The Crusaders represent six Provincial Unions across the South Island, and all will be facing off in the first-ever triple header for the Bunnings Warehouse NPC/Heartland Championship.
Our six Provincial Unions are Buller, Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Tasman and West Coast. The Crusaders are immensely proud to run out with these regions at our core.
All six will gather at Apollo Projects Stadium (formerly Orangetheory Stadium) on Saturday 23 September. Mid Canterbury take on neighbours South Canterbury for the Hanan Shield, Canterbury host rivals Tasman for the Lionel Hunter Trophy, and Buller square off against West Coast for the Rundle Cup.
Expect to see current and future stars of our game. It promises to be a special day of rugby, so make sure you get down to Apollo Projects Stadium and be part of history.
Saturday 23 September 2023 – Apollo Projects Stadium
2:05pm – South Canterbury v Mid Canterbury
4:35pm – Canterbury v Tasman
7:05pm – Buller v West Coast