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Ethan Blackadder Signs to 2025

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Ethan Blackadder has re-signed with the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby until 2025. 


Blackadder joined the Crusaders in 2018 as Crusader #220 and has since been part of five title winning teams. 


He debuted for the All Blacks against Tonga in 2021 as All Black #1195 and has played nine tests for his country. 


“It’s pretty special to be staying with the Crusaders, a club that I love playing rugby for,” Blackadder said. 


“We have a great team and a great culture on and off the field, so I’m stoked to continue to be a part of that. But most importantly, I get to keep playing rugby with my mates.” 


Scott Robertson, Crusaders Head Coach, said Blackadder was a versatile player who, since joining the side in 2018, had made a huge impact. 


“Ethan represents everything that the Crusaders are. He’s strong, he’s humble, he’s a team player, and he shows a lot of care for his club and his teammates,” Robertson said. 


“To have him locked in here until 2025 is huge for both club and country.” 

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