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The Crusaders are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Christchurch that competes in the Super Rugby competition. They are the most successful team in Super Rugby history with eight titles.

 

In 22 years of Super Rugby the Crusaders have won 8 titles, been finalists 13 times and semi finalists 17 times plus we are the only Super Rugby team to complete a whole season undefeated, a truly remarkable record!

 

The Crusaders have a unique brand and brand signature that captures the hearts and minds of a significant proportion of the rugby loving public, not just in Christchurch but on throughout the South Island, across wider New Zealand, and on into the 45 countries that currently view our broadcast content on television.

 

Their image is unique in world sport, swords, horses, castles and the world’s finest professional rugby side, that truly reflect the special “Crusaders Spirit of the South”. An understated ruthless pursuit of excellence. Leaving nothing to chance, by attention to detail, courage under fire, innovation and risk taking, all in red and black!

 

Noted around the world, red and black, our theme music, Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis, the sword, and of course our Crusaders Horsemen, live at every home game for the past 22 years!

 

Our teams have been exclusively coached and led by champions, All Blacks every one! Vance Stewart, Wayne Smith, Robbie Deans, Todd Blackadder, Richard Loe, Reuben Thorne, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read and now Sam Whitelock.

 

Plus our ethos is that the team is valued more highly than any individual.

 

Our Achievements

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1st

Super Rugby Champions

2017

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1st

Super Rugby Champions

2008

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1st

Super Rugby Champions

2006

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1st

Super Rugby Champions

2005

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1st

Super Rugby Champions

2002

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2nd

Super Rugby

2014

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