The Crusaders squad to play the Highlanders in their first pre-season match on Friday night (3rd February) at 5.45pm at Rugby Park, Greymouth has been named.

The team travel to Greymouth on Wednesday for a pre-season camp before their match on Friday night. As part of their camp the squad will be involved in visiting a number of schools on the coast from Westport down to the Fox Glacier.

Demand for tickets to the match has been strong, tickets are available from the Greymouth Information Centre and the Westport IT Site. General Admission Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for secondary school children and primary school children can go free.

Crusaders team to play the Highlanders

1.Wyatt Crockett (Captain)

2.Quentin MacDonald

3.Nick Barrett

4.Ross Kennedy

5.Tom Donnelly

6.Joe Wheeler

7.Matt Todd

8.Luke Whitelock

9.Willi Heinz

10.Tyler Bleyendaal

11.Adam Whitelock

12.Ryan Crotty

13.Robbie Fruean

14.Sean Maitland

15.Tom Marshall

Interchange Players


Joe Moody

Ben Franks

Sam Prattley

Ben Funnell

Codie Taylor

Luke Romano

Dominic Bird

Brendon O’Connor

George Whitlock


Mark Swanepoel

Mitchell Scott

Patrick Osborne

Andy Ellis

Unavailable: Tom Taylor, Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock, Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Richie McCaw, Zac Guildford, Israel Dagg, Johnny McNicoll