Brumbies see off chiefs to open Super Rugby campaign
Owen Franks has been named as New Zealand’s latest World Cup selection, as the rugby union squad prepares to open its campaign on the world’s largest stage at Wembley Stadium.
Crumbies fly-half Franks was selected as a possible replacement for long-serving fullback Scott Fardy for their second match at Wembley, as he looks to build on last season’s World Cup campaign.
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In a side featuring five players from last season’s World Cup squad, Franks’ selection will be a big boost for the Crusaders’ World Cup hopes.
Crumbies director of rugby Paul Rowley said: “His selection reflects Owen’s efforts in helping his club earn a place in the World Cup.”
Franks was part of the Crusaders’ World Cup squad 2014
The 21-year-old plays the wing back position and is contracted until the end of 2018.
He signed from Auckland-based All Blacks training side the Crusaders this summer, where he was named the NZ rugby league’s best player.
After making a number of moves with Cronulla last year, Franks had a significant impact in his first full season playing for his 코인 카지노home club, playing all four games for the Crusaders last season.
A former All Black and Warriors Test player, Franks has also represented NZ twice at the Under-20 and Under-17 levels, as he joined the Crusaders full-time at the end of 2014.
Franks was selected as a possible replacement for Scott Fardy for their second match at Wembley. Crusaders coach Paul Rowley said the selection was a good one for the players
The Crusaders are currently chasing a fourth straight World Cup berth, after missing out on the 2009 tournament.
Franks and coach Crusaders coach Paul Rowley believe their strong start to the season has provided them with the opportunity to build on that season by winning their first four Super Rugby games, after going 16-0 at the end of last season.
While Crusaders fans would be delighted to see Franks move out on an extended stay abroad before returning home, it remains골목 to be seen whether the Crusaders will be able to keep hold of their former lock in December.
The Kiwi star, along with his teammates will face Argentina on Thursday at 8pm before continuing to the Maracana in Paris.