Marc Hinton Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby...
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has thrown caution to the wind and named All Blacks duo Dan Carter and Kieran Read in the starting side for Saturday's crunch Super Rugby match against the Blues.
The Crusaders have received a huge boost for their key Super Rugby clash with the Western Force with skipper Kieran Read to return after six weeks.
New Zealand forward Kieran Read will play his 100th Super Rugby match as the Crusaders look to continue their resurgence against New Zealand rivals, the Hurricanes, in Christchurch on Friday.
Richie McCaw might still have the aura, but it's All Blacks lock Kieran Read who is the new king of New Zealand rugby.
All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read has urged world rugby bosses to consider ways to shorten the international season.
Daniel Gilhooly It was appropriate that an affluent London suburb was the setting as No.8 Kieran Read acknowledged he's come a long way from the player ranked last on an All Blacks' monopoly board.
All Blacks Kieran Read and Ben Smith are among five players on a shortlist to be named world rugby player of the year.
All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read capped a stellar year on Thursday when he won the New Zealand rugby player of the year award, two days after receiving the same award from the International Rugby Board.
New Zealand No.8 Kieran Read has been named as the International Rugby Board's (IRB) player of the year for 2013.
Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...
Richard Knowler The adventurous Crusaders pulled out their swords and ruthlessly filleted the Sharks to book a place in next week’s Super Rugby grand final.
AMI Park, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw will miss the Crusaders' crucial final round Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday.
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Richard Knowler All the stars aligned for the Crusaders on Saturday night as they scored four tries to grab a rare bonus-point victory to overwhelm the Highlanders 34-8 in Christchurch.
Paul Cully Against a side with a lesser defensive lineout than the Reds, the Waratahs could have headed into the finals with paper over the cracks, but their lineout problems on Saturday night will sharpen the...
Crusaders 21 Blues 13 Richard Knowler The power of Nemani Nadolo has probably killed the Blues' Super Rugby title hopes after the Crusaders won a brutal encounter in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Two tries to the Crusaders' powerhouse Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo wrapped up a 21-13 Super Rugby win over the Blues in Christchurch on Saturday.
All Black five-eighth Dan Carter has been named to return on a Crusaders bench packing serious firepower for their Super Rugby game against the Hurricanes in Wellington.