Carter returns for Crusaders

2012-03-22 11:12

Christchurch - Israel Dagg returns to fullback, two Whitelock brothers are back in the pack and Dan Carter is back in the mix for the Crusaders team to play the Cheetahs in their Vodacom Super Rugby match in Christchurch on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 08:35 SA time.

The Crusaders are returning to Christchurch for the first time in nearly two years because of disruptions caused by the February 22, 2011 earthquake, and coach Todd Blackadder has tweaked the side which lost 24-19 to the Chiefs in their last outing.

Crusaders management are urging locals to pack out the just-completed 18 000-seat Christchurch Stadium in Addington to mark the occasion on Saturday.



15. Israel Dagg, 14. Sean Maitland, 13. Robert Fruean, 12. Ryan Crotty, 11. Zac Guildford, 10. Tom Taylor, 9. Andy Ellis, 8. Kieran Read (captain), 7. Matt Todd, 6. Luke Whitelock, 5. Sam Whitelock, 4. Luke Romano, 3. Owen Franks, 2. Corey Flynn, 1. Ben Franks

Substitutes: 16. Quentin MacDonald, 17. Wyatt Crockett, 18. Ross Kennedy, 19. Brendon O'Connor, 20. Willi Heinz, 21. Dan Carter, 22. Tom Marshall

15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cameron Jacobs, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 George Earle, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Ryno Benjamin

Rugby Heaven

  • Penny - 2012-03-22 12:11

    Crusaders by 12, but Cheetahs won't be a walk over. Should be a good game!

  • Groenkoors - 2012-03-22 13:19

    I really feel sorry for the Cheetahs. The Saders' first game back home with that line up! They'll be sure to make a point especially after their poor start.

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