Crusaders 53

0 W.Force

Read serves notice in style

Wanting to make a statement as a team for the first time in 2007 was the Crusaders' motivation going into their Rebel Sport Super 14 match with the Force, but it also provided Keiran Read with a chance to make a statement of his own.
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Crusaders swamp hapless Force

Stirred by memories of last season's draw, and the rising reputation of the Western Force, the Crusaders sent the Force the same way as many reputable sides who travel to Jade Stadium full of hope by thrashing them 53-0.
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Preview: Crusaders v Force

The Force almost caused the boilover of 2006 when they held the Crusaders to 23-23 and nearly won the match in the last minute.
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Mitchell under no illusions

Western Force coach John Mitchell has no illusions about the huge task in front of his team when it takes on defending Rebel Sport Super 14 champions the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Super century for Howlett and MacDonald

Blues wing Doug Howlett and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald are being congratulated as they prepare to join an exclusive group - those who have played a century of Rebel Sport Super 14 rugby matches.
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Deans makes four changes for Western Force match

The Crusaders welcome back influential first five Dan Carter for their key Rebel Sport Super 14 match against the Western Force in Christchurch on Saturday.
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