Former All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty returns to Crusaders for 2024 season

Former All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has rejoined the Super Rugby champion Crusaders for the 2024 season.

Crotty has signed a one-year contract with the Crusaders, who will be under the guidance of new head coach Rob Penney next year.

The 35-year-old won the last of his 48 New Zealand caps at the 2019 World Cup, before joining Kubota Spears in Japan.

Crotty’s return to the Crusaders will provide valuable experience to the team, following the departures of All Blacks trio Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga and Leicester Fainga’anuku to overseas clubs.

Crotty’s re-signing came about after a chance meeting with Crusaders assistant coach James Marshall earlier this year.

Ryan Crotty rejoins Crusaders for 2024 season

Former All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has rejoined the Super Rugby champion Crusaders for the 2024 season.

Crotty signs one-year deal with Crusaders

Crotty has signed a one-year contract with the Crusaders, who will be under the guidance of new head coach Rob Penney next year.

Crotty’s return to the Crusaders will provide valuable experience

The 35-year-old won the last of his 48 New Zealand caps at the 2019 World Cup, before joining Kubota Spears in Japan. Crotty’s return to the Crusaders will provide valuable experience to the team, following the departures of All Blacks trio Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga and Leicester Fainga’anuku to overseas clubs.

Crotty’s re-signing came about after a chance meeting

Crotty’s re-signing came about after a chance meeting with Crusaders assistant coach James Marshall earlier this year.

Conclusion:

Crotty’s return to the Crusaders is a boost for the team ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby season. His experience and leadership will be valuable to the team, especially with the departure of several key players.

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