Carter and Read in Crusaders starting XV
crusaders.co.nz and James Mortimer 13 Feb 2013 Getty Images
The final game before the Investec Super Rugby Season officially starts see’s the inclusion of experienced Crusaders Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock and Dan Carter in the starting line up. Corey Flynn and Tom Donnelly also make their first appearance in the pre-season game taking their place on the bench.
The Crusaders will be looking for an improved performance this week against their Australian counterparts as well as taking the opportunity to establish combinations ahead of their first competition match against the Blues in Auckland on March 1st.
Crusaders team to play the Waratahs:
Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements - from: Codie Taylor, Joe Moody, Dominic Bird, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Tom Taylor, Tom Marshall, Telusa Veianu, Shane Christie, Tom Donnelly, Corey Flynn.
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