Crotty shines as Crusaders draw with Force

The Crusaders drew 23-all with the Western Force at AMI Stadium tonight, with Todd Blackadder's men showing a big improvement from last weekend's disappointing defeat by the Highlanders in Dunedin.

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McCaw injury adds to Crusaders pain

The Crusaders lost 6-0 to the Highlanders in Carisbrook tonight, with a knee injury to skipper Richie McCaw another blow to the defending champions.

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Late Mortlock conversion seals victory for Brumbies

A brave Crusaders defensive effort was finally undone by the Brumbies 18-16 tonight in a thrilling finish thanks to a Stirling Mortlock conversion after the final hooter.

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Laulala helps Crusaders get off to a winning start

It was close but the Crusaders got their season off to a winning start when holding out the Chiefs in a 19-13 victory at AMI Stadium.

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Crusaders fightback falls short against Hurricanes

The Hurricanes came out on top 30-24 against the Crusaders tonight, but the defending champions, behind on the scoreboard all game, almost stole it at the end.

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