7 Jul 2011

Ellis bracketed to start for Crusaders

12:48 pm on 7 July 2011

Halfback Andy Ellis has been bracketed with Kahn Fotuali'i in the only possible change to the Crusaders lineup to take on the Queensland Reds in Saturday night's Super Rugby final in Brisbane.

Ellis is still recovering from knee and shoulder bruising suffered in their semi-final win over the Stormers last weekend.

Lock Luke Romano trained with the team yesterday after staying an extra night in South Africa due to chicken pox... he's been bracketed on the reserves bench with Chris Jack.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says they've had a good week in Brisbane and the players look full of energy.