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Crusaders name development team for Samoa A

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

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Crusaders Adrian Barone and Pa’ea Fa’anunu fill the prop positions, while lock Joel Everson, number eight Jordan Taufua and centre Kieran Fonatia all make the starting fifteen. The Crusaders Knights are captained by lock Matt Symons.

The game will also mark a special occasion for Crusaders Knights Jordan Taufua, Seb Siataga and Rameka Paraki who are all of Samoan decent.

The match will kick-off at 2pm this Saturday at Christchurch Park, 250 Westminster Street and entry is free. This is the first match that the Crusaders Knights will play in the Pacific Rugby Cup tournament. The next game in the tournament will take place at 5.00pm on Thursday 28th March against Tonga A at Linwood RFC.

Crusaders Knights team to play Samoa A:

1. Adrian Barone
2. Seb Siataga
3. Paea Fa’anunu
4. Matt Symons (c)
5. Joel Everson
6. James Lentjes
7. Gary Redmond
8. Jordan Taufua
9. Ellery Wilson
10. Hayden Cripps
11. Telusa Veainu
12. Tyrone Elkington
13. Kieran Fonatia
14. Rob Thompson
15. Marty Banks

16. Matt Moulds
17. Alex Hodgman
18. Luke Katene
19. Scott Barrett
20. Rameka Paraki
21. James Schrader
22. Shayne Anderson
23. Mitchell Graham