12 Aug 2009

Kieren Read to start for Canterbury

6:39 pm on 12 August 2009

The All Black loosie Kieran Read has been named to start for Canterbury in their Air New Zealand Cup rugby match against Waikato in Christchurch on Friday night.

Read will start at number eight while Dan Carter is again at first five eighth.

Mike Coman, who made his provincial debut against Auckland at Eden Park last weekend, is on the reserves bench.

The rest of the team is unchanged from last weekend's 22-16 victory over Auckland.