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Lessons for SA rugby from Crusaders' win - Mallett

Former South African rugby coach Nick Mallett said the Crusaders were the best team in Investec Super Rugby and they had shown that with their deserved 37-18 win in Saturday's final in Christchurch.
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Crusaders deserved champions - reaction

Reaction from around the rugby world has acknowledged the Crusaders' right to the Investec Super Rugby championship after their 37-18 win over the Lions in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Lions learn that defence wins finals

In the wake of their game, but unsuccessful, quest to claim the Investec Super Rugby final after going down 37-18 to the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday, South Africa's Lions will continue to strive in the season's ahead.
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Crusaders apply the power for final win

Denying the Lions their traditional lineout-driving platform and scrum power, the Crusaders achieved a successful 37-18 defence of their Investec Super Rugby title, and made it nine titles in total, in front of a packed AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Crusaders come back strong over scrum claims

Lions coach Swys de Bruin's claims of illegalities in the Crusaders scrum in the lead-up to Saturday's Investec Super Rugby final in Christchurch are like a return to the bad old days of verbal jousting and scrapping for an initial advantage.
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Good start crucial for both teams

Both the Investec Super Rugby finalists, the Crusaders and the Lions have been guilty of having to play 'come-from-behind' rugby this year so the need to have good starts will be a goal for both sides in Christchurch on Saturday.
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