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Rugby Union
Crusaders Rugby
1996 - 2005
as at end of S12 2005

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
ACT Brumbies 12 7 5 0 58.33%
Auckland Blues 12 5 7 0 41.67%
Free State Cheetahs * 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Natal Sharks 11 8 2 1 72.73%
New South Wales Waratahs 11 7 4 0 63.64%
Northern Transvaal Bulls 10 6 4 0 60.00%
Otago Highlanders 12 8 4 0 66.67%
Queensland Reds 11 8 3 0 72.73%
Transvaal/Golden Cats 10 7 3 0 70.00%
Waikato Chiefs 10 8 2 0 80.00%
Wellington Hurricanes 12 8 3 1 66.67%
West Province Stormers 10 7 2 1 70.00%
All Teams 122 80 39 3 65.57%

Super 12 Champions (5 times): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005

Note : * - no longer in competition


Canterbury Rugby
1875 - 2004 (NPC since 1976)
as at end of NPC 2005

versus New Zealand Inter-Provincial / NPC Rugby sides
as at end of NPC 2005
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
Auckland 89 37 47 5 41.57%
Bay of Plenty 26 18 6 2 69.23%
Buller 50 43 6 1 86.00%
Buller/West Coast 2 2 0 0 100.00%
Bush Unions (?) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Counties 29 18 10 1 62.07%
East Coast 2 2 0 0 100.00%
Hawkes Bay 47 24 21 2 51.06%
King Country 9 7 2 0 77.78%
Manawhenua (?) 2 2 0 0 100.00%
Manuwatu 32 22 8 2 68.75%
Marlborough 24 21 3 0 87.50%
Mid Canterbury/Ashburton 79 59 18 2 74.68%
Nelson Bays 14 13 0 1 92.86%
North Auckland/Northland 31 23 8 0 74.19%
North Harbour 19 12 4 3 63.16%
North Otago 6 5 1 0 83.33%
Otago 156 78 65 13 50.00%
Poverty Bay 2 2 0 0 100.00%
South Canterbury 119 95 22 2 79.83%
Southland 95 67 25 3 70.53%
Taranaki 52 38 12 2 73.08%
Thames Valley 3 3 0 0 100.00%
Waikato 39 23 15 1 58.97%
Wairarapa/Wairarapa Bush 36 28 8 0 77.78%
Wanganui 25 23 2 0 92.00%
Wellington 156 66 80 10 42.31%
West Coast 101 81 14 6 80.20%
All Teams 1246 813 377 56 65.25%

NPC Champions (5 times): 1977, 1983, 1997, 2001, 2004


Ranfurly Shield Records
1904 - 2004
as at end of NPC 2005

Ranfurly Shield Games (Top 5)

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
Auckland 193 152 35 6 78.76%
Canterbury 166 125 34 7 75.30%
Waikato 86 52 31 3 60.47%
Hawkes Bay 76 50 23 3 65.79%
Wellington 90 44 40 6 48.89%

Defenses of Ranfurly Shield (Top 5)

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
Auckland 158 138 15 5 87.34%
Canterbury 130 114 10 6 87.69%
Waikato 54 45 7 2 83.33%
Hawkes Bay 50 45 3 2 90.00%
Wellington 45 35 9 1 77.78%

Ranfurly Shield era's

61 - Auckland (1985-93)
25 - Auckland (1960-63)
25 - Canterbury (1982-85)
24 - Hawkes Bay (1922-27)
23 - Auckland (1905-13)
23 - Canterbury (1953-56)
23 - Canterbury (2000-03)
21 - Hawkes Bay (1966-69)
21 - Waikato (1997-00)

Canterbury Ranfurly Shields era's (Defenses in brackets)

1927-28 (1), 1931-34 (15), 1935 (4), 1950 (0), 1953-56 (23), 1969-71 (9), 1972-73 (2), 1982-85 (25), 1994-95 (8), 2000-03 (23), 2004- (10)


versus International Rugby sides
as at end of NPC 2005
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
Argentina 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Australia (Wallabies) 8 6 2 0 75.00%
British & Irish Lions/British Isles 12 4 8 0 33.33%
England 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Fiji 11 7 4 0 63.64%
Ireland 2 2 0 0 100.00%
Russia 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Scotland 3 1 2 0 33.33%
South Africa (Springboks) 5 2 3 0 40.00%
Tonga 1 1 0 0 100.00%
All Teams 45 26 19 0 57.78%

versus Other New Zealand Rugby sides
as at end of NPC 2005
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
Cantabrians 2 1 1 0 50.00%
Crusaders XV 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Invitation XV 1 1 0 0 100.00%
New Zealand 2 1 1 0 50.00%
New Zealand Combined Services/Army 3 2 1 0 66.67%
New Zealand Divisional XV 1 0 1 0 0.00%
New Zealand Maoris 3 2 1 0 66.67%
New Zealand Universities 7 3 3 1 42.86%
New Zealand Wasps 1 1 0 0 100.00%
South Island Varsities 1 1 0 0 100.00%
All Teams 22 13 8 1 59.09%

versus Overseas State/Provincial/Club Rugby sides
as at end of NPC 2005
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
American Universities (USA) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Bedford (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Bridgend (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Bristol (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Buenos Aires (Argentina) 1 0 1 0 0.00%
Cordoba (Argentina) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Cornwell (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Coventry (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Eastern Province (SAF) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Gloucester (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Moseley (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
New South Wales (AUST) 14 7 7 0 50.00%
Orange Free State (SAF) 1 0 1 0 0.00%
Queensland B (AUST) 1 0 1 0 0.00%
Queensland/Queensland A (AUST) 23 11 12 0 47.83%
Salta (Argentina) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Sydney (AUST) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Treorchy (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Tucuman (Argentina) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
West Hartlepool (UK) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
Western Province (SAF) 1 1 0 0 100.00%
All Teams 56 34 22 0 60.71%

Thanks to "The Passion - The stories behind 125 years of Canterbury Rugby" (Phil Gifford) & the 2004 Rugby Almanack for the data above.


Rugby League

Significant Results in Canterbury Rugby League
1912 - 1999

Thanks to John Coffey's (renowned Christchurch Press journalist) excellent book the "Canterbury XIII" (1987) and research of Lion Red Rugby League annuals between 1986 - 1999 made the list below possible. No accurate match by match statistics exist for Canterbury Provincial Rugby League. John Coffey for the history up until 1986 had to spend many hours at the Canterbury Public Library researching old newspapers etc. Beating Auckland was a rarity for both Canterbury & Wellington, so those results take pride of place below. The Lion Red Cup replaced Provincial Rugby League between 1994 - 96. Canterbury was split into 2 teams (Christchurch City Shiners & Canterbury Reds/Cardinals). Little success was met by either team, and the competiton folded in 1996 with large debts. Was the forerunner to the more successful Bartercard Cup (below) and the Canterbury Bulls Rugby League team.

Opponents Location Year Score
Auckland Christchurch 1925 6 - 5
Auckland Auckland 1955 18 - 18
France Christchurch 1955 24 - 13
Auckland Christchurch 1962 16 - 13
Auckland Auckland 1963 10 - 10
Auckland Auckland 1975 15 - 14
Auckland Christchurch 1985 22 - 22
St Helens (UK) Christchurch 1985 30 - 24
Auckland Christchurch 1990 25 - 22
Great Britain Christchurch 1990 18 - 10
Auckland Christchurch 1991 33 - 24
Western Suburbs Magpies (Sydney) Christchurch 1991 18 - 18
Auckland Christchurch 1992 8 - 8
Auckland Christchurch 1993 40 - 12
Auckland (First Division Grand Final) Christchurch 1993 36 - 12
Auckland Christchurch 1997 32 - 26

First Division Champions: 1993


Bartercard Cup
2000 - 2005
as at end of Grand Final (v Mt Albert Lions), 17 September 2005 - ...which they lost! :-(

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Winning %
Central Falcons 6 6 0 0 100.00%
Counties Manukau Jets 4 4 0 0 100.00%
Eastern Tornadoes 11 7 3 1 63.64%
Glenora Bears 9 7 2 0 77.78%
Hibiscus Coast Raiders 12 6 6 0 50.00%
Manurewa Marlins * 6 5 1 0 83.33%
Marist-Richmond Brothers 11 6 5 0 54.55%
Mt Albert Lions 12 6 6 0 50.00%
Ngongotaha Chiefs * 4 4 0 0 100.00%
North Harbour Tigers 4 2 2 0 50.00%
Northcote Tigers * 5 3 2 0 60.00%
Otahuhu Ellerslie 12 5 7 0 41.67%
Porirua Pumas * 4 4 0 0 100.00%
Taranaki Wildcats * 3 2 1 0 66.67%
Waicoa Bay Stallions 3 3 0 0 100.00%
Wainuiomata Lions * 5 3 2 0 60.00%
Wellington 7 5 2 0 71.43%
All Teams 118 78 39 1 66.10%

Bartercard Cup Champions (2 times): 2000, 2003

Note : * - no longer in competition

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