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    The Super Rugby champion Crusaders have attempted to justify several players breaching New Zealand's lockdown rules

    The Super Rugby champion Crusaders have attempted to justify several players breaching New Zealand's lockdown rules


    Newshub reported on a group passing and kicking a ball to each other at a Christchurch park, which included All Blacks first-five Richie Mo'unga.

    In a statement, the franchise wrote that those involved all live within walking distance of the venue.

    The franchise claims the training session was not organised, but instead a case where one group of flatmates training in their bubble were coincidentally joined by a second group.

    The PR missive says the players made a conscious effort to observe physical distancing... but shared a ball.

    The Crusaders promise it won't happen again.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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