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Crusaders sign Mike Delany, Tim Bateman for 2018 season

The veteran pair will bolster the champions' title defence next season.

The Crusaders became the first foreign side to win a final in South Africa.

Crusaders 'not likely' to return to Fiji in 2018

The 2017 champions have played two matches against the Chiefs in Suva.

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Canterbury's Fijian community couldn't hide their excitement as their favourite player returned with the trophy.

Watch: Seta Tamanivalu given hero's welcome by colourful Fijian fans as champion Crusaders return to Christchurch

Canterbury's Fijian community couldn't hide their excitement as their favourite player returned with the trophy.

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Crotty says he’s looking forward to sharing a few beers with teammates who didn’t make the trip to South Africa.

Video: 'It's been a while!' Ryan Crotty happy to end nine-year title drought for 'passionate' Crusaders fans

Crotty says he's looking forward to sharing a beer with teammates who didn't make the trip.

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It's been nine long years, but Christchurch still knows how to welcome home their boys.

Watch: Christchurch Airport filled with 'Crusaders' chants as victorious team welcomed home by red sea of adoring fans

It's been nine long years, but Christchurch still knows how to welcome home their boys.

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The Crusaders became the first foreign side to win a final in South Africa.

'It's what Crusaders do' – Scott Robertson on his side's history-making title win

The Crusaders became the first foreign side to win a final in South Africa.

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The Crusaders captain steered his side to a 25-17 win over the Lions.

'Emotion came out of everyone' – Sam Whitelock describes ending Crusaders' title drought

The Crusaders captain steered his side to a 25-17 win over the Lions.

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Scott Robertson says that his team's plan against the Lions worked in the 25-17 win.

'Our defence won us the championship' – Crusaders coach hails gameplan after Super Rugby triumph

Scott Robertson says that his team's plan against the Lions worked in the 25-17 win.

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The Crusaders' skipper is amping to lead his side in tonight’s final against the Lions.

'The guys are excited' – Sam Whitelock says Crusaders ready for Super Rugby title tilt

The Crusaders' skipper is amping to lead his side in tonight’s final against the Lions.

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The Cantabrians will face the Lions for the Super Rugby trophy tonight.

Watch: Crusaders go through Super Rugby final paces at captains run

The Cantabrians will face the Lions for the Super Rugby trophy tonight.

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Jaco Peyper has been named as the referee for Sunday's Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and Lions.

'We're prepared' - Crusaders unfazed about South African ref for final

Jaco Peyper has been named as the referee for Sunday's Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and Lions.

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The veteran sports journalist says it will be a tough and gruelling Super Rugby final in Johannesburg.

'They actually move the ball quite a bit' - Phil Gifford says Crusaders got it tough against Lions

The veteran sports journalist says it will be a tough and gruelling Super Rugby final.

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Dagg had his teammates laughing, hyping them up during a training session on spin bikes in Johannesburg.

Video: Crusaders' funny man Israel Dagg takes charge of spin class ahead of Lions final showdown

Dagg had his teammates laughing, hyping them up during a training session on spin bikes in Johannesburg.

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Crusaders forward Kieran Read working out in the gym.

Watch: Crusaders shrug off jet lag by pushing huge tin in Johannesburg

There was no rest for the red and blacks as they prepare for their clash with the Lions.

Crusaders outclass Chiefs to book place in Super Rugby final

The Canterbury side claimed a 27-13 win against the Chiefs in Christchurch.

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Stephen Stuart and Guy Heveldt pick apart this week's Super Rugby action.

Super Rugby semi-finals picks: Can the Hurricanes make it an all-Kiwi final and if so, who will join them?

It's semi-finals football - which Kiwi teams will survive this weekend's do or die matches?

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The Fiji-born centre is staying in the south despite interest from the Chiefs.

'I gotta do what's best for my family' – ex All Black Seta Tamanivalu sticking with Crusaders

The Fiji-born centre is staying in the south despite interest from the Chiefs.

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Both Ryan Crotty and Joe Moody said Scott Robertson wants the team putting out their absolute best.

Watch: 'We're not allowed to say semi!' Crusaders coach enforcing do-or-die mindset for 'final' against Chiefs

Both Ryan Crotty and Joe Moody said Scott Robertson wants the team at their best.

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The Crusaders midfielder says with the same weather forecast for this weekend against the Chiefs, the team have some useful exper
ience to draw on.

'I couldn't stop shivering!' Ryan Crotty laughs off freezing game with Highlanders, embraces match as learning experience

Crotty says with the same weather forecast this week, the team have some useful experience to draw on.

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The Crusaders' No. 8 said the forward pack stepped up the intensity in their 17-0 quarter-final win in Christchurch.

'The boys really dominated' - Kieran Read credits forwards for muscling upfront against Highlanders

The Crusaders' No. 8 said the forward pack stepped up the intensity in their 17-0 quarter-final win in Christchurch.

Crusaders demolish Highlanders in the wet to march into semi-finals

The Crusaders have dominated the Highlanders beating them 17-0 at AMI Stadium, Christchurch.

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Our 1 NEWS Sport experts preview this weekend's Super Rugby matches.

Super Rugby quarter-finals PICKS: Can the defending champions get the job done in Canberra?

It's quarter-final times - which Kiwi teams will survive this weekend's play-offs?

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It will be an All Blacks front row for the red and blacks, while vice captain Ryan Crotty also makes a welcome return.

Crusaders get All Blacks boost for Highlanders clash

It will be an All Blacks front row for the red and blacks.

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