Two BNZ Crusaders players sustained bony injuries to their hands in the Investec Super Rugby Semi Final against the Hurricanes on Saturday night, and will therefore be unavailable for selection this week.


Ryan Crotty
Ryan fractured his thumb and underwent surgery on Sunday to stabilize it. His return to play timeframe is up to 8 weeks. 

Scott Barrett 
Scott fractured the 2nd metacarpal, at the base of his index finger. His return to play timeframe is up to 5 or 6 weeks.