20 Oct 2010

Few changes for Canterbury

12:35 pm on 20 October 2010

With only two extra All Blacks heading away this weekend the provincial champions Canterbury head into the final round robin clash at Waikato with a largely unchanged side.

Willi Heinz comes in at halfback for Andy Ellis and Ryan Crotty replaces new All Black Sonny Bill

Williams at second-five.

Several other All Blacks were only back for brief spells and Owen Franks is replaced at loosehead prop by Peter Borlase while Rob Verbakel comes in for lock Brad Thorn.

First-five Colin Slade has recovered from a hip injury and starts while prop Wyatt Crockett captains the team in place of the injured flanker George Whitelock and in the absence of Ellis.