Article

Super Rugby

Guildford on the bench

Guildford on the bench

ALL BLACKS wing Zac Guildford will return from suspension via the bench when the Crusaders play the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Coach Todd Blackadder has stuck with the same run-on team which beat the Blues 19-18 last week.

He has resisted the temptation of bringing Guildford, who missed the Super Rugby-opener and three pre-seasons game as New Zealand Rugby Union punishment for his drunken antics in Rarotonga last year, into the starting team, retaining the back three combination of Israel Dagg, Sean Maitland and Tom Marshall.

The same also applies with prop Owen Franks and hooker Corey Flynn, both of whom are once again named in the reserves.

The Highlanders beat the Crusaders 26-18 when the two sides last played one another.

Crusaders: Tom Marshall, Sean Maitland, Robbie Fruean, Ryan Crotty, Israel Dagg, Tyler Bleyendaal, Andy Ellis, Kieran Read (c), Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Tom Donnelly, Ben Franks, Quentin MacDonald, Wyatt Crockett
Reserves: Corey Flynn, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Luke Whitelock, Willie Heinz, Zac Guildford, Adam Whitelock

« Back to Articles

Upcoming Matches

2014 Super Rugby fixtures

2014 Super Rugby fixtures

All the fixtures you need to plan your viewing pleasure!

Blogs

Mark Calverley Super Rugby - Not going to plan for NZ teams. Should we worry?

Not all our own way for NZ teams

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Benji - Should he stay or should he go?

Pressure is on Benji, but shouldn't we remember SBW went to France (Toulon) for 2 years to learn the game.

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Concussion

With all of the news around concussion do you think there should be safety measures in place for players to ensure they don't play on after a head know? How and who should police that?

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Club Rugby - How to get the MOJO back

With the start of club rugby upon us, how can we maintain the value of the clubs in player pathways and community spirit.

By Mark Calverley

Fixtures & Results

Super Rugby
Heartland Championship
ITM Cup
Rugby World Cup 2011