Super Rugby Schedule

2016 Rugby Season




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Sat 27 Feb

Crusaders v Chiefs

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Sat 27 Feb 7.35pm





Fri 4 Mar

Crusaders v Blues

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Fri 4 Mar 7.35pm









Sat 19 Mar

Crusaders v Kings

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Sat 19 Mar 7.35pm





Sat 26 Mar

Sharks v Crusaders

Growthpoint, Kings Park, Durban


Sun 26 Mar 4.05am





Fri 1 Apr

Lions v Crusaders

Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg


Sat 2 Apr 6.00am





Fri 8 Apr

Force v Crusaders

nib Stadium, Perth


Fri 8 Apr 11.00pm





Fri 15 Apr

Crusaders v Argentina

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Fri 15 Apr 7.35pm





Sun 24 Apr

Brumbies v Crusaders

GIO Stadium, Canberra


Sun 24 Apr 6.05pm









Fri 6 May

Crusaders v Reds

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Fri 6 May 7.35pm





Fri 13 May

Highlanders v Crusaders



Fri 13 May 7.35pm





Fri 20 May

Crusaders v Waratahs

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Fri 20 May 7.35pm





Sat  28 May

Blues vs Crusaders

Eden Park Auckland


Fri 28 May 7.35pm







Fri 1 Jul

Chiefs v Crusaders



Fri 1 Jul 7.35pm





Sat 9 Jul

Crusaders v Rebels

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Sat 9 Jul 7.35pm





Sat 16 Jul

Crusaders v Hurricanes

AMI Stadium, Christchurch


Sat 16 Jul 5.15pm












Super Rugby Qualifiers: Friday 22 July and Saturday 23 July


Super Rugby Semi-Finals: Friday 29 July and Saturday 30 July


Super Rugby Final: Saturday 6 August


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Tabai Matson

Crusaders Assistant Coach

Tabai Matson has made the transition from Canterbury Head Coach to Crusaders Assistant coach for 2013. An outstanding coach who has been involved with coaching Canterbury to a record equalling 4 successive National titles.

Former centre Matson, 40, played five games for the All Blacks in 1995-96 and two Tests for Fiji at the 1999 World Cup. He was known as a hard-running player with deceptive pace.

Matson played 58 times for Canterbury and earned 25 caps for the Crusaders before playing for Brive in France in 1998-2000, London Irish in 2000-01 and Yamaha in Japan in 2001-06 (also head coach). His other coaching roles have included an assistant’s role with the University of Queesland in 2006 and head coach of the Gold Coast Breakers 2007-08 during which time the team made the semi-final.

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