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Preview: Canterbury v Bay of Plenty

13th October 2012 08:06

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Andy Ellis Canterbury ITM Cup 2012

Back at 9: Andy Ellis

Canterbury have recalled Andy Ellis and Ryan Crotty for their final game of the regular ITM Cup season, against Bay of Plenty on home soil on Sunday.

The duo replace Willi Heinz and Telusa Veainu respectively while there is a reshuffle that sees kicker Tom Taylor move to full-back and form finisher Johnny McNicholl head out to the wing.

Matt Todd returns in place of Sam Whitelock while Joel Everson, Ben Funnell and Joe Moody come in for Luke Katene, Codie Taylor and Luke Katene.

Bay of Plenty come into this fixture on the back of their 17-3 defeat to Tasman and have named an inexperienced tight five to face the Cantabs.

Rugby Union betting odds

The teams:

Canterbury: 15 Tom Taylor, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock (capt), 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Joel Everson, 3 Paea Fa'anunu, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Andrew Olorenshaw, 18 Luke Whitelock, 19 Jed Brown, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Telusa Veainu, 22 Stephen Gee.

Bay of Plenty: 15 Nick McCashin, 14 Lance MacDonald, 13 Kendrick Lynn, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Jack Wilson, 10 Chris Noakes, 9 Jamie Nutbrown, 8 Carl Axtens, 7 Tanerau Latimer (capt), 6 Dan Goodwin, 5 Leon Power, 4 Keepa Mewett, 3 Mike Kainga, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Greg Pleasants-Tate.
Replacements: 16 John Pareanga, 17 Tristan Moran, 18 Pingi Tala'apitaga, 19 Matt Clutterbuck, 20 Curtis van der Heyden, 21 Simon Rolleston, 22 Maru Henry.

Referee: Keith Brown

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