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Tabai Matson called being blitzed by the Blues a "slap in the face" but was in no mood to backtrack yesterday. While the public debate whether last Friday night's 34-15 hammering should cause alarm bells to go berserk at the Super Rugby giants'
That will be playing into the hands of Sir John Kirwan's men and negating the strengths of the Crusaders, which are: solid set piece, few mistakes and tight defence. With a forward pack containing seven All Blacks, plus Matt Todd, they will play a
Wednesday Nov 28, 2012 Tabai Matson and Aaron Mauger have been confirmed as the Crusaders' new assistant coaches for next season. Matson, who took Canterbury to ITM Cup success this year in his first season as head coach, and Mauger, who assisted him,
Their marshalling of the backs and forwards respectively has been a feature of the young Canterbury team's successful season. Both are masters at steadying the ship when the team is under pressure...He's been inspirational.'' Canterbury will set a
But the words "Ranfurly Shield" will be the most commonly used in the Canterbury rugby camp this week. The famous Log of Wood, which Canterbury lost to Southland last year, has come very much back in favour following Canterbury's determined 20-12
New Blues coach John Kirwan has turned his gaze to Canterbury as he looks to rebuild the beleaguered franchise. The former All Black has been in attack mode since his recent appointment with a number of players, including Canterbury's Brendon O'
Sean Maitland's hopes of helping Canterbury to a fifth consecutive national rugby title have been dashed by a serious finger injury which will see him out of action for the rest of the season. The gifted fullback left the field 25 minutes into Friday
A good all-round performance is all Cantabrians coach Tabai Matson is asking for from his side's final pre-season match against Wellington at Linfield Park today. With the opening round of the ITM Cup just seven days away, the four-time defending
Tabai Matson is champing at the bit to coach Canterbury after being promoted into the top job on the departure of Rob Penney...New coach Tabai Matson doubts he will have to motivate the Canterbury rugby team this year with "a legacy" in the offing.
New Canterbury rugby coach Tabai Matson made a colourful start to his tenure, boldly stating his preference to work with fellow former All Black Scott Robertson as his assistant. Matson was appointed Rob Penney's successor yesterday in a decision