Crusaders

Ronan O'Gara Assistant Coach of the Crusaders  during the Super Rugby match, Crusaders V Hurricanes, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, 25th May 2018.Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz

Ireland legend hails NZ's rugby approach - 'I had no idea of their way of coaching'

Crusaders assistant Ronan O'Gara says the NZ way is superior to the northern hemisphere.

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The key message is a new sports arena should not only have a roof, but also a retractable playing field.

Christchurch City Council gives $220 million covered multi-use arena the green light

The Crusaders Super Rugby team are among those who will benefit.

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The 1 NEWS sports reporter says the All Blacks midfielder has told him in the past that recovery times differ with each concussion.

Don't jump to conclusion that Ryan Crotty should retire, says 1 NEWS’ sports reporter Guy Heveldt

Star has said previously that recovery times differ with each concussion.

Dan Carter quashes rumours of Super Rugby return with Highlanders

Carter says he'd rather spend more time with family than look at a return to Super Rugby.

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Mo'unga has been the shining light in another title winning Crusaders season.

'He'll take it with both hands' - Crusaders' Samu backs Richie Mo'unga over Beauden Barrett for All Blacks first-five berth

The Wallabies flanker wants to see his club teammate start at number 10 in Sydney next week.

Watch: Beauden and Jordie resurrect Hurricanes pennant on Barrett farm, threaten to remove Scott's Crusaders flag

Saturday's result has led to some cheeky All Blacks sibling rivalry in Taranaki.

Chiefs first-five Damian McKenzie in action during a Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Brumbies played at FMG Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday 7 July 2018.

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Crusaders snubbed in Super Rugby team of the year as McKenzie is named player of the season

George Bridge is the solitary player selected from the champions.

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Crusaders coach Scott Robertson and captain Sam Whitelock joked about the weather as they thanked fans for attending the reception in shocking weather.

Thousands brave shocking Christchurch weather to salute Super Rugby champion Crusaders

"Cantabrians are the best fans in the world," one supporter said.

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The first-five was man of the match in the Crusaders' final win last night.

'Having real pride in my performance' - Richie Mo'unga relishing being Crusaders' big game player

The first-five was man of the match in the Crusaders' final win last night.

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Mo'unga has been the shining light in another title winning Crusaders season.

'I've worked hard to get here' - Richie Mo'unga details transformation into world class first-five

Mo'unga is in contention for the All Blacks' No.10 jersey after being a shining light for the Crusaders this season.

Seta Tamanivalu of the Crusaders celebrates his try during the Super Rugby Final

Back-to-back champions! Crusaders add to Super Rugby dominance with final demolition of Lions

The Crusaders have won their ninth Super Rugby title, defeating the Lions 37-18 in front of their home fans in Christchurch.

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Tamanivalu says the team environment and ‘brotherhood’ made him feel at home with the Crusaders.

'It's a blessing' - Departing Crusaders winger Seta Tamanivalu on making move from Chiefs

Tamanivalu says the team environment and ‘brotherhood’ made him feel at home with the Crusaders.

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The Crusaders skipper praised Scott Robertson, coaching staff and players for their work in securing back-to-back Super Rugby titles.

'He's always playing with his hair' - Sam Whitelock on Crusaders' coach unique coaching style

Whitelock praised Scott Robertson for his ability to lift the players.

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Scott Robertson said his No.10 played exceptionally and admitted the forwards were on another level against the Lions.

'He's behind a Rolls Royce pack' - Crusaders coach on Richie Mo’unga’s stellar final performance

Scott Robertson said his No.10 played exceptionally and admitted the forwards were on another level against the Lions.

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The All Blacks midfielder has never won a title in Christchurch since joining the club in 2009.

Ryan Crotty excited for first home Super Rugby final: 'I'll make mum and dad proud!'

The All Blacks midfielder has never won a title in Christchurch since joining the club in 2009.

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The Crusaders coach made minimal changes to his squad for Saturday, including leaving out the 202-cap prop.

Most read: Emotional Scott Robertson says leaving retiring Wyatt Crockett out of Super Rugby final 'hardest decision' he's ever made

Asked how the 202-cap prop took the news, Robertson said: " It wasn't an easy conversation. We reconvened the next day."

Crusaders forwards ready for war upfront against Lions in Super Rugby final

The Lions’ pack is filled with ‘big, strong, physical guys’ captain Sam Whitelock said.

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Swys de Bruin said the Crusaders deserve the favourites tag but anything can happen in sport.

Modest Lions coach says team is 'honoured' to play Crusaders in final

Swys de Bruin said the Crusaders deserve the favourites tag but anything can happen in sport.

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The All Blacks coach believes Razor has a good support crew around him too.

Steve Hansen praises 'unique' Scott Robertson ahead of Super Rugby final

The All Blacks coach believes Crusaders coach Razor has a good support crew around him too.

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Steve Hansen

Hansen warns Crusaders fans Super Rugby title not won yet, citing ABs horror 2007 RWC France loss

The All Blacks coach says the heavy favourites still have to job to do.

Lions' head coach Swys de Bruin oversees warm up ahead of the Highlanders v Lions, Super Rugby Week 13, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 12 May 2018. Copyright Image: Derek Morrison / www.photosport.nz

Lions coach says Crusaders 'get away with things' as he asks for 'fair deal' in Super Rugby final

The offside line is a particular area of concern for Swys De Bruin.

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Matt Todd says there's nothing better than taking the field and seeing full stands.

'It's a big ask': 'Boks legend all but writes off Lions' chances against Crusaders

The Johannesburg side face the defending champions in Christchurch for the 2018 title this weekend.

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Matt Todd says there's nothing better than taking the field and seeing full stands.

'The team knows when it's a full house' - Crusaders hoping for sellout crowd in first home final in a decade

Matt Todd says there's nothing better than taking the field and seeing full stands.

George Bridge celebrates after scoring against the Hurricanes

Are you watching, Steve Hansen? George Bridge fires All Blacks statement as Crusaders march towards Super Rugby crown

The Crusaders winger put his opposites to shame in his side's 30-12 semi-final win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch, writes Campbell Burnes.

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