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The 2020 Investec Super Rugby season is almost here! This Saturday we kick off our 25th season, against the Waratahs in Nelson. Razor has named his team to face the Sydney-based side at Trafalgar Park, which includes two Investec Super Rugby debutants.

21-year old Tom Christie has been named to start at openside flanker and Cullen Grace, the youngest player of any inthe NZ squads at just 20 years old, has been named in the reserves.

Round one also sees the return of All Blacks Scott Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Jack Goodhue, Codie Taylor and Sevu Reece to the Crusaders side. Scott will run out for the first time as Captain with Codie and David Havili as Vice Captains.

There will be more than just first round points on the line this weekend, with both sides also raising funds for Rural Aid. $1000 for every try scored in the match will go to Rural Aid in support of the relief effort for the Australian bushfires.

Kick off is 7:05pm, Saturday 1st February, at Trafalgar Park in Nelson. Tickets are still available via Ticket Rocket.

Crusaders team to play the Waratahs: 

. George Bower

Andrew Makalio

Oliver Jager

Scott Barrett (C)

Mitchell Dunshea

Tom Sanders

Tom Christie*

Whetukamokamo Douglas

Mitchell Drummond

Richie Mo’unga

Leicester Faingaanuku

Jack Goodhue

Braydon Ennor

Will Jordan

David Havili (VC)


Codie Taylor (VC)

Isi Tu’ungafasi

Michael Alaalatoa

Luke Romano

Cullen Grace*

Bryn Hall

Brett Cameron

Sevu Reece

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