5 Apr 2012

Carter to take over kicking duties for Crusaders

11:52 am on 5 April 2012

All Black first five Dan Carter will take over the place kicking duties for the Crusaders this weekend in their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.

Carter hasn't kicked at goal since injuring his groin during last year's World Cup

Assistant coach Dave Hewitt says Carter has trained well this week and has taken the advise of his medical staff on when he could return to place kicking duties.

With Carter kicking, Ryan Crotty returns to second five in place of Tom Taylor, who moves to the bench.