Crusaders' match called off after quake

1:59 am on 24 February 2011

This weekend's Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Canterbury Crusaders has been cancelled in the aftermath of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

South Africa New Zealand and Australia Rugby says all three nations stand behind the Crusaders' decision to withdraw from Saturday's match in Wellington.

SANZAR head Greg Peters says after all that has happened in Christchurch, it has been decided that it would not be appropriate to go ahead with the game.

The match will be declared a draw, with each franchise receiving two points.