Crusaders fly in reinforcements

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:39
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The Crusaders were forced into a late change ahead of their Super Rugby crunch match with the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

Following training on Wednesday veteran hooker Corey Flynn incurred an eye injury and will be out of this weekend's game against the Sharks.
Ben Funnell moves into the starting fifteen, while Codie Taylor is flying to South Africa to join his teammates and take a place on the bench.
Crusaders - revised: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9  Andy Ellis, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock (captain), 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Dominic Bird, 19 Jordan Taufua, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Telusa Veainu, 22 Israel Dagg.

Date: Friday, April 5
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT; 06.00, Saturday, April 6 NZ time)
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Reuben Rossouw (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)