3 Apr 2019

What's in a name? The history of the Crusades

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 3 April 2019

The Crusaders announced today that they will consider a name and brand change after the New Zealand Rugby Union said the current name is no longer tenable. In the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting, questions were raised about the appropriateness of the name - given its reference to the religious Crusades lead by Christians against Muslims. But what do fans know about Crusades? To explain, Dr Lindsay Diggelmann is an associate dean and senior lecturer in History at Auckland university. Karyn, is also joined by Crusaders fan David Tikao.