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Carter to start against Lions
Johannesburg - Dan Carter will get his first start of the Super Rugby season after being named in the Crusaders side to face the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 17:05 SA time.
Carter was named among the substitutes in the seven-time Super Rugby champions' last match against the Cheetahs in Christchurch and came on as a replacement in the second half. It was his first match back since suffering a groin injury during last year's Rugby World Cup.
In other changes to the team that beat the Cheetahs 28-21, Tom Taylor replaces Ryan Crotty at inside centre. Wyatt Crockett comes in at loosehead prop for Ben Franks and George Whitelock will replace brother Luke at blindside flank.Teams:
15. Israel Dagg, 14. Sean Maitland, 13. Robert Fruean, 12. Tom Taylor, 11. Zac Guildford, 10. Dan Carter, 9. Andy Ellis, 8. Kieran Read (captain), 7. Matt Todd, 6. George Whitelock, 5. Sam Whitelock, 4. Luke Romano, 3. Owen Franks, 2. Corey Flynn, 1. Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes: 16. Quentin MacDonald, 17. Ben Franks, 18. Tom Donnelly, 19. Luke Whitelock, 20. Willi Heinz, 21. Ryan Crotty, 22. Tom Marshall