Talented fullback Israel Dagg rejoins the Crusaders for a eighth season, after making the move from the Highlanders in 2011.
Dagg’s natural abilities on the rugby field were spotted at an early age. While still in high school, Dagg represented Hawke's Bay at Under 16 and Under 19 level, and in 2006 he became the first secondary school player to be selected for Hawke's Bay since Danny Lee.
His debut season with the All Blacks was in 2010 and he made an immediate impact with two match winning tries against the Springboks in Wellington and Soweto.
He has also represented New Zealand in Sevens in 2007 and 2008, New Zealand Under 19 in 2007 and New Zealand Schools in 2006.