Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is already juggling his roster naming George Bridge to captain his side at the Brisbane 10's this weekend.
For starters he is forbidden from selecting any All Blacks who toured Europe late last year, which immediately prevents him from picking 13 of the men who returned from duty without serious injuries.
According to Stuff.co, his side to this weekend’s 10's tournament will see little experience and includes a dozen players not listed in the original squad of contracted players.
Meanwhile Tamanivalu was the only All Black to be included in the group that finished as beaten finalists to the Chiefs in Brisbane last year. No players boasting test experience have been included in this squad.
The Crusaders are in Pool C with the Fiji Giants, Hurricanes and Brumbies.
The Fiji Giants will take on the Brumbies at 7.09pm tomorrow, they will then face the Hurricanes at 11.01pm tomorrow before taking on the Crusaders at 5.04pm Saturday.
The quarterfinals will be held at 7pm Saturday, the semifinal is at 8.30pm while the final will be held at 10.15pm Saturday.
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