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Crusaders can't wait to play on home turf

Natasha Payne

Assistant coach Brad Mooar says the black and red side are ready to dominate on their own field

This is the first time since the terror attack in Christchurch that the team have been able to play on their own turf - and Mooar says it can't come soon enough. 

"It has been great to be able to train this week and not have to think about getting on a plane," Mooar says. 

The red and black side are treating this game as a way of giving back to the community. This is also being shown through the cheaper ticket prices, with the most expensive being just over $20 dollars. 

"Its good of the club to drop the price and do something to get the people here, as well as the community taking the opportunity up." Already 10,000 tickets have been sold. 

The game will also see long term player Owen Franks play his 150th game for the Crusaders as well as being the first game since Israel Dagg announced his retirement. 

The team will face the Brumbies from Australia this Saturday night at AMI stadium with an early kick off at 5:15pm.