Crawford debuts for Rebels at Newlands
Cape Town - Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has named
his team to tackle the Stormers in a Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday
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.
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