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Forwards coach resigned

Natasha Payne

The crusaders have re-signed their forwards coach for another two years.


Jason Ryan will be staying on with the crusaders for another 2 years. The fords coach has been with the Crusaders for 3 years already and says he is excited to stay with the team until 2021. 

“Im excited to re-commit to he Crusaders for the next two seasons, working along world class players”. 

Ryan admits he got offered overseas contracts but says the crusaders is where his heart is and its his dream. Head coach Scott Robertson explains how Ryan’s bond with the players both on and off the field is why he is so good at what he does. 

“He’s tight both on and off the field with the players, they respect him and he gets the best out of them. They’re pretty vulnerable, those front row boys, which is pretty hard to believe and sometimes just need a cuddle” laughed Robertson.

The red and black side will face their South Island rivals this Friday night at AMI Stadium.