Crowley dropped from Queensland team
Queensland veteran Dan Crowley has been dropped from the Reds team for their opening Super 12 clash against Otago in Dunedin on Saturday night.
Crowley who has played 122 games for Queenland to be second behind Andrew Slack (133) as the most capped Reds player could not even find a place on the bench.
Fletcher Dyson will be making his Super 12 debut in Crowley's place and Nic Stiles has been chosen as the reserve. Reserve hooker Shane Hardman will also be making his debut after hooker Michael Foley suffered knee ligament damage in the Reds victory over the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday night.
The team is: Glenn Panoho, Sean Hardman, Fletcher Dyson, Nathan Sharpe, John Eales (c), Mark Connors, David Wilson, Toutai Kefu, Sam Cordingley, Shane Draham, Nathan Williams, Tim Horan, Daniel Herbert, Damian Smith, Chris Latham. Reserves - Jacob Rauluni, Elton Flatley, Ricky Nalatu, Mark Murray, Mike Mitchell, Nic Stiles, Tim Tavalea.