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Robbie Deans: Crusaders Super Rugby triumph in South Africa would be 'best yet' - The Nelson Mail

Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, centre, with Greg Somerville (L) and Brad Thorn with the spoils are the Crusaders' last Super Rugby win in 2008. Robbie Deans - the last coach to lead the Crusaders to a Super Rugby title - says a win in Johannesburg would ...and more »

History proves Crusaders should have little to fear from Jaco Peyper against Lions - Stuff.co.nz

South African referee Jaco Peyper, pictured during the semifinal between the Lions and Hurricanes last weekend, is the best man to control the Super Rugby final said Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos. . OPINION: Sanzaar have elected to dance merrily along a ...and more »

Even South Africans see no sense in Jaco Peyper refereeing Super Rugby final - Stuff.co.nz

The decision to have Jaco Peyper referee the Super Rugby final has even drawn a sharp response in his South African homeland. Jaco Peyper's appointment to referee the Super Rugby final has bemused even the normally one-eyed South African rugby ...and more »

Visa changes to South Africa hit Crusaders fans where it hurts - The Press

Rugby fan Grant Golding, pictured with his children Kyan (left) and Anamika at a Canterbury game in 2015, has flagged hopes of supporting the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final. A change in visa regulations has thwarted some Crusaders fans' hopes of ...and more »

Rugby: Sanzaar drop another clanger in referee appointment for final - New Zealand Herald

The men running Super Rugby seem determined to metaphorically throw the competition in the microwave, set the thing on high and watch it explode in a hopeless, devastated mess. Sanzaar really had just the one job to take care of ahead of the Super ...and more »

Tony Smith: Stadium state not only reason for Crusaders' crowd figures dip - Stuff.co.nz

There were a lot of empty seats at AMI Stadium for the Crusaders' semifinal against the Chiefs. OPINION: Hamish Riach is only telling half the story about the Crusaders' disappointing Super Rugby semifinal crowd. The Crusaders CEO – who has been ...and more »

Hurricanes leaders tip Lions to win Super Rugby final - Stuff.co.nz

The Lions celebrate their comeback win over the Hurricanes to put them into the Super Rugby final. The Hurricanes leaders believe the Crusaders will be hard-pressed to prevent the Lions winning their maiden Super Rugby title. The Lions host the ...and more »

Crusaders' Richie Mo'unga peaking at the right time - Business Day

With the way the Crusaders are set up‚ it is difficult to pin their success on an individual. But their run to the final has been timed impeccably with Richie Mo'unga's coming of age as a player of serious reckoning. It was a challenge to replace such ...and more »

Fans react to Jaco Peyper appointment - Sport24

Cape Town - Super Rugby fans have reacted to the appointment of Jaco Peyper to referee Saturday's Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders at Ellis Park. The decision is highly controversial given the calls this week for neutral referees to ...and more »

Ref Jaco Peyper selection for Super Rugby title-decider ruffles feathers - Business Day

Wellington — Super Rugby governing body Sanzaar has ignored pleas from New Zealand for a neutral referee in Saturday's title-decider between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg, handing the whistle to SA's Jaco Peyper. Peyper's performance ...and more »