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Tough start absorbed by Crusaders

Knowing the Crusaders sometimes struggled early in their seasons, coach Scott Robertson was delighted with the way his side quelled an improved Blues team to win their Investec Super Rugby game 24-22 at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Blues need to back up well in Durban

Flying out to Durban at 7am the morning after taking the Crusaders to the wire in a 22-24 loss had Blues coach Leon MacDonald excited about backing up when they meet the Sharks in the second week of Investec Super Rugby.
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Crusaders survive Blues assault

Two penalty tries conceded by the Blues proved the difference as the Crusaders claimed a 24-22 win in an epic start to their respective Investec Super Rugby campaigns at Eden Park on Saturday night.
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Robertson wants momentum from the outset

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is looking forward to the level of expectation in Auckland being reflected in a big crowd to turn out to Eden Park for the Blues-Crusaders Investec Super Rugby opener on Saturday.
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MacDonald confident Blues are ready

Blues coach Leon MacDonald enters new territory in his career in taking over an under-performing Investec Super Rugby side but up against his old team, the Crusaders, in a tough first outing in the 2019 season.
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Super Rugby Preview: Blues v Crusaders

First games at Eden Park are always a test for the home side, will they signal the start of a revival in fortunes after years of waiting and after meeting the Crusaders first-up on Saturday night they and their fans will have a better idea.
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