching our handles below:

Facebook - @crusadersrugby
Instagram - @crusadersrugbyteam
Twitter - @crusadersrugby
YouTube - CrusadersSuperRugby​
Tiktok - @crusadersrugby

Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa ready to kick off in June

Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa will kick off next month following today’s announcement that the country will move to COVID-19 alert level two on Thursday.

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed that the domestic form of Super Rugby involving the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders – known as Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa – will start on Saturday 13 June, allowing players four weeks to adequately prepare with contact training.

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