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Dagg back into starting XV for Crusaders

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crusaders.co.nz and James Mortimer     22 May 2013     Getty Images

Head Coach Todd Blackadder has announced the team to play the Chiefs with five changes to the team that bet the Blues in Christchurch last weekend.

Hooker Codie Taylor makes the starting fifteen with Corey Flynn out with a hamstring injury. Israel Dagg returns to fullback moving Tom Taylor into the number 12 jersey and Ryan Crotty to Centre while Robbie Fruean moves to the bench. Winger Telusa Veianu also takes his place on the bench.

The game takes place Friday 24 May at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. Kick-off is at 7:35pm.

Israel Dagg, Tom Marshall, Ryan Crotty, Tom Taylor, Zac Guildford, Dan Carter, Andy Ellis, Kieran Read (c), Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Ben Funnell/Laurence Corlett, Joe Moody, Dominic Bird, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Robbie Fruean, Telusa Veianu.