Duncan Johnstone on Crusaders
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.
Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will look to Dan Carter to help them finish a tour that is in the balance after their disappointing loss to the Sharks in Durban.
Duncan Johnstone All Blacks great Dan Carter says he has unfinished "personal" business at the World Cup and is hell bent on making next year's tournament in England.
Duncan Johnstone Auckland: All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams says he is braced for the attention that's sure to come when he plays in Sydney this weekend for the first time since 2009.
Duncan Johnstone It may only be a Super Rugby warmup but the Blues are expecting a motivated Hurricanes team to turn up the heat in Whangarei on Saturday.