Do officials crave the limelight too?

March 20, 2016 24
Officials Officials are starting to act like neglected kids who have always sought attention with atrocious calls and decisions every week. It is as if they want to be in the headlines every week and for all the wrong reasons. Some may call the criticism unfair but its warranted with the number of high profile…

Milner-Skudder retains spot

August 12, 2015 13
[caption id="attachment_55352" align="aligncenter" width="300"] JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 05 October 2013 : Kieran Read of the All Blacks celebrates the victory with his try during the Castle Lager Rugby Championship test match between SOUTH AFRICA and NEW ZEALAND at ELLIS PARK in Johannesburg, South Africa on 05 October 2013. The All Blacks won the trophy by…

Crusaders, Brumbies win!

May 29, 2015 5
  By: Benedict Chanakira         Crusaders 35 Hurricanes 18 To be fair this was a sloppy game which had moments of brilliance in patches. The game started quite quickly though, Havili having had y opportunity to create quite an overlap had he passed instead deciding to hold onto the ball. The first…

Dagg on the bench for Saders

April 3, 2013 0
The Crusaders play their fourth consecutive South African side this weekend when they meet the Sharks in Durban. The Sharks are currently sitting near the top of the table having won 4 out of 5 games and have come off a bye last week so will be rested and rearing to go. The two teams…

Steyn to fullback for Sharks

April 3, 2013 15
The Sharks have selected Frans Steyn at fullback for their clash against the Crusaders. The Sharks are well aware of the Crusaders threat at the first phases as was proven against the Stormers. "You can't have a meltdown in an area like the lineouts, it takes good, hard work to get into an attacking situation,…

Saders team for Stormers

March 27, 2013 1
The Crusaders are in South Africa this week to face Cape Town’s Stormers. Despite having won 72% of their games against the Stormers the Crusaders are taking nothing for granted. The Stormers are a formidable side that play a very physical game and on home turf they will be a force to be reckoned with.…

Crusaders name team for Kings match

March 20, 2013 13
The Crusaders take on new comers the Southern Kings this Saturday. While the Kings are new to the Investec Super Rugby tournament, their coach Matt Sexton is no stranger to the Crusaders and he will be out to show his old team mates what his South African team are made of. Release Head Coach Todd…

Crusaders change one for Bulls

March 13, 2013 0
The Crusaders play their first home game of the season this Saturday night against a strong Bulls team who haven’t lost a game yet this season. The Crusaders last met the Bulls in the 2012 qualifying rounds where the Crusaders came out the victors and secured a place in the semi-final with a 28-13win. Head…

Bulls: Visser starts, Serfontein on the bench

March 13, 2013 4
Utility back Jürgen Visser will start on the wing for the Vodacom Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday. Visser, whose Vodacom Super Rugby debut came off the bench last weekend in the win against the Blues, replaces Lionel Mapoe on the left wing. Mapoe picked up a shoulder…

Saders team named for Canes clash

March 6, 2013 0
The Crusaders head to Wellington this Friday to face the Hurricanes. With both teams yet to secure a win it promises to be an exciting game with plenty of action. Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team and has made three changes to the starting fifteen that played the Blues last weekend. Israel Dagg…

Blues unchanged for Saders

February 27, 2013 0
Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has named an unchanged line-up for Friday’s clash with the Crusaders at Eden Park. Kirwan has rewarded his troops for an impressive first-up performance against the Hurricanes by keeping the same starting XV and bench, and said it was a pretty simple decision. “After the performance last week the guys can go around…

Read captains Saders against Blues

February 26, 2013 5
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his starting fifteen to play the Blues in the Crusaders first season game of the Investec Super Rugby 2013 season. The team features the Crusaders star players to take on the Blues in what should be an exciting encounter. The Crusaders Forward Pack has an established look about…

Opening rounds crucial for SA’s favourites

January 22, 2013 22
When it comes to picking the favourites to lead the South Africa conference the popular vote seems to be split between the Stormers and the Sharks. The teams that contested in last year’s Currie Cup final appears to have the most depth compared to the other South African franchises with the Sharks also arguably offering…

Crusaders 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 31, 2012 0
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his squad to contest the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition.  It includes nine new faces and twenty three players returning from the 2012 Crusaders squad. Four of the new faces – Dominic Bird, Johnny McNicholl, Joe Moody and Codie Taylor – were part of the Crusaders’ wider training…

No Read for Saders semi

July 24, 2012 4
The Crusaders have confirmed their team for the semi-final clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday. The Crusaders team that beat the Bulls in last weekend’s qualifier match will get another chance to prove they are finals quality this Friday night. Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made just one change to his team…
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