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Crusaders' nearly two year wait over

Crusaders' nearly two year wait over
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| Rugby News | Saturday March 24 2012 16:36


For the first time in 680 days, Christchurch will host their Crusaders tonight.

The red and blacks face the Cheetahs at the new AMI Stadium, their first game in the city since May 2010.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske says they want to maintain the Crusaders patchy start.

He says it's not the ideal start, but they're a tough physical side who will bring their top game.

Meanwhile the Crusaders are hoping home advantage can kick-start their Super Rugby campaign tonight.

In the first Super game in Christchurch since May 2010, the Crusaders open the new AMI Stadium with just one win from their opening three games.

Captain Kieran Read says they need to return to what's served them well in the past.

"I think we're just working our way how we want to play the game. I don't think we were quite there against the Chiefs and the Highlanders so we've worked hard on that, making sure that we play to our strengths and get back to our set piece ball which is key for us."

Kickoff's at 7:35pm

Photo: Photosport


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