Former South Canterbury and Timaru Boys' High School midfielder Sam Beard has been included in the Crusaders Knights team.
Head coach Scott Robertson has named his squad of 28 players from across the franchise region, in addition to the contracted Crusaders.
The Crusaders Knights predominantly give non-playing Crusaders and New Zealand under 20 players the opportunity for game time each week.
The remainder of the squad is selected from upcoming ITM, academy and club players from across the franchise who are identified as being potential Crusaders within the next 3 years.
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