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Watch: Scott Robertson Lays Down Some Moves After Crusaders Triumph

Scott Robertson guided his side to a second successive Super Rugby title when they defeated the Golden Lions 37-18 in Christchurch this morning. The Crusaders look to be head and shoulders ahead of the rest of their competitors in Super Rugby and there’s no reason why their dominance shouldn’t continue well into the future. Much of that has to do …

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Richie Mo’unga Steers Crusaders To Another Super Rugby Title

Richie Mo’unga pulled all the strings as the Canterbury Crusaders beat the Golden Lions 37-18 to claim a ninth Super Rugby title and their second in a row on Saturday. The defending champions, who started as red-hot favourites in Christchurch, produced a heroic defensive effort with Mo’unga clinically engineering the points when chances arose. The fly-half had a hand in …

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Crusaders Hit Back At Lions’ Illegal Scrum Claim

The Canterbury Crusaders hit back at the Golden Lions and defended prop Joe Moody on Friday after claims of illegal tactics ahead of the Super rugby final in Christchurch. Lions coach Swys de Bruin ignited the verbal clash when he said the eight-time champions get away with plenty of transgressions and called for a “fair deal” from Australian referee Angus …

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O’Gara’s Crusaders Juggernaut Flatten Hurricanes To Enter Super Rugby Final

Defending champions Canterbury Crusaders charged into their 13th Super Rugby final with a comprehensive 30-12 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes in Christchurch on Saturday. The platform was set by the All Blacks-laden pack who drove relentlessly into the Hurricanes, allowing fly-half Richie Mo’unga the time and space to dictate play. In a match billed as the final before the final, …

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Hurricanes Say Forward Clash The Key In Crusaders Super Rugby Semi-Final

Wellington Hurricanes need a huge effort up front to steal an upset win in their Super Rugby semi-final against defending champions Canterbury Crusaders, assistant coach John Plumtree said Friday. The Hurricanes go into the match on Saturday as underdogs against an in-form Crusaders outfit that has never lost any of the 19 finals matches staged in Christchurch. Plumtree, who will …

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Crusaders Crush The Sharks To Reach Super Rugby Semi-Finals

The defending champions Canterbury Crusaders marched resolutely into the Super Rugby semi-finals Saturday with a 40-10 demolition of the Coastal Sharks in Christchurch.  The Crusaders, in search of a ninth Super crown, underscored their status as competition favourites with 17 unanswered points in the closing stages and a fortress-like defence that restricted the Sharks to only one try. They scored …

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Huge Boost For The Wallabies As Samu Joins After New Zealand Agreement

Peter Samu will join the Wallabies squad ahead of this week’s opening Test against Ireland in Brisbane after New Zealand Rugby agreed to release the flanker, Rugby Australia said Sunday. “I want to thank New Zealand Rugby for their consideration in releasing Peter for international duties,” Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said in a statement after a deal between …

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Australia Not Willing To Cough Up The Cash To NZ For Early Samu Release

Canterbury Crusaders flanker Pete Samu appeared to have lost his chance to play for Australia against Ireland this month after New Zealand Rugby said Saturday its demands for his release have not been met. In a trans-Tasman tug-of-war, neither country has officially revealed New Zealand’s stipulations to release Samu, but it is believed they sought NZ$50,000 (US$35,000) to release the …

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