George Leaupepe criticised NZ Rugby for not doing enough for ex-players. Sam Whitelock can't fault the current set-up.
World Cup winner Aaron Smith returns to action against the Crusaders but long lay-off looms for Richard Buckman
Eight adjustments made as Sam Whitelock leads the troops for trial game against the Highlanders.
Regular starts have been scarce for Jimmy Tupou in Super Rugby. Now he has been named captain of the Crusaders for a trial game.
OPINION: Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos has wasted no time in having a dig at those who criticise his organisation.