Halfback Bryn Hall was one of 2017's new Crusaders recruits, and alternated with Mitchell Drummond for the starting spot throughout the season.
He was just 20 years old when he launched his professional rugby career for North Harbour in 2012, and he gained a contract with the Blues for the following year's Super Rugby season. He debuted against the Crusaders in round 2 of that season, however a broken jaw and a bout of glandular fever meant it wasn’t until the following season that he earned his second cap. A broken foot saw him miss another season of Super Rugby in 2015, but he returned for the Blues in 2016 as the first choice halfback and played in every game.
The BNZ Crusaders approached Hall as a suitable replacement for the outgoing Andy Ellis in 2017. His highly competitive nature and leadership qualities have been valued by the team.
Hall has captained many of the teams he has played for, including his St Peter's College First XV, co-captain of the New Zealand Under-20 side in 2012, and North Harbour captain in 2015.