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    Romano misses SA flight

    2014-03-31 16:48
    Cape Town - Injury has ruled All Black lock Luke Romano out of the Crusaders' two-game Vodacom Super Rugby trip to South Africa.

    Romano hurt a calf muscle early in his team's 29-26 loss to the Hurricanes in Christchurch last Friday.

    His place in the 27-man squad has been taken by Jimmy Tupou.

    Captain Kieran Read left the Hurricanes game with a head knock, but was cleared to depart with the team.

    The 13th-placed Crusaders play the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday (kick-off at 17:05) and the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday, April 12 at 17:05.

    Crusaders squad:


    Israel Dagg, Johnny McNicholl, Nemani Nandolo, Nafi Tuitavake, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Rey Lee-Lo, Kieron Fonotia, Ryan Crotty, Tom Taylor, Colin Slade, Tyler Bleyendaal, Andy Ellis, Willi Heinz


    Kieran Read (captain), Matt Todd, Luke Whitelock, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock, Jordan Taufua, Dominic Bird, Jimmy Tupou, Owen Franks, Nepo Laulala, Wyatt Crockett, Mike Kainga, Corey Flynn, Ben Funnell
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