Losing Willi Heinz with a broken leg has left the Crusaders preparing for Super Rugby without an experienced halfback.
The Highlanders notched up a win but more importantly got through their pre-season match with the Crusaders relatively unscathed.
A season-ending leg injury to Willi Heinz propels South Canterbury oldboy Billy Guyton into the Super Rugby spotlight.
Tough credibility test for Super Rugby as European clubs pursue the cream of the southern hemisphere crop.
An SOS call from the Crusaders to Andy Ellis is imminent after back-up halfback Willi Heinz broke his leg.