Super Rugby @ Twickenham: Crusaders Vs Sharks

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By Lindsey Last edited 83 months ago
Super Rugby @ Twickenham: Crusaders Vs Sharks

Southern hemisphere Super Rugby action comes to the home of England - er - 'normal' rugby on Sunday 27 March as New Zealand's Christchurch based Crusaders play the Natal Sharks of South Africa. It will be the first time a Super XV Rugby match has been played away from the participant nations.

The match switched hemispheres following the earthquake in Christchurch which damaged the Crusaders' stadium. The high profile game will be part of a major fundraising weekend for the Red Cross earthquake appeal with £5 from every ticket sold going to the charity.

A memorial service for victims of the Christchurch earthquake will take place before the fixture at midday in Westminster Abbey.

The Super Rugby match is on Sunday, 27 March at 4pm. Tickets are available online now at £50, £40 and £30. Tickets for under 16s are half price in all areas.

The British Red Cross is also running a Japan Tsunami appeal and a Libya relief appeal. A donation to their general fund will help people in crisis wherever they are.

Image of Twickenham rugby statue by doug88888 via the Londonist Flickrpool

Last Updated 17 March 2011