Two iconic Christchurch brands, BNZ Crusaders and Red Bus, celebrate their new partnership today with the launch of a coach proudly sporting the Crusaders brand. 

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BNZ Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge, Head Coach Scott Robertson, and Red Bus Chief Executive Paul McNoe pose for a photo with "A coach like no other"

 

“A coach like no other” is emblazoned with an image of BNZ Crusaders Head Coach Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson, and its wheels hit the road from 1 February.

The Crusaders and Red Bus are partnering to provide rugby fans with greater access to home games, working together on a number of ways to get fans to Christchurch Stadium for all eight round robin fixtures. 
 
Red Bus Chief Executive Paul McNoe said it was important the relationship be celebrated.
 
"Red Bus’ Rugby Express park and ride service offers a unique service for our rugby fans and we want to celebrate our relationship with the BNZ Crusaders,” he said.
 
“The Rugby Express runs between Northwood and the Stadium on game nights. Red Bus and the Crusaders both want to see as many fans as possible getting to games - travelling by bus is an easy, stress-free way of getting to the game, great for families and groups.” 
 
BNZ Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge said it is fantastic to partner with an organisation committed to making the city’s events more accessible than ever to the people of Christchurch. 
 
“Great cities deliver great events, and we’re excited by the opportunity to work with Red Bus to provide better access to all BNZ Crusaders home matches in 2019,” Mr Mansbridge said.
 
“We want Crusaders fans to join their family and friends, get behind their team and experience all that a home game has to offer. We’re grateful that Red Bus share in that vision.” 
 
-ENDS-
 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Rugby Express: Travel on the Rugby Express service costs $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Further information about the service will be available on the Ticket Rocket website.
 
Red Bus – moving more people, more often: Red Bus is a passenger transport business in Canterbury, 100% owned by Christchurch City Holdings Limited, the investment arm of the Christchurch City Council. Last year their urban and school bus services carried 3.79 million passengers and travelled 6.3 million kilometres.
 
For more information about the BNZ Crusaders ‘Take A School To Footy’ initiative in 2019, click here