The Crusaders squad for the 2013 Super Rugby Competition includes nine new faces and twenty three players returning from 2012.
The new faces are - Dominic Bird, Johnny McNicholl, Joe Moody and Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Jordan Taufua, Shane Christie and Jeremy Su'a.
The one player to be recruited from outside of the Crusaders catchment area for next season is loose forward Jimmy Tupou.
Tupou has been playing for Counties Manukau in the ITM Cup and was also a member of this year's New Zealand Under 20 team.
The Crusaders 2013 squad is:
Props: WYATT CROCKETT, OWEN FRANKS, NEPO LAULALA, JOE MOODY
Hookers: COREY FLYNN, BEN FUNNELL, CODIE TAYLOR
Locks: LUKE ROMANO, DOMINIC BIRD, SAM WHITELOCK, TOM DONNELLY
Loose forwards: RICHIE McCAW, KIERAN READ, JORDAN TAUFUA, SHANE CHRISTIE, MATT TODD, JIMMY TUPOU, GEORGE WHITELOCK, LUKE WHITELOCK
Halfbacks: ANDY ELLIS, WILLI HEINZ, JEREMY SU'A
1st 5 8ths: DAN CARTER, TYLER BLEYENDAAL, TOM TAYLOR
2nd 5 8ths: TOM TAYLOR, RYAN CROTTY, TOM MARSHALL
Centres: ROBBIE FRUEAN, ADAM WHITELOCK
Wingers: ZAC GUILDFORD, JOHNNY MCNICHOLL
Fullback: ISRAEL DAGG