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Gardiner steps into Crusaders manager role

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 27/07/2016
The Crusaders players have a team talk after their defeat in the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium on July 16, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. © Getty Images The Crusaders players have a team talk after their defeat in the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium on July 16, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Crusaders have appointed former loose forward Angus Gardiner as the Super Rugby club's general manager of professional rugby.

Gardiner, who played for the Christchurch-based outfit between 1996 and 1999, will step aside as Crusaders team manager to take up the role.

"I am now looking forward to applying the experience I've amassed to a new role and contributing to the team in a different way," Gardiner said.

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