The Crusaders Knights will kick off the 2017 season at home, when they play the Highlanders Development side this Saturday at Linfield Park in Christchurch.

 Head Coach Joe Maddock has named his team to take on the Bravehearts, which includes 10 players from the BNZ Crusaders squad in the starting fifteen.

The match provides Christchurch fans with the opportunity to watch the Crusaders Development side in action, before heading along to the BNZ Crusaders’ first game of the Investec Super Rugby season against the Brumbies, from 7:35pm at AMI Stadium.

Kick-off at Linfield Park for the Crusaders Knights game is scheduled for 1:45pm on Saturday 25 February, and entry to the match is free.


Crusaders Knights team to play Highlanders Development team:

  1. Tim Perry
  2. Andrew Makalio
  3. Oli Jager
  4. Jack Powell
  5. Jonno Osbourne
  6. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis
  7. Jed Brown
  8. Sam Godwin
  9. Mitchell Drummond
  10. Marty McKenzie
  11. Sione Fifita
  12. Sean Wainui
  13. Braydon Ennor
  14. Manasa Mataele
  15. Will Jordan
  16. Nathan Vella
  17. Harry Allen
  18. Samu Tawake
  19. Tom Christie
  20. Isaiah Miller
  21. Leon Fukofuka
  22. Tim O’Malley
  23. Tima Faingaanuku
  24. Josh McKay
  25. Ray Nu’u