Late Flynn blow for Crusaders

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 4 Apr 2013 at 09:00
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The Crusaders have been forced to change their team to face the Sharks tomorrow, less than 24 hours after announcing it in the first place.

15-Cap All Black hooker, Corey Flynn, suffered an eye injury at training yesterday and will not be fit to play at Kings Park. 22-year-old Ben Funnell is thus elevated from the bench into the number 2 jersey, while the Crusaders look set to learn a harsh lesson about touring without a third hooker; Codie Taylor is being rushed over to join the team and will be hastily bundled into the number 16 jersey as soon as he arrives.

Taylor is himself a rookie, having made his Crusaders debut against the Southern Kings two weeks ago.

Crusaders: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock (captain), 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Dominic Bird, 19 Jordan Taufua, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Telusa Veainu, 22 Israel Dagg.


  • Cannot see Taylor getting over in time.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.04.13 09:14:22 by overseas shark Reply
  • We should take this one. They are very much an injury depleted outfit.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.04.13 09:21:01 by King Shark Reply
    King Shark
  • @King Shark (Comment 2) : That means nothing.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.04.13 09:25:31 by Uli Reply
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  • They should rather have asked for Deon Fourie. He combined very well with Whitelock 🙄

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.04.13 09:28:06 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @King Shark (Comment 2) : so are we!

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.04.13 09:30:00 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • If Franks is still carrying an injury the Crusaders will be vunerable

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.04.13 09:37:04 by overseas shark Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.04.13 10:21:33 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @overseas shark (Comment 6) : Franks went off after 15minutes against the stormers… they didn’t look vulnerable after that?

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.04.13 11:11:24 by SharksRTB Reply


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