Israel Dagg

Crusaders drop Israel Dagg to reserves

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder continues to drop bombshells with All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg the latest casualty.

Chiefs v Crusaders

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Cheetahs v Crusaders

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Nemani Nadolo hat-trick steers Crusaders back on track

Former Waratah, Nemani Nadolo (file pic).

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, April 12 (Reuters) - Winger Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick of tries and flyhalf Colin Slade contributed 25 points as Canterbury Crusaders beat Cheetahs 52-31 in their...

Lions v Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will skipper the Crusaders.

Ellis Park, Johannesburg 2.05am (AEDT)

Rugby

Late tries seal Crusaders' victory over Lions

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg set up the final try/

A couple of late tries clinched a 28-7 victory for Canterbury Crusaders over Golden Lions Saturday in a Super Rugby match at Ellis Park.

Crusaders v Hurricanes

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

NZRU confirms All Blacks' sleeping pill use

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg.

Liam Napier The New Zealand Rugby Union have confirmed All Blacks Cory Jane and Israel Dagg were under the influence of sleeping pills during their infamous night out during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Crusaders v Stormers

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday March 8, 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rebels v Crusaders

AAMI Park, Melbourne. Friday 7.40pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Nemani Nadolo could prove Crusaders' back-line saviour

Back in the day: Nemani Nadolo during his time with the Waratahs.

Chris Barclay Four years after being a bit-part member of the Waratahs squad, hulking winger Nemani Nadolo may be just what the Crusaders have been looking for.

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Crusaders v Chiefs

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Richard Shute Crusaders v Chiefs at Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch

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Super Rugby preview: Blues v Crusaders

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Richard Shute Blues v Crusaders at Ellis Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm.

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Tight five

Gone in 60 seconds as Wallabies errors take their toll against All Blacks

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Paul Cully It is rare that the difference between two teams can be distilled to one segment of play, but it happened in the 54th Bledisloe Test on Saturday night.

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Rugby

Joe Moody replaced by Jeffery Toomaga-Allen for All Blacks tour

Joe Moody

A broken leg has robbed prop Joe Moody of the chance of making his All Blacks debut on the tour of Japan and Europe.

Rugby

Most experienced All Blacks to face France

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Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks know all too well that grizzled doesn't mean great.

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France bow to All Blacks opportunism

Thierry Dusautoir.

Daniel Gilhooly For French captain Thierry Dusautoir, one statistic over the weekend encapsulates why it will take something special to end the All Blacks' winning streak.

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All Blacks drop Cory Jane for England Test

Cory Jane.

Marc Hinton It was a no-brainer for Steve Hansen to pick Dan Carter to brings up his ton against the Poms at Twickenham, and almost as easy for him to restore Julian Savea to the left wing and give Cory Jane a...

Rugby

All Blacks maintain winning streak against gutsy England

Ma'a Nonu.

Julian Guyer New Zealand survived an England fightback to make it 13 wins out of 13 this year with a 30-22 victory at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Coach is still searching for strong leadership

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Paul Cully The strength of the players' union response to the Wallabies' Dublin drinking sanctions, above the normal go-in-to-bat-for-your-members position, suggests the boundaries of what was acceptable may...

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