Israel Dagg returns to fullback for 'Canes clash

Last updated 11:55 06/03/2013
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RIGHTFUL POSITION: Israel Dagg will be at fullback when the Crusaders face the Hurricanes on Friday night.

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Israel Dagg has been returned to fullback for the Crusaders' Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday night.

The All Black started on the left wing in last weekend's 34-15 loss to the Blues in Auckland as the Crusaders conceded three tries down his flank in the first half.

Dagg's switch back to his rightful position in the No 15 jersey allows Johnny McNicholl and Tom Marshall to start on the left and right wings respectively.


Tom Taylor and Adam Whitelock drop back into the reserves.

In the sole change to the forward pack, lock Dominic Bird replaces in the injured Luke Romano. Tom Donnelly joins the bench as cover for second row.

Crusaders: Israel Dagg, Tom Marshall, Robbie Fruean, Ryan Crotty, Johnny McNicholl, Dan Carter, Andy Ellis, Kieran Read (captain), Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Dominic Bird, Sam Whitelock, Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Ben Funnell, Joe Moody, Tom Donnelly, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Tom Taylor, Adam Whitelock.

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