The Highlanders have begun their two-week Christmas break, as
the start of the serious stuff looms closer.
Dan Carter will make his earliest start with the Crusaders
for many years as he seeks a consistent run of matches which
he hopes will put him in a position to wear the All Blacks'
No10 jersey at the World Cup in 10 months.
Alex Ainley is a latecomer.
Each Super 15 squad is back in training and practising their
public relations drills for the next season.
The Crusaders plan to take their Super 15 match against the
Hurricanes next year to Fiji.
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