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The Crusaders play in the ‘Candy’ League, a league that was established by clubs from Cumbria, Northumerland, Durham and Yorkshire, seeking meaningful rugby for their second strings.

2008 – 2009 will the fourth season the league has operated and for the first time, will take on a new format. Before Christmas each team in the league will play each other once.

After the festive break, the league will be split into two.

Those finishing the first half of the season in the top section of the league will go on to play each other twice on a home and away basis.

Similarly, those in the bottom portion of league will do likewise.

This season the team will be captained by Richard Liddle with Arron Murray as his number two.

Other teams in the Candy League this season are:

* Blaydon
* Darlington
* Darlington Mowden Park
* Durham City
* Horden
* MIddlesbrough
* Morpeth
* Penrith
* Sunderland
* Tynedale
* West Hartlepool
* Westoe

The Crusaders are also entered in the Cumbria Vase competition that will be played out towards the end of the season.

Team manager for the Crusaders will be:
Peter Riddle
01228 521311 or
07912 110 784
priddle@tiscali.co.uk