Scott Robertson has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders for the next three years, announcing on Friday that he will lead the Crusaders through to the end of 2024.
The Warren Whiteley-captained Lions will get one last shot at Super Rugby glory when they face the 1998 Crusaders in Game 11 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
No 8 Hoskins Sotutu scored two tries as the Blues beat the Force on Saturday to secure a Trans-Tasman home final against the Highlanders next week.
The 2002 Crusaders continued their unbeaten run by thrashing Jake White’s Brumbies 35-10 in Game 10 of the interactive Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament in Christchurch.
The Rebels’ home game against the Crusaders has been moved from Melbourne to Sydney as authorities are still battling to contain a new Covid-19 outbreak in the state of Victoria.
Crusaders fullback Will Jordan crossed for two tries in a scrappy 29-21 win against the Western Force in a Super Rugby Trans-Tasman match in Christchurch on Friday.
Two former All Blacks have singled out Crusaders flyhalf Richie Mo’unga as the greatest Super Rugby player of all time.
A 31-point haul by Richie Mo’unga, including three tries, inspired the Crusaders to a commanding 63-28 win over the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.
Carlos Spencer came to the fore as the 1997 Blues claimed a 24-14 victory over the 2019 Crusaders in Game 7 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
Crusaders wing George Bridge has been ruled out for the remainder of the Trans-Tasman competition and is at risk of missing the All Blacks’ Test season due to injury.