Key Crusaders quartet poised for return
Cape Town - The
Crusaders are set to be boosted by the return of Kieran Read and
several other first-team players for their clash with the Sunwolves.
All Black captain Read played half a game of club rugby over the
weekend and is fit to return to the squad for the Christchurch fixture on Friday.
Kick-off is at 09:35 (SA time).
Seta Tamanivalu (hamstring), Jack Goodhue (calf) and Richie Mo'unga
(hand) are also available for the match, but Ryan Crotty (ankle) and
Digby Ioane (finger) aren't, as the Crusaders return from a bye week
looking to make it seven wins out of seven in Super Rugby this season.
"He's been cleared of any serious injury," Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar said of Crotty to Stuff.
"That's an injury scare that is been cared for really well and we are
working towards getting him back to hopefully being available next
weekend (against the Stormers)."
Mooar added on the prospect of the aforementioned players returning
from respective early-season injuries this week: "It was really good to
see those boys playing, they got through the game really well and will