The most successful franchise in Super Rugby history, the Crusaders encompasses the six provincial unions located at the top half of New Zealand’s South Island.  The six unions consist of Tasman, Canterbury, Mid-Canterbury South Canterbury, Buller and West Coast.  The Crusaders draw on these provinces ensure their success continues as the franchise who has won more titles than any other in the competition.

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Head to Head Record:

Crusaders 18 Wins
Highlanders 11 Wins

Results:

1996: Crusaders 27, Highlanders 29
1997: Highlanders 37, Crusaders 29
1998: Crusaders 40, Highlanders 24
1999: Highlanders 23, Crusaders 6
1999: Crusaders 24, Highlanders 19 (Final)
2000: Crusaders 42, Highlanders 36
2000: Crusaders 37, Highlanders 15 (Semi-Final)
2001: Highlanders 26, Crusaders 21
2002: Crusaders 30, Highlanders 28
2002: Crusaders 34, Highlanders 23 (Semi-Final)
2003: Highlanders 16, Crusaders 17
2004: Crusaders 46, Highlanders 29
2005: Highlanders 13, Crusaders 27
2006: Crusaders 38, Highlanders 15
2007: Highlanders 3, Crusaders 38
2008: Crusaders 14, Highlanders 26
2009: Highlanders 6, Crusaders 0
2010: Crusaders v Highlanders 32-17
2011: Highlanders v Crusaders 13-43, & Crusaders v Highlanders 18-26
2012: Highlanders v Crusaders, 27-24 & Crusaders v Highlanders, 51-18
2013: Highlanders v Crusaders, 38-21 & Crusaders v Highlanders, 24-8
2014: Highlanders v Crusaders, 30-32 & Crusaders v Highlanders, 34-8
2015: Highlanders v Crusaders, 20-26 & Crusaders v Highlanders, 20-25
2016: Highlanders v Crusaders, 34-26

Honours Board:

Champions 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Finalist: 2011, 2014
Semi-Finalists 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2013

Log Placings:

1996: 12th
1997: 6th
1998: 1st
1999: 1st
2000: 1st
2001: 10th
2002: 1st
2003: 2nd
2004: 2nd
2005: 1st
2006: 1st
2007: 2nd
2008: 1st
2009: 4th
2010: 4th
2011: 2nd
2012: 4th
2013: 4th
2014: 2nd
2015: 7th

Coaches:

1996: Vance Stewart
1997: Wayne Smith, Robbie Deans (Manager)
1998: Wayne Smith, Robbie Deans
1999: Robbie Deans, Steve Hansen
2000: Robbie Deans
2001: Robbie Deans
2002: Robbie Deans
2003: Robbie Deans
2004: Robbie Deans
2005: Robbie Deans
2006: Robbie Deans
2007: Robbie Deans
2008: Robbie Deans
2009: Todd Blackadder
2010: Todd Blackadder (convenor), Mark Hammett & Daryl Gibson
2011: Todd Blackadder, Daryl Gibson & Dave Hewett
2012: Todd Blackadder & Dave Hewett
2013: Todd Blackadder, Dave Hewett, Aaron Mauger & Tabai Matson
2014: Todd Blackadder, Dave Hewett, Aaron Mauger & Tabai Matson
2015: Todd Blackadder
2016: Todd Blackadder

Captains:

1996: Richard Loe
1997: Todd Blackadder
1998: Todd Blackadder
1999: Todd Blackadder
2000: Todd Blackadder
2001: Todd Blackadder
2002: Reuben Thorne
2003: Reuben Thorne
2004: Reuben Thorne
2005: Richie McCaw
2006: Richie McCaw
2007: Richie McCaw
2008: Richie McCaw
2009: Richie McCaw
2010: Richie McCaw
2011: Kieran Read
2012: Kieran Read
2013: Kieran Read
2014: Kieran Read
2015: Kieran Read
2016: Kieran Read

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