And they are very important to the people of Christchurch.
When they play in Christchurch they play at ami stadium and
they win 90% of there games.At the moment the teams
captain is Kieran Read.
The Crusaders were assembled in1996 when Canterbury found
themselves at a low rugby ebb.And thier uniform is red and black.
While the union (NewZealands oldest dating back to 1879) was made
the home base for the Crusaders rugby franchise.Also incorporating
The top half of the South Island
In five years the Crusaders went from being a largely non-Allblack
environment to having all but one Allblack.
Now the Crusaders are one of NewZealands best super rugby
teams.And the star players are:The captain Kieran Read,Dan Carter,
Richie McCaw and Namani Nadolo.
The Crusaders have own five super 12 games (1998,1999,2000,2002,
2005)and they also won the first super 14 game in 2006 and another