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Terrible sadness for talented master carver as Crusaders trash unique Super Rugby trophy
By Rugby Onslaught

Terrible sadness for talented master carver as Crusaders trash unique Super Rugby trophy

There has been great sadness and confusion this week in the rugby World after the Crusaders eased to yet another win in Super Rugby Aotearoa. The way the Crusaders treated the trophy has many very upset.

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1 News in New Zealand appeared to capture images this week showing the special trophy that the NZRU commissioned for the tournament damaged.

In shocking images, you can see the parts of the trophy had been chipped off, presumably from poor handling of it during the team’s celebrations.

There has been widespread outrage and sadness from the rugby community as these images were released online this week. Some fans questioned why the Crusaders would be so careless with a trophy that is so important.

Understandably there is a lot of outrage about what happened.

For us, the main question has to be who thought a Woode trophy would ever be a good idea, at least with the metal trophies there is never the problem with this even if it is dropped.

We feel particularly bad for the extremely talented man that carved the trophy. His name is Bill Doyle and he is one of the most talented carvers in New Zealand.

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A brilliant video was released recently talking about the special time and effort that went into making this trophy. It makes it all the more painful when you know how the Crusaders treated this trophy!

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