The boot of Colin Slade has carried the Crusaders to an 18-17 upset win over defending champions the Chiefs in a tough Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
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...
Ellis Park, Johannesburg 2.05am (AEDT)
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.
Richard Knowler Six tries in four matches. It's a grotesque statistic the Crusaders won't like to be reminded of.
Livewire winger Alapati Leiua fended off five tacklers in a brilliant individual try to lift the Wellington Hurricanes to a thrilling 29-26 win over the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday March 8, 5.35pm (AEDT)
The Crusaders scraped a 14-13 win over the Stormers in Christchurch to post their first win of the Super Rugby season and maintain a proud 13-year record.
Melbourne Rebels lock Hugh Pyle says a brutal match-review session has left the players in no doubt about what's required in Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders.
AAMI Park, Melbourne. Friday 7.40pm (AEDT)
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.
Melissa Woods Melbourne loses second game in a row despite improved performance
Benji Marshall sat on the bench for the entire match as the Blues downed the Crusaders 35-24 in the Super Rugby clash in Auckland on Friday.
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Richard Shute Crusaders v Chiefs at Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will know on Monday whether Richie McCaw will require surgery on a broken thumb that will have him absent from their struggling Super Rugby campaign for up to eight weeks.
Defending champions the Chiefs have produced a lionhearted defensive effort to beat the Crusaders 18-10 in a fiercely fought Super Rugby contest in Christchurch.
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Richard Shute Blues v Crusaders at Ellis Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm.