Following the Government’s latest COVID-19 announcement, the Crusaders' final match of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, against the Blues at Eden Park,  will not go ahead. 

Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge said: “Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa has been a fantastic display of unity and togetherness for all New Zealanders. 

"While it would have been fitting to finish our campaign in front of a full house at Eden Park, I think the rugby community can be incredibly proud of what we have collectively achieved over the last 10 weeks, and will understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of New Zealanders. 

"On behalf of the Crusaders, I want to thank all of our fans for their incredible support throughout the 2020 season.

"We could not have achieved the success we have in 2020 without the loyal support of everyone involved in our organisation, including our commercial partners, staff, the Crusaders Board and our wider Crusaders region. I know they will all be disappointed our final game could not be played, but we are pleased we could share our final home game with everyone last Sunday," Mr Mansbridge said.