9 Mar 2011

Jack to play 100th game for Crusaders

10:59 am on 9 March 2011

The Crusaders have made two changes to their side for Friday night's Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies in Nelson.

Lock Chris Jack will play his 100th game for the Crusaders after being named to replace Brad Thorn in the second row.

Jack, who plays his provincial rugby for Tasman, made his debut for the Crusaders 12 years ago and he joins a special club of six players who have played more than 100 games for the Crusaders.... Richie McCaw, Caleb Ralph, Leon MacDonald, Greg Somerville, Reuben Thorne and Justin Marshall.

In the only other change to the team which beat the Waratahs in Nelson last weekend, another Tasman player, Ben Franks, replaces his brother Owen at tighthead prop.

The Crusaders team to play the Brumbies at Trafalgar Park, Nelson, on Friday March 11, kick-off 7.35pm, is:

1. Wyatt Crockett

2. Corey Flynn

3. Ben Franks

4. Chris Jack

5. Sam Whitelock

6. George Whitelock

7. Matt Todd

8. Kieran Read (Capt)

9. Andy Ellis

10. Daniel Carter

11. Adam Whitelock

12. Sonny Bill Williams

13. Robbie Fruean

14. Sean Maitland

15. Israel Dagg


16. Quentin MacDonald

17. Owen Franks

18. Brad Thorn

19. Jonathan Poff

20. Willi Heinz

21. Matt Berquist

22. Tom Marshall