Saders team for Stormers

March 27, 2013
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The Crusaders are in South Africa this week to face Cape Town’s Stormers. Despite having won 72% of their games against the Stormers the Crusaders are taking nothing for granted. The Stormers are a formidable side that play a very physical game and on home turf they will be a force to be reckoned with.

Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team making four changes to the team that played the Kings last weekend.

Luke Whitelock takes the number eight jersey replacing injured skipper Kieran Read while Tyler Bleyendaal moves into first five-eighth to replace Dan Carter who has remained in New Zealand to be at the birth of his first child.

Israel Dagg returns to fullback, moving Tom Marshall back to the Wing and Zac Guildford to the bench. George Whitelock will captain the side.

The game will also mark a special occasion for inside centre and vice captain Ryan Crotty who will be playing his 50th Super Rugby game for the Crusaders. On the bench, Jordan Taufua will have the opportunity to make his first appearance for the Crusaders if called upon.

Crusaders team:

1. Wyatt Crockett
2. Corey Flynn
3. Owen Franks
4. Luke Romano
5. Samuel Whitelock
6. George Whitelock (c)
7. Matt Todd
8. Luke Whitelock
9. Willi Heinz
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
11. Johnny McNicholl
12. Ryan Crotty
13. Robbie Fruean
14. Tom Marshall
15. Israel Dagg

Reserves
16. Ben Funnell
17. Joe Moody
18. Dominic Bird
19. Jordan Taufua
20. Andy Ellis
21. Adam Whitelock
22. Zac Guildford

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One Comment

  1. avatar Craven says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Not to worry, order will be restored in the universe when the Stormers will start chipping away at that 72% loss record against the Crusaders.

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