Crusaders Beat Hurricanes In Ashburton

The Crusaders overcame a slow start to beat the Hurricanes 40-19 during their opening Super Rugby trial game in Ashburton on Saturday.

In sunny conditions, the three-time defending champions gradually imposed their game on Jason Holland's side in front of a crowd of about 3600. New flanker/lock Ethan Roots stood out with his physicality and Ereatara Enari managed the game well at halfback.  

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Crusaders team named to play the Hurricanes in Ashburton

The Crusaders will kick off 2020 with their first pre-season game this Saturday, as they prepare to meet the Hurricanes in Ashburton. 

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Crusaders grow global reach through International Academy

A refresh and refocus of the Crusaders International Academy has been a success story for the New Zealand-based Super Rugby Club over the past 12 months.

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Mark Jones joins Crusaders and Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup coaching teams

Former Wales international Mark Jones has been confirmed to join both the Crusaders and Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup campaigns for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. 

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Crusaders and Ashburton District Council partner to support mental health

The Ashburton District Council in partnership with the Crusaders have today launched an exciting initiative to raise money for local mental health services, by pledging to donate $1 each for every ticket sold to the upcoming Crusaders versus Hurricanes pre-season game in Ashburton next week.

Rugby fans who buy a ticket to Saturday's (18 January) Crusaders vs. Hurricanes game will not only get to experience the 2019 Super Rugby champions in action at their first pre-season match of the year, but will also play a part in supporting the Ashburton District's mental health services.

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