24th September 04:20 AM
Crusaders appoint Crotty and Todd as vice-captains
By Lena Reece
Thursday 16/02/2017
Ryan Crotty (left) and Matt Todd.

The Crusaders have appointed All Blacks Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd as vice‑captains for the 2017 season.

They will back up captain Sam Whitelock, who has taken over the Crusaders' leadership from All Blacks skipper Kieran Read.

Crotty, 28, has played 107 games for the Crusaders since 2009.

Todd, 28, has worn the jersey 94 times since his 2011 debut.

Incumbent All Blacks Joe Moody, Wyatt Crockett, Codie Taylor and Luke Romano are on the bench.

The Crusaders team: Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Jack Goodhue, Ryan Crotty, George Bridge, Richie Mo'unga, Ere Enari, Whetu Douglas, Matt Todd, Pete Samu, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Owen Franks, Ben Funnell, Tim Perry.

Reserves: Joe Moody, Wyatt Crockett, Michael Alaatoa, Codie Taylor, Luke Romano, Quinten Strange, Mitchell Dunshea, Jed Brown, Jordan Taufua, Bryn Hall, Mitchell Drummond, Mitch Hunt, David Havili, Sione Fifita, Sean Wainui, Manase Mataele, Marty McKenzie.

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