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    Crawford debuts for Rebels at Newlands

    2015-05-21 10:44

    Cape Town - Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has named his team to tackle the Stormers in a Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday (19:10 kick-off).

    Cam Crawford will become the 84th player to represent the Rebels after he was named to start at right wing against the Stormers. He previously represented the Waratahs and Brumbies.

    Cruze Ah-Nau will make his first start of 2015 at loosehead prop after featuring off the bench in every match this season, while Tom English returns to the starting line-up on the left wing.

    Dom Shipperley will again play outside centre, after playing there against the Blues in Melbourne in Round 13, while Japanese international prop Keita Inagaki is named on a Super Rugby bench for the first time and could become the third Japanese international to represent the Rebels.

    McGahan was forced into three changes to his starting lineup, as Tamati Ellison (groin), Sefanaia Naivalu (concussion) and Toby Smith (back) miss out, but flank Scott Fuglistaller returns to the starting line-up.

    Teams:

    Stormers:

    TBA

    Rebels:

    15. Mike Harris, 14. Cam Crawford, 13. Dom Shipperley, 12. Mitch Inman, 11. Tom English, 10. Jack Debreczeni, 9. Nic Stirzaker, 8. Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7. Scott Fuglistaller, 6. Sean McMahon, 5. Lopeti Timani, 4. Luke Jones, 3. Paul Alo-Emile, 2. Pat Leafa, 1. Cruze Ah-Nau

    Substitutes: 16. Tom Sexton, 17. Keita Inagaki, 18. Laurie Weeks, 19. Cadeyrn Neville, 20. Jordy Reid, 21. Colby Fainga’a, 22. Luke Burgess, 23. Bryce Hegarty

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