"After consulting widely with both teams and key stakeholders, New Zealand Rugby has decided to cancel this evening’s match. Crusaders chief executive Colin Mainsbridge said their entire club community was in a state of shock. We will now regroup and make arrangements for the team to return home as soon as possible to be back in their community and with their families." Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark said they were working to communicate with ticketholders and fans. TVNZ first reported the game has been cancelled and a source later confirmed to the Otago Daily Times this was the case before NZ Rugby issued a statement.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 16, 2019 00:56 UTC