Carter to start against Lions

2012-03-29 10:41

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.




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


  • Nico - 2012-03-29 10:57

    GO LIONS!! SMASH those Crusaders!! You can do it :)

  • marcus.daily3 - 2012-03-29 11:05

    Lions better play like The Cheetahs or it could be a long day at the office. With Carter back, best believe the backline will be more effective, especially Israel Dagg!

  • Bluey - 2012-03-29 12:08

    Oh Danny boy, the pipes are calling.........from glen to glen

  • Charl - 2012-03-29 12:14

    Dan Carter stil the no1 fly half in world rugby. Go show the bulls what awaits them next week. Crusaders 15+

      Lion - 2012-03-30 00:38

      Charlie... Gaan leer eers kar bestuur dan kom backchat jy weer die ooms ok!!! Battery Hoender!!!

      heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-03-30 08:18

      Jeug van vandag het geen respek meer vir ouer mense nie! Ek is self nog jonk maar wragtig ek dis darem nie meer nat agter die ore nie!

      Lion - 2012-03-30 19:00

      Firehawk... Ouderdom maak nie saak nie, solank jy sense praat. Jou posts maak sense en moenie dat jou ouderdom jou briek nie. Se dit soos dit is. Sometimes play nice maar ander kere... gee hulle gas my maat. Dis swape soos Charlie wat my koer. Die @@p kan nie eers kar bestuur nie dan post hy dit nog op sy wall ook. Sy "trofee" wat hy vir homself gewen het post hy sodat almal kan sien hy kan nie bestuur nie. En die beste van alles is dat hy dan wil kom stront skiet hier tussen mense wat volwasse is. GO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Johan - 2012-03-29 12:17

    Maybe he picked up a psychological problem with the All Blacks managing to win the WC without him... mmmmm i can just see him missing a conversion and then going down on his knees and start crying.... hopefully he's fine ;)

  • Jack - 2012-03-29 23:20

    What's up with NZ and Carter - they're keeping all their so-called top players in cotton wool??? Rugby is a contact sport - there will be injuries.

      heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-03-30 08:19

      Think they must go play American Football with all the protection gear

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