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Minister for Sport and Recreaction Grant Robertson has welcomed discussions to change the name of the Super Rugby champion Crusaders team after the Christchurch massacre. Robertson says he supports the initiative of Crusaders bosses to scrutinise the suitability of their title and imagery, following last Friday's terror act, in which 50 people were killed at two mosques by an Australian gunman. Critics have raised concern over the use of a name they say is offensive to the Muslim faith. The Crusades was the name originally given to a series of conflicts between Christian soldiers (Crusaders) and Muslims in the Mediterranean region, beginning in the 11th century. Crusaders review should continue - PR lecturer Crusaders considering name change Opinion: Crusaders name change needs to happen now The Crusaders issued a statement, saying the name was meant to reflect "the crusading spirit of this community", but understood the concerns raised and would consult widely. Robertson praised the … [Read more...] about Super Rugby: New Zealand Govt backs Crusaders name-change talks
A Super Rugby match between the Otago Highlanders and Canterbury Crusaders scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled after a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday killed 49 people. New Zealand Rugby said that the decision to cancel the match in Dunedin, some 360 kilometres south of Christchurch, had been made after consultation with both teams, police and local authorities. The nine-times Super Rugby champions Crusaders are based in Christchurch. "Advice from police and venue management was that the fixture could go ahead. However, with strong agreement from both teams we have made the final call not to proceed as a mark of respect for the events that have occurred in Christchurch," New Zealand Rugby`s Nigel Cass said in a statement. Police have said that 41 people were killed at the mosque, while seven others died at the Linwood mosque. One more died in hospital later. "Yesterday`s horrific attacks have left us all feeling stunned," Crusaders chief executive Colin … [Read more...] about Super Rugby clash between Otago Highlanders and Canterbury Crusaders cancelled after mosque shootings
Highlanders' hooker Ash Dixon is looking forward to playing in front of a 'packed zoo' when his side runs out to face the Reds on Friday. "We are at home this week, which is good with O Week." "An influx of students should keep the energy high - it's not often you can get the zoo full with students at the start of the season because they have money." The Southerners started their Super Rugby campaign with a come-from-behind win over the Chiefs last Friday night - something they want to see more of. "We were pretty inconsistent away from home last year, so that's something we've addressed this season," he said. "We played some good football at times, but it was good to see we closed it out at the back end of the game, 'cause some learning's from last year we weren't really good at it." The 2015 Super Rugby Champions will now turn their attention to the Reds, a side Dixon is rating highly. "They're a really physical side so recovery will be important before Friday. "The Tongan Thor is … [Read more...] about Super Rugby 2019: Ash Dixon hoping for students surge on Friday vs Reds
Rugby can be a bit slow at times. 57 years. That is the time it took from first FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay (1930), and introduction of the inaugural Rugby World Cup (Rugby World Cup) held in New Zealand (1987). When it happened, the game grew to levels never before seen. The other great sporting championship in World Rugby is yet to exist. In Europe, the Heineken Champions Cup (also known as the European Rugby Champions Cup) consists of six rounds followed by quarter-finals, a Semi Final and the Championship match. To play in the Heineken Champions Cup, teams qualify from the Pro14 (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy) as well as local club competitions each in England and France. Competing for qualification are: On the other side of the planet, Super Rugby in 2018 consisted of 21 rounds, followed by quarter-finals, a Semi Final and the Super Rugby Championship. There are 15 provincial teams from Australia (4 teams), New Zealand (5 teams), South Africa (4 teams), Japan (1 team) and … [Read more...] about How do you make World Super Rugby a reality?