19 Apr 2012

Carter to bring up century for Crusaders

6:58 pm on 19 April 2012

The All Blacks first five Dan Carter will play his 100th game for the Crusaders at second five.

Carter's again been named to play in the midfield and Tom Taylor at first five, for Saturday night's game against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

The match also marks a milestone for flanker George Whitelock who'll play 50th Super rugby game as will prop Owen Franks if he comes off the bench.

Meanwhile All Blacks loose forward Victory Vito is over a calf injury and back in the Hurricanes starting lineup at number eight however halfback T J Perenara has been ruled out after suffering an ankle injury earlier this week.

And the one test All Blacks Mike Delany will start at first five for the Highlanders in their match against the Blues in Dunedin tomorrow night.

The match will also be lock Josh Bekhuis' 50th for the Highlanders.