Rugby’s poignant tribute to Christchurch victims

(CNN)There were emotional scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground as players from the Crusaders and the New South Wales Waratahs formed a huddle ahead of Saturday’s Super Rugby game to pay tribute to the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch.

The Crusaders, Christchurch’s most prestigious sports team, were playing their first game since last week’s events that killed 50 people. The two teams walked onto the pitch side-by-side and a minute’s silence was held before the match.
Crusaders players wore white armbands bearing the word “united” and the date of the attack and the two opposing coaches Scott Robertson and Daryl Gibson — both former players for the Canterbury club — also stood together.

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