Outgoing Tasman coach Kieran Keane has taken a parting shot at Canterbury and Crusaders bosses ahead of his move to the Chiefs.
It is last chance saloon for the Crusaders in terms of play-off hopes when they face the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.
All Black playmaker Dan Carter will start at fly-half for the Crusaders in Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes.
The Crusaders are set to be without five injured All Blacks for this week's Super Rugby clash with the high-flying Hurricanes in Nelson....
Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has not given up on sneaking into the play-off spots, despite losing their seventh game.
The Waratahs moved top of the Australian conference on Saturday as they saw off the Crusaders 32-22 with a try bonus-point.
The Waratahs host the Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday in a repeat of last year's final and with play-off hopes on the line.
A Crusaders team will play a one-off, historic match against Saracens in New Orleans on August 1.
Full-back Israel Dagg will make his return from injury via the bench when the Crusaders face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley expects the Crusaders to have 'a chip on their shoulder' when the two sides clash this weekend.
Crusaders playmaker Dan Carter says the seven-time champions are confident they can still sneak into the Super Rugby play-offs.
The Crusaders kept their Super Rugby play-off hopes alive on Friday with an impressive 58-17 victory over the Reds in Christchuch.
Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are set to play their last game in Christchurch for the Crusaders in Friday's clash with the Reds.
Richie McCaw is set to make his return from concussion after being named on the bench to face the Reds in Christchurch on Friday.
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we select the men who stood out during Round Twelve of Super Rugby.
Outscoring their visitors by four tries to two, the Hurricanes maintained their spot at the top of the table by defeating the Crusaders...
Crusaders young winger David Havili won't be intimidated by taking on his opposite man Julian Savea on Saturday.