Goodhue continues his crusade

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:04
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NEWS: He may have not yet made a Super Rugby appearance for the Crusaders but centre Jack Goodhue has pledged his future to the franchise after signing a deal until 2019.

Goodhue is highly valued as a player with enormous potential after joining the franchise in 2015 but was out of action for most of the season while he recovered from a knee injury suffered in the previous provincial season.

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson said Goodhue has shown what an outstanding player he is when he has played for both the Canterbury and New Zealand Under 20 teams and is more than ready to unleash that talent on the Super Rugby stage.
 
"Jack is a remarkable young man, with maturity beyond his years both on and off the field. He has had a rough run in the last couple of years, with a concussion curtailing his 2014 season for Canterbury and then the knee injury in the second game of the 2015 provincial season ruling him out for close to a year.

"But we have seen just how good this guy is, at both Canterbury and the NZ U-20s, and I firmly believe he is one of our most exciting rising stars," Robertson said.

Originally from Northland, his twin brother Josh currently represents the province as a lock in the NPC while his elder brother Cameron is currently plying his trade at London Welsh. He previously represented Worcester Warriors as well as Northland and the Blues.

Goodhue became a dual-national in 2015, representing both the All Blacks Sevens and the New Zealand U20 team in the U20 Championship, captaining the side in one of those games.
 
Goodhue says the Crusaders is where he sees his future and he was pleased to be able to extend his contract until the end of 2019.
 
"I love the environment down here and I know that I can learn so much. Scott Robertson is a coach that I know well and really respect, so it will be great working with him in the Crusaders, and likewise with Brad Mooar who I worked with in the Crusaders this year, and Leon MacDonald who coached me in the NZ Under 20s.

"Hopefully I can head into the 2017 season without any injuries this time and repay the coaches for the faith they've shown in me by making a useful contribution to the team," Goodhue said.

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Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
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Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
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Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
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Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
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Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
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Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
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Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19