Crusaders' Super Rugby match cancelled in wake of mosque shootings

Crusaders' Super Rugby match cancelled in wake of mosque shootings
By Reuters

16/03/2019 at 01:08Updated 16/03/2019 at 01:20

WELLINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - The Super Rugby match between the Otago Highlanders and Canterbury Crusaders scheduled for later on Saturday has been cancelled after a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday killed 49 people.

New Zealand Rugby said the decision to cancel the match in Dunedin, some 360 kilometres south of Christchurch, had been made after consultation with both teams, police and local authorities.

The nine-times Super Rugby champion Crusaders are based in Christchurch.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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