He fractured his hip playing for Manawatu in October, but now flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis is almost ready to go for the Crusaders.
Crusaders assistant coach Jason Ryan's challenge is to improve arguably the best pack in Super Rugby.
Could the stricken Lancaster Park have been fixed after all? This engineering firm thinks so.
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson takes in the breaks of Bondi and the heavy hits of the NRL.
All Blacks captain plans to make his onfield return just two months before the Lions tour of NZ begins.