Matson names experienced Canterbury squad

Last updated 11:32 20/08/2012
Wyatt Crockett
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EXPERIENCE: Wyatt Crockett is the most capped player in the Canterbury squad for 2012.

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Canterbury rugby has today announced an experienced squad for the 2012 national provincial championship. 

Wyatt Crockett is the most capped player for the side chasing its fifth successive title, while Andy Ellis, Sean Maitland, Nasi Manu and George Whitelock should notch their 50th caps for the red and black this season. 

Canterbury head coach Tabai Matson said he is excited to have such a quality group of players in the squad this year. 

"I have worked with all of these players previously in some capacity and I know that every one of them will be a very worthy member of the squad.  We are lucky to have a pool of such exceptional rugby talent in Canterbury."

Canterbury squad: Dominic Bird, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Carter, Wyatt Crockett, Ryan Crotty, Andy Ellis, Joel Everson, Paea Fa'anunu, Corey Flynn, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Robbie Fruean, Ben Funnell, Willi Heinz, Luke Katene, Nepo Laulala, Johnny McNichol, Sean Maitland, Nasi Manu, Richie McCaw, Sam Monaghan, Joe Moody, Brendon O'Connor, Andrew Olorenshaw, Patrick Osborne, Kieran Read, Luke Romano, Colin Slade, Mark Swanepoel, Codie Taylor, Tom Taylor, Matt Todd, Telusa Veainu, Adam Whitelock, George Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Sam Whitelock.

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