29 Jun 2016

No rest for All Blacks skipper

5:06 pm on 29 June 2016

There's no rest for All Blacks captain Kieran Read after the three test series against Wales, with Read named to lead the table topping Crusaders in their match against the Chiefs in Suva on Friday night.

Kieran Read tackled by Gareth Anscombe.

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read is straight back into the Super rugby fray. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Crusaders side features seven returning All Blacks with the only omissions being midfielder Ryan Crotty and lock Luke Romano, who are out through injury.

The Crusaders will field an All Black front row in Wyatt Crockett, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks.

Lock Sam Whitelock is also in the starting fifteen along with fullback Israel Dagg.

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs

We have regular online commentary of local and international sport.