Crusaders call in Veainu as cover at wing

Last updated 05:00 06/02/2013
Telusa Veainu
GETTY IMAGES
TELUSA VEAINU: The wing in action for Canterbury in last year's ITM Cup.

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

High-flying Crusaders cooking up a storm but aim to keep a lid on penalty count Super Rugby: Five things learned from the Crusaders' game against the Force Waratahs ready for New Zealand challenge Happy weekend for NZ as Crusaders, Blues and Highlanders earn Super Rugby victories Reds caught short against Jaguares Highlanders coach Tony Brown heaps praise on youngsters after Canberra win Fast-improving wing Matt Duffie shows the way forward for Tana Umaga's Blues Review: Jaguares v Reds - Super Rugby round five Highlanders come from behind to beat Brumbies 18-13 in Canberra Blues backs finally click into gear as Ihaia West cameo helps them surge to bonus point victory over Bulls

Canterbury wing Telusa Veainu has been placed on an interim contract with the Crusaders as cover for the outside backs.

Veainu has been a member of the last three championship-winning Canterbury ITM Cup teams and has also been part of the Highlanders' wider training squad.

He has been called up after Zac Guildford withdrew from the squad after his latest alcohol-related indiscretion last month, while a possible replacement, Kurt Baker, was injured at the Wellington Sevens tournament last weekend.

Veainu has been listed in the Crusaders reserves for Friday's second preseason match against the Highlanders at Oamaru.

The match sees the inclusion of some of the more experienced players into the squad, including All Blacks Wyatt Crockett, Luke Romano and Israel Dagg. The team will be captained by second five-eighth Ryan Crotty.

Dagg will start at centre. As many reserves have been named as are in the starting lineup, indicating many interchanges.

HOW THEY LINE UP

Crusaders team: Wyatt Crockett, Ben Funnell, Pa'ea Fa'anunu, Luke Romano, Dominic Bird, Luke Whitelock, Shane Christie, Jordan Taufua, Andy Ellis, Tom Taylor, Johnny McNicholl, Ryan Crotty (c), Israel Dagg, Adam Whitelock, Tom Marshall.

Reserves: Codie Taylor, Adrian Barone, Joe Moody, Jimmy Tupou, Jeremy Su'a, Willi Heinz, Robbie Fruean, Telusa Veainu, Joel Everson, Mitch Graham, Matt Todd, Tyler Bleyendaal, Kieran Fonotia, George Whitelock, James Schrader.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which 2015 NZ Super Rugby team looks best?

Blues

Chiefs

Crusaders

Highlanders

Hurricanes

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content