Canterbury Rugby Supporters' Club

Newsletter 3 - June 2009 PDF Print E-mail

 


 

NEWSLETTER 3

  JUNE 2009

 

 

Well the Crusaders season is over for another year, and what a season it has been for the red and blacks. The team made it to the final 4. A feat that 10 other teams didn’t manage and when you look at the injuries and non returning players from last season, they deserve a big congratulations on getting to the final 4.  They had a very hard opposition in the Bulls especially in South Africa, but were certainly not disgraced in their game against them.

A lot of new talent has emerged and the likes of Ryan Crotty and Colin Slade have a big future ahead of them in the game if they can continue the form they have shown throughout the competition.

We wish Leon McDonald and his family all the best in their new venture in Japan. Rangi has been a long and faithful servant of Canterbury rugby, and who knows if he might be seen in  red and black again.

The Air New Zealand Cup is due to start at the beginning of August, with 7 home games at Jade Stadium, so mark these dates on your calendar now and come along to the park and support the boys.  An added bonus this year will be that Dan Carter is also playing in this competition.  Another ex Canterbury player Tabai Matson is back as the Assistant Coach and along with Rob Penney will be marshalling the troops this season.

Congratulations to Wyatt Crockett, Kieran Reid, Isaac Ross, Brad Thorn, George Whitelock and Owen Franks for their selection in the All Blacks squad for the Iveco series.  They were certainly well deserved and a couple of other players were unlucky to miss out.  With a long All Back season ahead we may yet see more Canterbury names in the AB squad.

 

 2009 AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP DRAW 2009 

 

DATE

AGAINST

VENUE

TIME

Saturday 1 August

North Harbour

North Harbour

5.30pm

Saturday 8 August

Auckland

Eden Park

7,.35pm

Friday 14 August

Waikato

AMI Stadium

7.35pm

Saturday 22 August

Tasman

Ami Stadium

4.30pm

Saturday 29 August

Wellington (RS Challenge)

Wellington

7.35pm  

Saturday 5 September

Bay Of Plenty

Mt Maunganui

5.30pm

Saturday 12 September

Otago

AMI Stadium

4.35pm

Friday 18 September

Taranaki

AMI Stadium

7.35pm

Saturday 26 September

Northland

AMI Stadium

2.35pm

Friday 2 October

Counties Manukau

Pukekohe

7.35pm

Friday 9 October

Manawatu

AMI Stadium

7.35pm

Thursday 15 October

Hawkes Bay

Napier

7.35pm

Thursday 22 October

Southland

AMI Stadium

7.35pm

20/30 October

SEMI FINALS

 

 

Saturday 7 November

FINAL

 

 

 

 

RUGBY WORLD CUP NEWS

The draw is out for the 2011 World Cup and the games that have been allocated to Christchurch are:

Saturday September 10

Argentina vs England

Sunday September 11

Australia vs Italy

Sunday September 18

England vs Europe 1

Sunday September 25

Argentina vs Scotland

Saturday October 1

Australia vs Europe 2

Saturday October 8

WINNER POOL B vs RUNNER UP POOL A

Sunday October 9

WINNER POOL A vs RUNNER UP POOL B