7 Mar 2012

Blackadder rings the changes for Crusaders

6:54 pm on 7 March 2012

The Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made several changes to his starting lineup for Friday's Super rugby match against the Chiefs, following their loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin last week.

Four new players come into the starting fifteen for the Napier match with Corey Flynn at hooker, Owen Franks at prop, Luke Romano at lock, and Zac Guildford on the wing.

There have also been several positional switches with Ben Franks moving to loosehead prop with brother Owen filling the tighthead role.

Israel Dagg moves from left to right wing while Sean Maitland moves from wing to fullback.

The Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has stuck with the same starting lineup which beat the Blues last round.