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Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has announced his squad to contest the 2015 Investec Super Rugby competition.  It includes 26 returning players from the 2014 Crusaders squad, 2 players who have been elevated from the Wider Training Group, and 4 new players. 492 more words

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2014 – SuperRugby – Chiefs little-changed for title defence

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The Chiefs have named a settled squad sprinkled with some high-profile additions for the defence of their Super Rugby title in 2014.

The two-time defending champions have handed debut contracts to three players as well as luring four from outside their boundaries, including former Chiefs Mils Muliaina and Kane Thompson back from Japan. 418 more words

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Fruean to face further heart surgery

The Crusaders have today announced that Centre Robbie Fruean has withdrawn from the remainder of the 2013 Investec Super Rugby Season as he is set to undergo heart surgery. 371 more words

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Crusaders start Carter but drop Dagg (teamsheet)

The Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has named All Black Dan Carter in his starting team, but has dropped Isreal Dagg as they prepare to face the table topping Brumbies this weekend. 165 more words


Beware the Crusade!

Owen Franks.  Brad Thorn.  Sam Whitelock.  Kieran Read.  Dan Carter.  Sonny Bill Williams.  Robbie Fruean.  Israel Dagg.  What do all these names have in common? 731 more words