Crusaders Knights team named to play Highlanders Development team

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The Crusaders Knights will be sporting a Fijian international and a Japanese international on the wings when they take on the Highlanders Development team this weekend.  It is the second of three games between the two sides, last Saturday’s match ending in a 19-all draw.


Crusaders Knights Head Coach Jason Holland has named Fijian flyer Nemani Nadolo on the wing for his first appearance since returning from playing in the Japan Top League.  Nadolo will be able to give his Japanese language skills a bit more practice with Japan sevens and fifteens representative Yoshikazu Fujita taking the other wing.  Fujita attended St Bedes College last year and has just returned to Christchurch to gain further experience training alongside the Crusaders.


They will be joined in the backline by Crusaders wider training group members David Havili at second five and Richie Mo’unga at first five.


Crusaders lock Dominic Bird and hooker Ged Robinson will add some experience to the forwards, as will wider training group members Tom Sanders and Jed Brown at 7 and 8.


The Crusaders Knights and Highlanders Development team will kick off at 1pm tomorrow at Pleasant Point Rugby Club.  The match is free to attend.


Crusaders Knights team to play Highlanders Development:


1 Daniel Lienert-Brown   REPLACEMENTS
2 Ged Robinson 16 Seb Siataga
3 Sione Faletau 17 Jake Wood
4 Reed Prinsep 18 Sean Paranihi
5 Dominic Bird 19 Quentin Strange
6 Peter Samu 20 Charlie Gamble
7 Jed Brown 21 Jack Stratton
8 Tom Sanders 22 Harrison Groundwater
9 Ere Enari 23 Seta Koroitamana
10 Richie Mo’unga   Daniel Koster
11 Nemani Nadolo    
12 David Havili    
13 Inga Finau    
14 Yoshikazu Fujita    
15 Broc Hooper    

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