Crusaders team to play the Highlanders named
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named the team to play Jamie Joseph’s Highlanders in the second pre-season game of the Investec Super Rugby 2013 season. The game takes place on Friday 8th February at the Whitestone Contracting Stadium, Oamaru. Kick-off is at 4.30pm.
Telusa Veainu has, this week, been called into the Crusaders team. Veainu was a member of the last three winning Canterbury ITM Cup teams and has also been part of the Highlanders wider training squad. He is currently on an interim contract with the Crusaders as cover for the outside backs.
The team will be captained by second five-eighth Ryan Crotty.
Crusaders team to play the Highlanders:
Crusaders team: Wyatt Crockett, Ben Funnell, Pa'ea Fa'anunu, Luke Romano, Dominic Bird, Luke Whitelock, Shane Christie, Jordan Taufua, Andy Ellis, Tom Taylor, Johnny McNicholl, Ryan Crotty (c), Israel Dagg, Adam Whitelock, Tom Marshall.
Reserves: Codie Taylor, Adrian Barone, Joe Moody, Jimmy Tupou, Jeremy Su'a, Willi Heinz, Robbie Fruean, Telusa Veainu, Joel Everson, Mitch Graham, Matt Todd, Tyler Bleyendaal, Kieran Fonotia, George Whitelock, James Schrader.