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Dagg returns for Crusaders for clash with Chiefs

Israel Dagg returns to the Crusaders starting line up at fullback

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Article Published: Wednesday 22 May 2013|

The Crusaders have named Israel Dagg at fullback for this weekend's Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made a total of five changes to the team that beat the Blues 23-3 last weekend.

Israel Dagg returns to the starting line up at fullback moving Tom Taylor into the number 12 jersey and Ryan Crotty to Centre while Robbie Fruean moves to the bench.

Corey Flynn has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and Ben Funnell has been bracketed so hooker Codie Taylor makes the starting fifteen.

Former New Zealand Under 20 Winger Telusa Veianu comes on to the replacements bench.


1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Codie Taylor ,3. Owen Franks , 4. Luke Romano , 5. Sam Whitelock , 6. George Whitelock , 7. Matt Todd ,8. Kieran Read (c) , 9. Andy Ellis , 10. Dan Carter , 11. Zac Guildford , 12. Tom Taylor , 13. Ryan Crotty, 14. Tom Marshall ,15. Israel Dagg

Replacemets : 16. Ben Funnell /Laurence Corlett, 17. Joe Moody ,18. Dominic Bird ,19. Luke Whitelock ,20. Willi Heinz , 21. Robbie Fruean, 22. Telusa Veianu

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