Fruean tipped for Crusaders return

Date published: October 23 2014

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Robbie Fruean is set to return to the Crusaders after playing just four games for the Chiefs during his one season in Hamilton.

Robbie Fruean is set to return to the Crusaders after playing just four games for the Chiefs during his one season in Hamilton.

The powerful centre was released by Dave Rennie’s side at the end of the season to make way for the returning Sonny Bill Williams but is now expected to rejoin the Crusaders, where he had previously spent four seasons.

Fruean’s progress this season has been stalled by an accelerated heartbeat which kept him out of action for the second half of the Super Rugby season.

However he has since made his return at ITM Cup level, for Hawkes Bay, helping them to the final of the Championship against Manawatu.

As a result he is set to be announced in the Crusaders squad when it is announced on Wednesday according to reports in New Zealand.

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