Crusaders apologise to fans

    2015-04-21 12:01

    Cape Town - Seven-time Super Rugby champions, the Crusaders, have apologised to their fans following two home defeats in a row.

    Fans streamed out of AMI Stadium in Christchurch before the final whistle in the Crusaders’ 26-9 defeat at the hands of the Chiefs last Friday.

    The previous week, the Crusaders lost at home to the Highlanders and they are currently 10th on the overall Super Rugby log with just four wins from nine matches.

    Before the two recent home losses, the Crusaders thumped the Sharks 52-10 in Durban.

    That performance caused Sharks fans to boo their players off the field at Kings Park, which led to Sharks captain Pat Lambie and Director of Rugby Gary Gold publicly apologising to fans for their performance.

    The Crusaders have now followed suit, with assistant coach Aaron Mauger apologising to fans on Radio Sport NZ.

    "We love the people that we represent and we know that they love our team. That's probably why they walked out - they were disappointed and it hurt them to see that."

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