Super Rugby

Crusaders name team for Highlanders Super Rugby warm up




Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play a Super Rugby warm up match against the Highlanders in Oamaru this Thursday afternoon.

Super Rugby resumes on 1 July when the Crusaders travel to Fiji for a historic match against the Chiefs in Suva.

This week’s Super Rugby warm up match will involve 25 players-a-side, and the Crusaders includes a number of players who have performed in the Crusaders Development programme.

The side will be captained by Jimmy Tupou and features a number of first choice players who are not part of the June internationals.

The match will be played at Whitestone Contracting Stadium in Oamaru, and will kickoff at 3pm.


1. Alex Hodgman, 2. Ben Funnell ,3. Mike Alaalatoa,4. Scott Barrett ,5. Jimmy Tupou (C) ,6. Reed Prinsep ,7. Matt Todd ,8. Jordan Taufua ,9. Mitchell Drummond , 10. Richie Mo’unga 11. Nemani Nadolo, 12. David Havili, 13. Kieron Fonotia, 14. Jone Macilai, 15. Marty McKenzie

Replacements : 16. Nathan Vella, 17. Tom Hill, 18. Samu Twake, 19. Pari Pari Parkinson, 20. Brad Hemopo, 21. Jed Brown, 22. Leon Fukofuka, 23. Mitchell Hunt, 24. Jack Goodhue, 25. Sean Wainui

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