Crusaders team to play the Waratahs

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Robbie Fruean hands-off Phil Waugh during their 2011 encounter in Nelson, New Zealand. Photo by Getty Images.

In their third and final pre-season game the Crusaders head across the ditch tomorrow to take on the Waratahs. The game will take place in Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on Thursday night at 5:30pm NZ time (7.30pm Sydney time).

The final game before the Investec Super Rugby Season officially starts see’s the inclusion of experienced Crusaders Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock and Dan Carter in the starting line up. Corey Flynn and Tom Donnelly also make their first appearance in the pre-season game taking their place on the bench.

The Crusaders will be looking for an improved performance this week against their Australian counterparts as well as taking the opportunity to establish combinations ahead of their first competition match against the Blues in Auckland on March 1st.


Crusaders team to play the Waratahs:


  1. 1. Wyatt Crockett
  1. 2. Ben Funnell
16.        Codie Taylor
  1. 3. Owen Franks
17.        Joe Moody
  1. 4. Luke Romano
18.        Dominic Bird
  1. 5. Samuel Whitelock
19.        Luke Whitelock
  1. 6. George Whitelock
20.        Willi Heinz
  1. 7. Matt Todd
21.        Tom Taylor
  1. 8. Kieran Read (c)
22.        Tom Marshall
  1. 9. Andy Ellis
23.         Telusa Veianu
  1. 9. Daniel Carter
24.         Shane Christie
  1. 11. Johnny McNicholl
25.         Tom Donnelly
  1. 12. Ryan Crotty
26.         Corey Flynn
  1. 13. Robbie Fruean
  1. 14. Adam Whitelock
  1. 15. Israel Dagg

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