27 Feb 2013

Dagg to start on left wing for Crusaders

12:04 pm on 27 February 2013

The All Black fullback Israel Dagg will start on the left wing for the Crusaders in their Super Rugby opener against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday night.

Tom Taylor will play at fullback.

The forward pack has an established look about it, with Wyatt Crockett, Corey Flynn, Owen Franks, Luke Romano and Sam Whitelock making up the tight five.

Matt Todd, Kieran Read and George Whitelock are the loosies.

The backline is Andy Ellis, Dan Carter, Ryan Cotty, Robbie Fruean, Adam Whitelock, Dagg and Taylor.

The Crusaders had a bye last weekend, while the Blues beat the Hurricanes.