Owen Franks confirms departure from New Zealand at the end of 2019

BNZ Crusaders and All Blacks centurion, Owen Franks, has confirmed he will leave New Zealand to link up with English club Northampton Saints. The 31-year-old prop will join older brother, Ben, at Northampton at the end of the 2019 season.

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BNZ Crusaders team named for Super Rugby opener at Eden Park

The BNZ Crusaders will kick off their 2019 Investec Super Rugby campaign this Saturday night, when they face the Blues at Eden Park.

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BNZ Crusaders new-look ‘Red Zone’ seating to boost fan participation in 2019

The BNZ Crusaders are preparing to host their first home game of the 2019 season next Saturday night, and new-look Red Zone seating is now available for fans to feel closer to the action than ever before. 

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BNZ Crusaders thrill Southbridge fans with last minute win over Highlanders!

Just as a couple of lubricated Highlanders fans began to crow, Will Jordan provided the perfect gobstopper.

Fullback Jordan scored the match-winning try for the Crusaders in the 78th minute of the trial match in Southbridge on Friday evening, ensuring his side left the field as 43-38 victors.

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Jordan Taufua to link up with Leicester Tigers at the end of 2019 season

Long-serving BNZ Crusaders loose forward, Jordan Taufua, has announced he will depart New Zealand at the conclusion of the 2019 season. The 27 year-old is set to join Leicester Tigers in Premiership Rugby, after what will be his seventh season with the Crusaders.

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