Blackadder played 25 matches for the All Blacks (12 Tests) captaining his country on 14 occasions. The only man in history to lead a team to three consecutive Super Rugby titles, the Rangiora born 43-year-old has been coaching the Crusaders since 2009 – over this time the red and blacks have reached six straight finals series and contested two championship deciders. 694 more words
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Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder is with us to look at the side’s 2015 campaign, the return of Robbie Fruean and some of the selection dilemmas he’s likely to encounter as he tries to win his first title with the Christchurch-based franchise as a coach. 10 more words
In a drama-filled display in front of a record Super Rugby crowd, it was a case of third time lucky for the Waratahs.
The 19th Super Rugby final was a fitting end to the tournament as the two sides who led proceedings in the regular season went toe-to-toe, playing a spectacular brand of exciting, end-to-end running rugby for the duration. 616 more words