11 Apr 2013

Flynn back for Crusaders

9:37 am on 11 April 2013

Hooker Corey Flynn returns to the Crusaders lineup for Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with the Western Force in Perth after missing their last match with an eye injury.

In the other changes from the side that lost in Durban, Dominic Bird replaces Sam Whitelock at lock, Shane Christie gets his first start at openside flanker, and Israel Dagg starts at fullback.

The game will mark the 250th first class game of rugby for Flynn.

Tyler Bleyendaal makes his third straight start at first five after Dan Carter was forced home with a hamstring strain.