Thursday, 29 March 2012
Dan Carter will get his first start of the Super Rugby season after being named in the Crusaders to run on against the Lions in Johannesburg
Carter was in the reserves in the last match against the Cheetahs in Christchurch and came on as a replacement in the second half. It was his first match back since suffering a groin injury during the Rugby World Cup last year.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made four changes to the team that beat the Cheetahs.
George Whitelock and Wyatt Crockett both return to the starting 15 this week, with Luke Whitelock and Ben Franks moving to the bench.
Crusaders: Israel Dagg, Sean Maitland, Robbie Freuan, Tom Taylor, Zac Guildford, Dan Carter, Andy Ellis, Kieran Read, Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crocket. Reserves: Quentin MacDonald, Ben Franks, Tom Donnelly, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Ryan Crotty, Tom Marshall.
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