24 Feb 2011

Crusaders cancel their trip to Wellington

6:22 am on 24 February 2011

The Canterbury Crusaders have decided not to travel to Wellington this weekend for their Super rugby fixture against the Hurricanes.

Among the 75 confirmed dead in the Christchurch earthquake is a Crusaders board member, and the Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach said in a statement that everyone involved with the franchise had been affected by the tragedy, and the team wanted to stay home this weekend to support their families and community.

SANZAR have declared the Crusaders-Hurricanes match a draw with each team receiving two points.

The Hurricanes chairman Paul Collins says he's now focussing on ways in which the Wellington franchise can support the people of Christchurch.