This is Matt Todd’s season to shine - with All Black openside flanker Richie McCaw being on sabbatical for the first part of the year, Todd will have more opportunity than ever to make his mark during this Crusaders campaign. His intelligence will be highly valued by the team as will his outstanding defensive abilities and skills at the breakdown.
Todd first joined the Crusaders in 2011 after a year in the Wider Training Squad and an impressive ITM Cup campaign for Canterbury, which resulted in him being awarded the 2010 Canterbury player of the year.
“A truly great number 7 who is unlucky not to be an All Black. A great support player who is always in the frame with the ball. The turnover King. He is an instinctive and intelligent player.”
2009 v Waikato
2009 v Chiefs