Crusaders fans fly out for Sydney Super Rugby final
The red-and-black contingent is en route to Sydney.
Crusaders fans Bruce and Anne Clinton were among an enthusiastic bunch of fans who departed Christchurch Airport about 5am this morning to add their weight behind the the team's tilt at an eighth title.
Cantabrians crossing the ditch will join many of the 80,000 Kiwi-expats in Sydney at ANZ Stadium for tomorrow night's (9.30pm NZ time) Super Rugby final.
The last time the Crusaders made the Super Rugby final, against the Reds in Brisbane in 2011, tickets to the 52,000-seat Suncorp Stadium sold out in 45 minutes.
Tickets available to Crusaders fans were limited, leaving many disgruntled.
However this year capacity will not be an issue at Sydney's 83,500-seat ANZ Stadium.