6 Feb 2015

Carter to start for Crusaders

12:17 pm on 6 February 2015

All Blacks first five Dan Carter will start for the Crusaders in Friday night's Super Rugby pre-season clash with the Queensland Reds in Brisbane.

Dan Carter

Dan Carter Photo: Photosport

Carter comes off the bench in the game against the Hurricanes last weekend.

Carter will come up against the new Queensland pivot, the former Kangaroos rugby league star and Aussie Rules player Karmichael Hunt, who's also making his first start in the number 10 jersey for his new franchise.

Meanwhile fellow-All Blacks prop Owen Franks and utilty back Colin Slade join the Crusaders line-up for the first time this pre-season.

Slade starts at fullback.

Crusaders team to play the Reds:

1 Alex Hodgman

2 Codie Taylor

3 Owen Franks

4 Luke Romano

5 Dominic Bird

6 Jimmy Tupou

7 Matt Todd (c)

8 Luke Whitelock

9 Mitchell Drummond

10 Daniel Carter

11 Johnny McNicholl

12 Tom Taylor

13 Kieron Fonotia

14 Robbie Fruean

15 Colin Slade


Ben Funnell (FR)

Ged Robinson (FR)

Joe Moody (FR)

Daniel Lienert -Brown (FR)

Scott Barrett

Tom Sanders

Billy Guyton

Nathaniel Apa

Nafi Tuitavaki

David Havili