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Todd Blackadder

Crusaders Head Coach

The only man to ever lift the Super rugby trophy three times as captain, Blackadder is now back with the Crusaders as Head Coach. Apply now and gain experience from the best coaches and support staff in the world.

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Learn the skills and techniques that have defined the most successful provincial rugby union in the world. Players looking to further their rugby careers, coaches and support staff wanting to experience the Canterbury rugby culture…

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in the World

Learn the skills and techniques that have defined the most successful provincial rugby union in the world. Players looking to further their rugby careers, coaches and support staff wanting to experience Canterbury Women’s rugby…

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Matson to help with USA rugby camp

Canterbury Rugby and the Crusaders have teamed up with Colorado State University to run a rugby development camp next month.  Assistant Crusaders Coach Tabai Matson will travel to the USA to be the head coach at the upcoming camp for aspiring American players and coaches.

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Iain Monanghan

Elite Development Coach

The experience of spending time with Canterbury Rugby and the Crusaders allowed me to see a world class...

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