Canterbury will take on Counties Manukau in the first of the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership semi-finals this Sunday.
Canterbury Head Coach Scott Robertson has made seven changes to the starting fifteen that took on Counties in Pukekohe last weekend.
Canterbury scrum coach Jason Ryan has been appointed the new scrum coach and analyst for the Black Ferns heading into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Four Canterbury players have been selected in the Black Ferns squad to play in the International Women’s Rugby Series in June. The squad of 26 will play a four-Test series against Australia, Samoa and Canada.
Four young Canterbury men will have the opportunity to compete in this year’s IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand. They are among 28 rugby players from around the country named in the New Zealand Under 20 squad by Coach Chris Boyd.
New Zealand Rugby has released the final 2014 draw for the nine-week plus playoffs competition.