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    Carter back for Chiefs clash

    2015-04-15 12:36

    Cape Town - Dan Carter will start at inside centre for the Crusaders for their Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday.

    Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.

    Carter takes over from Ryan Crotty who is recovering from a head knock sustained in their 25-20 defeat against the Highlanders last weekend.

    Among the forwards, coach Todd Blackadder has once again rotated Richie McCaw and Matt Todd, with McCaw starting on the side of the scrum and Todd shifting to the bench. 

    In the front row, Wyatt Crockett and Nepo Laulala will start ahead of Joe Moody and Owen Franks, who will provide cover from the bench.

    In the second row, lock Luke Romano returns in place of Jimmy Tupou.

    The Crusaders are currently fourth in the New Zealand Conference and eighth in the Overall standings. The Chiefs find themselves second in the NZ Conference and fourth overall, some eight points ahead of their hosts on Saturday.



    15 Israel Dagg, 14 David Havili, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Wyatt Crockett

    Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Joe Moody 18 Owen Franks, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Nafi Tuitavake


    15 Tom Marshall, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham

    Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Pauliasi Manu, 19 Michael Fitzgerald, 20 Liam Squire, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Bryce Heem

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