23 Jun 2011

Sonny Bill back for the Crusaders

10:20 am on 23 June 2011

Sonny Bill Williams will return to the Crusaders starting lineup for Saturday's night sudden death Super rugby qualifier against the South African side the Sharks in Nelson.

Williams is back at second-five after missing last week's win over the Hurricanes with a hip injury.

Wing Sean Maitland has also been named in the run on side, back after a six week injury absence while Wyatt Crockett replaces Ben Franks at loosehead prop.

This winner of the match will play the Stormers in Capetown for a place in the final.

The Crusaders beat the Sharks 44-28 when the two sides played at Twickenham in London, in March.

Still on the Crusaders injury list are All Blacks Richie McCaw and Israel Dagg.