Crockett on bench in only Crusaders change

Wednesday, February 17, 2010    NZPA    

All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett has shaken off an ankle sprain and joins the reserves in place of Peter Borlase.

Otherwise coach Todd Blackadder has kept the same side who beat the Highlanders in the first round match at Christchurch on Saturday.

That means All Blacks lock Brad Thorn is on the bench again, with Isaac Ross and Sam Whitelock to start.

The Reds opened their campaign last Saturday with a 30-28 home loss to the New South Wales Waratahs.

Crusaders team:
Colin Slade, Jared Payne, Robert Fruean, Tim Bateman, Zac Guildford, Dan Carter, Andy Ellis, Thomas Waldrom, George Whitelock, Kieran Read (captain), Isaac Ross, Sam Whitelock, Owen Franks, Ti'i Paulo, Ben Franks.

Reserves: Quentin MacDonald, Wyatt Crockett, Brad Thorn, Jonathan Poff, Kahn Fotuali'i, Adam Whitelock, Sean Maitland