BNZ Crusaders team named to play Chiefs in season opener

The BNZ Crusaders will kick off their 2018 Investec Super Rugby season at home this week, when they host the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday night.

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Fiji Airways Announced as Official Airline of the BNZ Crusaders

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has announced their exclusive airline sponsorship of the BNZ Crusaders at an event in Christchurch earlier today. The announcement was made in the run up to the BNZ Crusaders versus Chiefs home game this Saturday.

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Crusaders Lose Final Pre-Season Match Against Highlanders

The Crusaders went down 42-26 in their final pre-season match against the Highlanders in Waimumu.

Say what you want about pre-season matches, new Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger will find plenty to like about his team's 42-26 win against the Crusaders on Thursday night.  His All Blacks got a thorough work out, Matt Faddes - given a chance to play centre with Richard Buckman (neck) injured - more than took his chance by scoring a hat-trick, and there were no injuries.

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19 new names in 2018 Crusaders Knights squad

Crusaders Knights Head Coach Mark Brown has selected 19 new players for the 2018 season, which will include games against the Hurricanes and Highlanders development teams in February and March.

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BNZ Crusaders & CRFU Purchase Minority Ownership of Seattle Seawolves

The Seattle Seawolves today announced that the Christchurch, New Zealand-based Canterbury Rugby Union and world-renowned rugby brand, the Crusaders Super Rugby team, have purchased minority ownership in the franchise. Canterbury, a major stakeholder of the Crusaders, has also purchased a minority stake in the Seawolves. The Seawolves are set to kick off their inaugural season at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila on April 22 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase now at SeattleSeawolves.com.

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