Guildford to return via bench for Crusaders
crusaders.co.nz and James Mortimer 21 Mar 2013
All Black Luke Romano returns at lock following a rib injury while Willi Heinz is named at halfback, forcing Dominic Bird and Andy Ellis to the reserve bench.
Dan Carter will line up against the Kings, but this will likely be his last game in Crusaders colours for a month, after he announced he wouldn't be heading to South Africa and Perth with the team.
Ellis' drop to the bench could indicate he could cover for Carter on tour, resting up before heading overseas as per Aaron Mauger's indications that Ellis would be considered an option to play at first five-eighth.
Guildford takes Adam Whitelock's place in the reserves while Codie Taylor comes onto the bench for Ben Funnell, who is out with a one-match suspension for a dangerous tackle.
CRUSADERS TEAM TO PLAY THE KINGS:
Israel Dagg, Tom Marshall, Robbie Fruean, Ryan Crotty, Johnny McNicholl, Dan Carter, Willi Heinz, Kieran Read, Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Codie Taylor, Joe Moody, Dominic Bird, Luke Whitelock, Andy Ellis, Tyler Bleyendaal, Zac Guildford.
Most popular News:
Teams confirmed for 2015 Hong Kong Sevens24.Jan.2015
Crusaders name team for Highlanders22.Jan.2015
Charlie Faumuina re-signs for two years22.Jan.2015
NZ Women’s Sevens Squad for 2015 announced22.Jan.2015
Best "close tackling 12" in England re-signs22.Jan.2015
Full list of Investec 2015 Super Rugby preseason matches22.Jan.2015