13 Apr 2011

Manu Samoa halfback named to start for Crusaders

11:01 am on 13 April 2011

Manu Samoa halfback Kahn Fotuali'i has been named in the starting side for the Crusaders Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in Mount Maunganui on Friday.

Fotuali'i has had to play second fiddle this season, behind All Black Andy Ellis.

The return of Owen Franks and Daniel Carter are the only other changes to the starting fifteen, with Carter set to play his 200th first class match.

All Black captain, Richie McCaw, has been named on the bench to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from a stress fracture in his foot.