The defending champions recovered from a slow start to win by 21 points.
The All Blacks utility played 20 minutes in a pre-season match against the Blues.
The new coach's opinion may differ from that of the All Blacks brains trust.
The Crusaders coach has turned down offers from big-spending overseas clubs.
The All Blacks flanker has shared leadership duties since 2016.
The former international prop is eager to put a nightmare 2019 season behind him.
World Rugby has announced more strict sanctions to reduce head injuries.
Adam Thomson has been named as an injury replacement for Super Rugby 2020.
US-based insurance company AIG will not renew their contract in two years.