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  • Crockett, Whitelock (3), Heinz, Todd, Whitelock,
    Penalty goals: Carter (2),
    Conversions: Carter (5), Bleyendaal (2),
55 - 20

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  • Van Der Walt, Whitehead,
    Penalty goals: Catrakilis (2),
    Conversions: Catrakilis, Whitehead,
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 23rd Mar 2013
  • KO 06:35
  • Ground: AMI Stadium, Christchurch

Crusaders v Southern Kings - Super Rugby match preview

Last updated: 22nd March 2013  

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The Crusaders welcome All Blacks winger Zac Guildford back to their squad for Saturday's clash with the Southern Kings.

The 24-year-old had missed the start to the season after he underwent treatment for an alcohol-related problem.

However he has been named on the bench for the visit of the Super Rugby new boys, with hooker Codie Taylor also named among the replacements.

There are just two changes to the starting XV following the 41-19 win over the Bulls, with scrum-half Willi Heinz and lock Luke Romano named in the line-up.

The Kings have named their fourth captain of the season, with Schalk Ferreira following in the footsteps of Luke Watson, Darron Nell and Steven Sykes.

With Sykes and Nell both missing, David Bulbring and Daniel Adongo will team up in the second row while Rynier Bernado comes in on the bench.

The other two changes come in the backs, with George Whitehead and Hadleigh Parkes handed starts.

On the bench, there are call ups for Devin Oosthuizen, Nicolas Vergallo, Waylon Murray and Elric van Vuuren.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg. 14 Tom Marshall, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano , 3 Owen Franks 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Dominic Bird, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Tyler Bleyendaal, 22 Zac Guildford.

Kings: 15 George Whitehead, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Daniel Adongo, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira (c).
Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Jaco Engels, 18 Rynier Bernardo, 19 Devin Oosthuizen, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Waylon Murray, 22 Elric van Vuuren.

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