Crusaders

Good(e) move for Dan Carter?

Fly-halves are seemingly in the news every day. The wonderful creative folk at Guinness have produced a fitting tribute to Mr. J Wilkinson, which captures what he means to English rugby and now the French rugby public.
17 February 2015

Rebels open season with a win

The RaboDirect Rebels have begun their 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby campaign with a 20-10 victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch, their first win on foreign soil.
13 February 2015

Super 15 Rugby Final - Questions To Be Debated

As we reported yesterday, it was a one point win for the Waratahs in the Super 15 Rugby Final. With insights from TalkingRugbyUnion's NZ based reporter, Scott Donaldson we have tracked this season closely.
3 August 2014

Waratahs take it at the last against Crusaders

Centres Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale inspired the Waratahs to victory over the Crusaders in a thrilling Super Rugby final.
2 August 2014

Super Rugby 2014 Final - A One Point Ball Game

In the end our serial tipster, Scott Donaldson got it right as he told us yesterday that it would be the Waratahs. He explained it would be close but did we really think it would be a Foley kick for 3 points that would give them an extraordinary one point win?
2 August 2014

Super 15 Rugby Final Preview 2014 - Trans-Tasman Rivalry

In the world of business, the stretch of water between New Zealand and Australia is one of the most expensive to transport goods. This weekend it is rugby union that has the highest stakes.
1 August 2014

Super 15 Rugby Sem-Finals Review - Big Wins

Super Rugby 2014 semi-finals showed us that there is now little doubt that the best two teams will line up in the Super Rugby final next weekend with solid wins in the semi-finals.
27 July 2014

Crusaders and Waratahs into Super Rugby Final 2014

After beating the Brumbies, the Waratahs have joined the final with the Crusaders, who crushed the Sharks in Christchurch.
27 July 2014

Super 15 Rugby - will the semi-finals be good or great?

After much rugby debate about the quality of Super 15 rugby last week on the pages of Talking Rugby Union, we are approaching the business end of the season.
26 July 2014

Super Rugby: What Is Home Advantage Worth?

We have all heard of home field advantage, but a South African sports scientist has attempted to quantify just how much difference factors like travel and home advantage have on a game.
24 July 2014

Sharks to 'breakdown' Crusaders again in Christchurch

The Sharks beat the Crusaders 30­-25 in May this year, with the Sharks reduced to 14 players after Jean Deysel was shown a red card.
22 July 2014

Carter's Comeback ends in defeat

Dan Carter's return to rugby ended in forgettable fashion as his Crusaders side went down 16-9 to the Hurricanes in Wellington.
30 June 2014

England Crush Crusaders in First Tour Win

England recorded a first win on their tour of New Zealand this morning in Christchurch, as the weekday team blew past the Crusaders by 38 points to seven.
17 June 2014

Crusaders Deny Highlanders at the Death

Crusaders bounced back after last weeks defeat to Sharks with a 30-32 victory over Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Second-half tries from Tim Perry, Nepo Laulala and Nemani Nadolo saw them overturn a 12-10 half-time deficit after a first half which saw Richie McCaw sin-binned and Saders unable to make 62% territory dominance count.
27 May 2014

Crusaders Continue Winning Run

The Crusaders claimed their fifth consecutive Super Rugby victory with a 57-29 bonus-point win over the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
12 May 2014

Super 15 Rugby Round 10 Review - Are The Crusaders Back?

The tenth round of the Super Rugby competition gave us the usual surprises like the Rebels beating the Force, while the Crusaders showed us that they are back, while also showing us that the Chiefs are beatable, but other than that, most results went according to plan...
22 April 2014

Solid Slade rescues Crusaders

Colin Slade kicked every single point for the Crusaders as they rallied from behind to beat the Chiefs 18-17 in Hamilton.
19 April 2014

Crusaders break away-day hoodoo

The Crusaders took a rare win away from home as they beat the Lions 28-7 in Johannesburg to break a long sequence of home wins and draws.
5 April 2014

Blues cruise to a bonus point win

Four tries in 15 minutes either side of half-time guided the Blues to a 35-24 win over the Crusaders at Eden Park.
28 February 2014

Super Rugby 2013 - The Most Popular Winning Margins

Super Rugby 2013 is almost here and before you sign up for any tipping competitions based on picking the winning teams and margins, check out my analysis.
10 February 2013