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Take to The Terraces to hail the Crusaders

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Come join the all-conquering BNZ Crusaders for a central city celebration on Monday.

The party kicks off at noon on The Terraces near the Bridge of Remembrance as the whole region - from coast to coast and South Canterbury to Tasman - revels in the Investec Super Rugby title victory over the Lions with a special Red and Black Day.

The "Back2Back" champions - led by powerhouse captain Sam Whitelock - will travel to The Terraces on trams, heading up Cashel Mall towards Oxford Terrace.

The men in red and black - along with the all-important Investec Super Rugby Trophy - will then meet fans before walking across the Bridge of Remembrance by Cambridge Terrace for a victory celebration hosted by Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Both Whitelock and Crusaders coach Scott Robertson will address the crowd before the team heads out of the central city at 1pm.

The Mayor says the win is testament to the BNZ Crusaders’ determination to be a champion team and highlights their commitment to their supporters.

"It is also fitting that this title victory was won in front of a home crowd, especially as we farewell Crusaders Chief Executive Hamish Riach," she says.

"Our team has done us proud."

Following the reception, the Investec Super Rugby Trophy will be on display at the BNZ Centre until 4pm on Monday.

If you are coming into the city for the celebration, there are plenty of parking options. At our Lichfield Street or Art Gallery carpark buildings, you can get your first hour free. The Crossing carpark is also offering two hours’ parking for $2.

Please allow extra time to get into the city and find a park.

The Bus Interchange is only a short walk from Cashel Mall, for bus timetables please visit link)

If cycling, there are bike racks located on Hereford and Cashel Streets plus undercover racks within the Lichfield St car park building.

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