Crusaders already eyeing next triumph

Rugby Aug 5, 2018

Crusaders already eyeing next triumph

The Canterbury Crusaders had hardly begun to celebrate their back-to-back Super Rugby titles when they put the spotlight on completing a three-peat next year. The Crusaders were too smart and too clinical for the Golden Lions in Christchurch on Saturday as they won this year's ...

Crusaders, Lions set up rematch for Super Rugby title

Rugby Jul 29, 2018

Crusaders, Lions set up rematch for Super Rugby title

The Crusaders are back in the Super Rugby final seeking a record-extending ninth title. The Lions are back still searching for a first. New Zealand's Crusaders and South Africa's Lions set up a repeat of last year's decider with convincing semifinal wins at home on ...

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

Rugby Apr 21, 2018

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

The defending champion Crusaders scored two early tries and then lost their way in a hailstorm before running away to a 33-11 win over Japan's winless Sunwolves in Super Rugby on Saturday. The Christchurch-based Crusaders started as expected with a try in the first minute ...

Unbeaten Crusaders crush Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby Apr 14, 2017

Unbeaten Crusaders crush Sunwolves

Winger Manasa Mataele scored three tries while his uncle and teammate Seta Tamanivalu languished in the sin-bin as the Crusaders crushed the Sunwolves 50-3 Friday to remain unbeaten after seven Super Rugby matches. All Blacks center Tamanivalu was sin-binned in the 29th minute for a ...

Sunwolves make changes ahead of match against Crusaders

More Sports / Rugby Apr 12, 2017

Sunwolves make changes ahead of match against Crusaders

Ed Quirk returns from injury and will lead the Sunwolves against the Crusaders at Christchurch's AMI Stadium on Friday, in what will be the Japanese franchise's first game on New Zealand soil. The Australian-born flanker leads a side that shows eight changes from the team ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 12, 2017

Crusaders end Panasonic's run in Brisbane

The Panasonic Wild Knights' run at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens came to an end in the quarterfinals Sunday with a 12-7 loss to the Crusaders, who went on to finish second. On another sweltering day at Suncorp Stadium, the Wild Knights found out — ...