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Crusaders (rugby union)

Super Rugby franchise based in Christchurch, New Zealand

Crusaders (rugby union)
Crusaders (rugby union)

The Crusaders are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Christchurch, who compete in the Super Rugby competition. They are the most successful team in the competitions history and have won a collective of 10 titles. . Formed in 1996 to represent the upper South Island of New Zealand in the Super 12, the Crusaders represent the Buller, Canterbury, Mid-Canterbury, South Canterbury, Tasman and West Coast provincial Rugby Unions. Their main home ground since 2012 is Rugby League Park. They formerly played out of Lancaster Park prior to it being damaged beyond repair in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The Crusaders are the most recent Super Rugby champions and are also the champions of both editions of Super Rugby Aotearoa.

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