A Crusader since 2011, Matt Todd took the opportunity to really make his mark with the absence of Richie McCaw during the 2013 campaign. His intelligence on field was highly valued by the team as were his outstanding defensive abilities and skills at the breakdown. His hard work paid off seeing Todd called up to the All Blacks during 2013.
Todd has been in the Canterbury ITM Cup team since 2009 and has just completed an outstanding season with that team. He is the most regular recipient of the player of the day award in the team.