4 Aug 2010

Two newcomers named in Canterbury side

6:01 am on 4 August 2010

Two players will make their Canterbury debuts in the side's provincial rugby match against Manawatu in Palmerston North on Thursday night.

Halfback Matt George replaces Willi Heinz, who fractured a bone in his hand in the first round draw against Hawke's Bay.

Sam Monaghan starts on the left wing, replacing Patrick Osborne, who injured has a hip injury.

Former All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis has been named in the reserves having recovered from a fractured toe.